Community celebrates courageous teachers
Lexington County is honoring teachers nd others invoved in education.
The business community is using outdoor signs to show appreciation for teachers.
More than 50 county private and public schools show signs of staff and student infections.
Teachers come to work despite the risk of being exposed to covid-19.
American Education Week is being celebrated by the Lexington Woman's Club, the Lexington Chamber and the SC Department of Commerce.
Angella LaBorde of the Lexington Chamber said, "The week promotes collaboration between parents and educators.
'Throughout the week, schools involve their students in the celebration, too. Whether they design posters or demonstrate technology, their role is vital to recognize how far education has come.
"The program promotes the public education system – its goals, successes and outcomes. Students and those who support them honor those who have made a difference in edcucation".
SC Rep. Paula Calhoon said, "We want to honor educators, support staff, and the people who work in our community’s public schools - the bus drivers, classroom teachers, cafeteria workers and countless others.
"We appreciate everyone who ensures that our students receive a quality education.."