Fayette County Public Schools

Local/Regional News
7:01 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Grant Helps FCPS Buy More Robot Kits

A Garden Springs Elementary student shows how the robot can move when programmed.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools will soon have more than 100 robotics kits in its elementary schools thanks to a grant from Xerox. The company donated $35,000 Monday through a fundraising effort spearheaded by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Local/Regional News
1:57 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Fayette Co. Schools Reviews Safety Procedures, Sends Officers to Middle and Elementary Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton reminded school principals and administrators over the weekend of the district’s building entrance and safety procedures following the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

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Local/Regional News
3:32 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ky. Supreme Weighing "Conduct Unbecoming a Teacher"

Rosalind Hurley-Richards

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme Court is weighing whether actions by an award winning educator who disciplined an elementary school student constitute “conduct unbecoming a teacher.” 

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Statewide School Data Released, FCPS a "Needs Improvement" District

LEXINGTON, Ky. - School testing data for all 174 public schools districts across were released Friday, representing a wide range of achievement scores under the new Unbridled Learning accountability model.

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WUKY In Depth
9:37 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Running Out of Room: School District Plans for New High School

Henry Clay High School has 2,300 students this year. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Well before the start of a new school year Wednesday, Henry Clay High School was already buzzing with activity. The football team practicing outside, band camp, and freshmen orientation for hundreds of incoming students.

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WUKY In Depth
8:33 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Running Out of Room: Enrollment Increasing at Fayette Co. Schools

Teacher Becky Hall talks with Mallory Grimm about starting Kindergarten. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mallory Grimm is excited and ready for Kindergarten at Stonewall Elementary. Earlier this month the five-year-old breezed through a teacher's assessment of how well she understands basic shapes, colors, and words.

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Fayette Co. School Board Approves Higher Tax Rate

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second year in a row, the Fayette County Public Board of Education has voted to raise the tax rate on local property.

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Local/Regional News
2:00 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Back To School Rallies Come To Lexington Neighborhoods

With about two weeks left of summer vacation, Fayette County public school students are gearing up for the new school year. For the seventh year in a row, nearly 20 Lexington neighborhoods will be hosting back-to-school rallies.

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Local/Regional News
4:51 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

New High School Expected in FCPS Facilities Plan

Wellington Elementary is the newest FCPS school. Its construction was outlined in the district facility plan passed in 2009. The local planning committee is expected to include a new high school in the next plan. - photo courtesy GBBN Architects

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Preparations for land purchases, construction, and school renovations will be drafted over the coming months as Fayette County Public Schools develops a new four-year district facilities plan.

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Local/Regional News
1:53 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Now Part Of Schools' Anti-Discrimination Policy

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County School Board has made what one advocacy group calls a "bold statement" by expanding the district's non-discrimination policy to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

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