Fayette County Public Schools

FCPS Moves Toward More Metal Detectors In Schools

Mar 13, 2018
Karyn Czar

A Kentucky county board of education superintendent says his district will move toward offering metal detectors in more area middle and high schools.  News outlets report the Fayette County school district announced Frederick Douglass High School would be the first school with fixed metal detectors after a student accidentally shot himself in the hand Friday.

Fayette County Public Schools

Two eighth graders in Lexington are facing some very adult criminal charges because they brought guns to Crawford Middle School.  Classmates tipped off their teachers within minutes of the school day Wednesday and school officials found an antique revolver and a handgun.

Fayette County Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools, in partnership with Scholastic, has launched a read-aloud mentoring program that aims to pair 300 community volunteers once a month with K-5 classrooms in 29 participating schools across the district.   WUKY's Karyn Czar attended the big announcement Tuesday.


Fayette County Schools are heading in the right direction.  That was the message from School Superintendent Manny Caulk Thursday during the district's first State of the Schools Address.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

School will start close to a week later next year in Fayette County, a change school board members say constituents preferred.

YMCA of Central Kentucky

This Saturday marks the beginning of the end of summer for Fayette County school students as the YMCA of Central Kentucky and other corporate partners team up to hold Back To School Rallies all over Lexington. 


Fayette County Schools Superintendent Many Caulk has released a 52- page plan to improve schools across the district that he says not only identifies areas of improvement, but lays out how changes will be made and who will be held accountable if students or schools fall behind.

Fayette County School Board Chair John Price Dies

Feb 23, 2016

Funeral services are pending for John Price, the chairman of the Fayette County School Board who died today following a two year battle with leukemia.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Fayette County Public Schools showed modest overall improvements over the last year – that’s according to newly released numbers from Kentucky’s “Unbridled Learning” accountability system.


Allegations of racial discrimination have prompted a federal investigation into Fayette County Public Schools. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun gathering testimony.