LEXINGTON, Ky. (WLYT) – With the first day of school on the horizon, Superintendent Manny Caulk met with the public on Wednesday to discuss what Fayette County Schools are doing well and what can be improved at a “State of the Schools” event.
FCPS Superintendent Manny Caulk (Photo: WKYT/Andrea Walker)
"Obviously we want to make sure our students are safe, our students are learning and our students are growing," said Caulk.
During the address, the Superintendent talked about what he calls the district's portrait of a graduate - what the district wants to see in each of its students.
"As part of our strategic plan, we're making sure that students who graduate are academically prepared, college and career ready, civically engaged, culturally competent, and equipped for the future," says Caulk.
The Superintendent also touched on safety issues in Fayette County schools as a top priority. At the end of the last school year, metal detectors were added at Frederick Douglas High School. FCPS also implemented and expanded the S.T.O.P. Tipline, an online prevention tool where parents or community members can report unsafe situations in schools.
"We also have greeters at all of our schools that don't have secured vestibules - I believe we have 24 schools that do not,” said Caulk. “So, we are going to continue with those strategies we have in place as we closed out the year, and we'll continue to impress upon the need to make sure our schools are safe as we go forward."
The first day of school for students in Fayette County is August 15th.
The full annual report can be viewed below.