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Open letter to Fayette County Public School families from Superintendent Manny Caulk

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Clark writes this open letter to school families: A broad-based committee of students, families, teachers, health officials, principals and district leaders has been working for months to develop plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Although the spread of COVID-19 in our community remains a constantly changing situation, you can be certain that our...

Fayette County Public Schools select new principals for three elementary schools

New principals have been selected for three elementary schools, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk announced Tuesday. Caulk welcomed two leaders from other districts and encouraged a third to continue his leadership development in FCPS. Named Tuesday were: • Donte Tichenor, new principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary School • Jennifer Spencer, new principal of Julius...

Fayette County Board of Education votes to participate in opioid litigation to recoup damages

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to join other school districts across the nation in a multi-district litigation to recoup damages inflicted by the opioid epidemic, citing “significant damages… including expenditures of public funds to address the impact of this epidemic on students, teachers, other staff, and the taxpayers of this district.” Since...

Land purchase approved for 47 acres to house new Fayette County Public middle, elementary schools

Amid the rest of the construction in the rapidly-growing area of Fayette County east of I-75, Fayette County Public Schools will soon build a middle school and a second elementary school to serve children and families in the area. These two schools have been listed as new construction priorities on the District’s Facilities Plan since 2017, but Monday’s unanimous vote of the Fayette County...

Fayette County school board approves standards of practice to ‘move district forward for all students’

Fayette Co. school board members signed the Standards of Practice commitment at their Oct. 26 meeting. From left:, Doug Barnett, Melissa Bacon, John Price, Amanda Ferguson and Daryl Love. (Photo: Tammy L. Lane) Fayette County Board of Education members have agreed “to place the interests of students above all else and cemented their focus on the achievement of all students regardless of race,...