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FCPS Board meets for first time since passing of Manny Caulk, begins search for replacement

Fayette County Board of Education members met for the first time Monday to discuss the process of selecting a leader to replace Superintendent Manny Caulk, who passed away in December. During a work session prior to its regularly scheduled monthly planning meeting, the board affirmed a commitment to collaborate with stakeholders and work as a team to find the best candidate to shepherd the district...

Fayette’s Chief of Schools, Tony Watts, named superintendent of Newport Independent Schools

Staff report Fayette County Public Schools’ Chief of Schools, Tony Watts has been named superintendent of the Newport Independent Schools in Northern Kentucky. Watts will return to the district where he served as principal of Newport High School. Watts, 49, will replace Newport’s current superintendent Kelly Middleton, who is retiring at the end of the school year after eight years leading...

FCPS Superintendent Search: Board seeks community, employee and family opinions

Below you will find the text of a message from Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price that was shared with families, employees and community members related to the search for the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent.     The most pressing task facing the Fayette County Board of Education, but one which we cannot do without your assistance and direction, is selecting...

Fayette County Board of educationto vote on superintendent candidates

  Five candidates to become the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent will move forward to the school board next week for consideration, after a unanimous vote Wednesday night by the district’s superintendent screening committee.   The six-person Superintendent Screening Committee, representing employees and parents of the school district, spent countless hours reviewing the...

Fayette County Board of education
to vote on superintendent candidates

  Five candidates to become the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent will move forward to the school board next week for consideration, after a unanimous vote Wednesday night by the district’s superintendent screening committee.   The six-person Superintendent Screening Committee, representing employees and parents of the school district, spent countless hours reviewing the...