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District 5 Superintendent to Spearhead $243.7 Million 10-Year Construction Plan

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November 12, 2008

By Joy L. Woodson – The State

Herb Berg to spearhead building plan

Lexington-Richland 5’s new superintendent says his top priority is jump-starting the district’s $243.7 million 10-year construction plan.

Voters overwhelming approved the bond proposal last week. It includes three new schools and renovations or additions to seven other facilities.

Herb Berg, named superintendent Monday comes to the job with 34 years of experience as a superintendent, including several years in Kershaw County where he led a $102 million facilities plan there.

“I know how to do it,” Berg said Tuesday. “We will try to bring all of our projects in under budget and on time, and do it in a transparent way so we can build the trust with the public.”

In past years, the district has been accused of not being completely upfront.

Two bond proposals failed to win public approval in recent years, the district had several different superintendents and received criticism on everything from enrollment numbers to faculty.

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