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LEAP


Lexington Emergency/Education Assistance Plan

LEAP is a Lexington One Educational Foundation annual campaign that is funded solely through employee donations and runs during the first few weeks of each school year. Thanks to the generosity of our Lexington One family members, the results enable the Foundation to financially assist the district and its families in a number of important ways.

The Emergency fund assists Lexington One family members who are experiencing a crisis and need temporary help to survive. While the Education fund assists the district with important educational programs and initiatives that the district budget is unable fund.

Thank you for your consideration of a personal gift to the Educational Foundation’s LEAP funds this year!


How to Give

LEAP logoLexington One Employees may make financial donations to the LEAP campaign anytime during the year. However, employees can only choose payroll deduction and annual leave donations during the campaign period, which is always during the beginning of the school year.


Education Assistance Plan

The Foundation’s Lexington Education Assistance Plan is here to help Lexington One students advance successfully to the next level. We must prepare our students as leaders and learners who communicate, innovate, collaborate and think critically. The Foundation’s LEAP Education fund directly supports the district’s educational initiatives and priorities by providing financial assistance in areas of need. When you give to the LEAP Education fund, you ultimately help to strengthen the district and assist Lexington One in its vision to “empower each child to design the future.”

Each year, the Lexington One Educational Foundation Board of Directors designates the use of these funds and gives priority to educational programs that enhance students’ learning. In recent years, these funds have helped to pay for the transition of our school libraries to Learning Commons and to build a school STEM lab. In addition, during the past two years, LEAP Education Funds purchased $59,500 worth of books for our 17 Lexington One elementary schools. This effort supports elementary reading initiatives and assists with SC’s Read to Succeed Act. Studies show that the children who have more contact with books become better readers. Your support of LEAP is helping to foster strong readers in Lexington One!


Emergency Assistance Plan

The Foundation’s Emergency fund focuses on assisting Lexington One employees and students whose families have experienced a recent crisis and need temporary help to survive. For example, the fund offers financial assistance and/or in-kind services to Lexington School District One permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees who may be battling a serious illness or trying to recover from a home fire with total loss. Services typically exclude any payments for housing/housing insurance, vehicle purchases/insurance, and security deposits. Also, workers’ compensation recipients are ineligible for assistance.

Employees in crisis can obtain an application from their LEAP Site Representative and must be nominated by another active employee (i.e., employees may not nominate themselves).

Futhermore, the LEAP Emergency fund also provides help to Lexington One students in need of medical, dental, or vision services that prevent the students from learning, as well as offering help with basic student needs in an immediate emergency situation. This assistance also typically excludes housing payments/insurance; vehicle purchase, payments, insurance or repairs; property taxes; security deposits; student loans or college tuition.

LEAP Applications should be initiated on behalf of the student by an employee (e.g., teacher, guidance counselor, school nurse, school administrator or district social worker) who has direct contact with the student. Parents of students cannot self-nominate. Contact the school LEAP Representative for further assistance.

Remember, LEAP emergency funds exist to help Lexington District One families in crisis

Find more information about LEAP and the program’s statistical facts.


LEAP frog logoHow to Apply

To apply for LEAP Emergency Assistance, please contact your site's LEAP representative as is listed below. This volunteer will provide you with the appropriate LEAP application and assist with the application process.





Find Your Representative

BMS
Cameron Anderson
Asst.: Stacy Clarke

   

CSES
Jessica Moyer
Asst.: Tyler Smith 

   


CSMS
Dawn Slabach
Asst.: Ashley Carter

                 
DES
Rachel Booth
Asst.: Shrenda Pelfrey 
     

FPES
Cindy Hill
Asst.: Janet Pond 

     

GES
Sarah McCarthy
Asst.: Kathleen Oswald

                 

GHS
Christina Bosserman
Asst.: Abigail Buchanan

     

GMS
Molly Sutcliffe
Asst.: Courtney Harrell

     

GPS
Kayla Megill
Asst.: Jessic Ridenhour

                 

LES
Courtney Leaphart
Asst.: Jean Morgan

     

LHS
Julie Herndon
Asst.: Carol Camp 

     

LMES
Kim Nunnery
Asst.: Christina Reed 

                 

LMS
Leigh Eubanks
Asst.: Asheigh Near

     

LTC
Sarah Gillespie
Asst.: Robert Zeigler 

     

MES
Richard “Rick” Masters
Asst.: Susan Goff 

                 

MGES
Vera Diener
Asst.: Ashley Gladden

     

MGMS
Davis Myers
Asst.: Dominique Sawyer 

     

NPES
Kelly Watkins
Asst.: Kelli Boyleston 

                 

OGES
Mary Catherine Whisnant
Asst.: Diane Schacht

     

PES
Ruth Spence
Asst.: Susan Harmon

     

PHES
Jennifer Still
Asst.: Jennifer “Jenny” Farmer


             

PHMS
Angelica Greiner
Asst.: Whitney Moore

     

PHS
Dona J. P. Smith
Asst.: Effie Bailey 

     

PMS
Corey Bedenbaugh
Asst.: Lynn Martin

                 

RBES
Liddy Parrish
Asst.: Britani Magargle

     

RBHS
Angela McGinty
Asst.: Jody Britt 

     

RCES
Michelle Bumgardner
Asst.: Jessica Owens 

                 

SGES
Andrea Slice
Asst.: Deanna Thacker

     

WKES
Tonya Threatt
Asst.: Jennifer McPherson 

     

WKHS
Amy Donaldson
Asst.: Patricia Ravago 

                 

WKMS
Suzanne Keller
Asst.: Angela Thom

     

AES
Karen Elliott
Susan Helton
Helen Renew 

     

CS - Fiscal Services/
Operations

Traci Benefield
Asst. Melanie Bowers 

                 

CS - HR
Shannon Williamson

     

CS - IT
Melanie Bennett

     

CS - Instruction
Dottie Sistare 

                 

CS - Special Services
Amy Derrick

     

CS - Communications/
Student Services/
Superintendent

Shellie Cochcroft 

     

Maintenance
Donna Gaines 

                 

Transportation
Adrianne Bazemore

     

Food Service
Polly Peyinghaus
Ashley Summers