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

Cameron Anderson
Asst.: Stacy Clarke


Jessica Moyer
Asst.: Tyler Smith 


Dawn Slabach
Asst.: Ashley Carter

Rachel Booth
Asst.: Shrenda Pelfrey 

Cindy Hill
Asst.: Janet Pond 


Sarah McCarthy
Asst.: Kathleen Oswald


Christina Bosserman
Asst.: Abigail Buchanan


Molly Sutcliffe
Asst.: Courtney Harrell


Kayla Megill
Asst.: Jessic Ridenhour


Courtney Leaphart
Asst.: Jean Morgan


Julie Herndon
Asst.: Carol Camp 


Kim Nunnery
Asst.: Christina Reed 


Leigh Eubanks
Asst.: Asheigh Near


Sarah Gillespie
Asst.: Robert Zeigler 


Richard “Rick” Masters
Asst.: Susan Goff 


Vera Diener
Asst.: Ashley Gladden


Davis Myers
Asst.: Dominique Sawyer 


Kelly Watkins
Asst.: Kelli Boyleston 


Mary Catherine Whisnant
Asst.: Diane Schacht


Ruth Spence
Asst.: Susan Harmon


Jennifer Still
Asst.: Jennifer “Jenny” Farmer


Angelica Greiner
Asst.: Whitney Moore


Dona J. P. Smith
Asst.: Effie Bailey 


Corey Bedenbaugh
Asst.: Lynn Martin


Liddy Parrish
Asst.: Britani Magargle


Angela McGinty
Asst.: Jody Britt 


Michelle Bumgardner
Asst.: Jessica Owens 


Andrea Slice
Asst.: Deanna Thacker


Tonya Threatt
Asst.: Jennifer McPherson 


Amy Donaldson
Asst.: Patricia Ravago 


Suzanne Keller
Asst.: Angela Thom


Karen Elliott
Susan Helton
Helen Renew 


CS - Fiscal Services/

Traci Benefield
Asst. Melanie Bowers 


Shannon Williamson


Melanie Bennett


CS - Instruction
Dottie Sistare 


CS - Special Services
Amy Derrick


CS - Communications/
Student Services/

Shellie Cochcroft 


Donna Gaines 


Adrianne Bazemore


Food Service
Polly Peyinghaus
Ashley Summers