Fayette County Public Schools educators, administrators, students and parents gathered at the Lexington Convention Center to receive the 2018-2019 annual report, equipped with statistics and achievements from the past school year.
Upon entering the convention center, educators were greeted by student ambassadors from Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek High Schools. Each was given a name tag at check-in with a table number attached.
At each seat was an itinerary and a booklet of the annual report.
The annual report contained information about our district, staff, and students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were a total of 42,087 students enrolled around the county and 8,027 FCPS employees.
Superintendent Caulk shared that the student demographics for the 2019-20 school year will be the first time in FCPS history where the minority will be the majority. Of students, 50% of FCPS’ demographics are white, 23% are black, 17% are Hispanic, 5% are Asian, and 5% identified as “other.”
The report also contained information regarding the new safety implementations made around the county. Fayette County’s approach to school safety has become a national model, being featured in Education Week and the American School Board Journal.
State of Schools 2019 also recognized organizations and individuals from around the county that contributed to making FCPS superior.
Superintendent Manny Caulk gave his State of Schools Address in closing. He covered information in the annual report and addressed the state of the current school year based on enrollment.
At the end of his address, there was a presentation of the Inaugural Superintendent’s Scholarship of $2,500 to a Dunbar senior who exhibited exemplary qualities as a student and leader in the community. The scholarship was presented to PLD Lamplighter alumni and 2018-19 Editor-in-Chief, Abigail Wheatley.