Fayette County Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The long-time Superintendent of Jessamine County Public Schools is leaving that post to accept a new role as Chief Academic Officer of Fayette County Public Schools.  Lu Young was recruited by FCPS Superintendent Tom Shelton to oversee all programs of student performance and achievement.  He says there is nobody better to handle the newly created office.

“Her 30 years of experience in all aspects of curriculum, instruction and assessment pretty well made her stand out above everyone else and made it basically an easy selection," Shelton said.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Parents of Fayette County Public School elementary students are being urged to send their child to the school they were assigned to and not make an out-of-area request. The district recently issued an advisory saying it will use stricter criteria school changes.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The public is invited to weigh-in Tuesday on the new district facilities plan for Fayette County Public Schools. Compiled every four years, the plan serves as a roadmap for new construction and renovation.

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.

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.

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.” 

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.

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.

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.

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.