Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601

P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Statement About Perceived Threat at Elkhorn Middle School
Earlier today, a small group of 7th grade students at Elkhorn Middle School approached the school principal, Willie Bartley, and informed him a student had drawn a picture that could be viewed as threatening the school.

In investigating the incident, Mr. Bartley learned that a second student was also involved. The Frankfort Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the parents of both students were called in to address the issue. The school has taken appropriate disciplinary action to ensure that students and staff are safe for the remainder of today as well as tomorrow, which is the last day of the school year.

The safety of our students is the top priority of the Franklin County Public Schools. We take every incident like this extremely seriously, and we deal with each one as appropriate to the situation.

We also commend the students who notified school officials.
Watch School Subjects online!
The May episode of School Subjects will air this Sunday night, May 28, on Frankfort Plant Board Channel 10. It is available online now, however. In this episode, we discuss several upcoming events and news items, discuss three strategies aimed at transforming the classroom, and we talk about summer strategies parents can use to keep their children learning. Watch it now! 
School Board names four superintendent finalists
The Franklin County Board of Education has named four finalists for the position of district superintendent. They are Richard Culross, Mark Kopp, David Raleigh, and Felicia Smith. 
Peaks Mill's Blankenship named national distinguished principal!
Mrs. Dana Blankenship, principal at Peaks Mill Elementary School, has been named Kentucky's National Distinguished Principal for 2017. Mrs. Blankenship will represent Kentucky in a recognition ceremony in Washington, DC in November 2017. 
Bridgeport names new principal
The Bridgeport Elementary School Site-based Council has selected Stacy Rutledge as the school's next principal. Mrs. Rutledge currently serves as an administrative dean at Southside Elementary School in Woodford County. Her 18 years in education have been at Southside, during which time she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and her current position. Mrs. Rutledge will assume her new post this summer, and will be replacing long-time Bridgeport Principal Martha Lail, who is retiring.  
Two FCPS teachers win statewide honors
Bondurant Middle School art teacher Jennifer Meo-Sexton was recognized today as Kentucky's Middle School Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the State Capitol. As Middle School Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Meo-Sexton was one of three finalists for the statewide teacher of the year award.
Also honored during today's ceremony was Mrs. Cheryl Nance, a kindergarten teacher at Collins Lane Elementary School.
Both Mrs. Meo-Sexton and Mrs. Nance were among 24 finalists statewide for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year awards program, which is presented annually by Ashland, Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education. All 24 teachers were honored during today's ceremony. Franklin County is one of just two school districts with two finalists this year. For video and photos, visit our Facebook page!  
New Westridge principal named
The School Council of Westridge Elementary School has named Mrs. Tracey Cline as the school’s next principal. Mrs. Cline is currently the principal at Wright Elementary School in Shelby County, a position she has held since 2012. She also has been an instructional coach, classroom teacher and Reading Recovery teacher. She is familiar with Franklin County, having been a classroom teacher at Collins Lane Elementary School and a Reading Recovery teacher at Bald Knob Elementary School. Mrs. Cline will replace Mrs. Kimberly Young, who has accepted a position at the district's Central Office. 
Lewis named new principal at FCHS
Congratulations to Mr. Charles Lewis, who has been selected as the next principal at Franklin County High School. Mr. Lewis is currently an assistant principal at FCHS and has been at the school for nine years. He will assume his new position this summer. 
Wheatley inducted into Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Mr. Francis Wheatley, automotive technology teacher at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center, who has been inducted into the Lincoln College of Technology Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments in the industry. 
Watch School Subjects online!
The April 30 episode of School Subjects was broadcast for the first time on Sunday, April 30, and is now available online. The show also will continue to be broadcast on Cable 10 throughout the next week – check the Frankfort Plant Board cable TV listings. Click here to watch!
In this episode...  
Key dates to remember!
As the end of the school year approaches, here are some key dates for students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff. First, a reminder that there is no school this Friday, April 28, and this coming Monday, May 1.
Friday, April 28 and Monday, May 1, are district staff days.
CLE Wins 4th Grade Battle of the Books
Collins Lane Elementary School won the 4th Grade Battle of the Books, an annual competition between the elementary schools in Franklin County and the Frankfort Independent Schools.
The Battle is a culminating event of sorts, as students are encouraged to read from a list of books throughout the school year and then compete in the "Battle," where they are asked questions about the stories they've read and then reply with the name of the correct book.  
Hearn 5th Grade Battle of the Books Champions
Hearn Elementary 5th grade won the District Battle of the Books competition at Westridge Elementary. Congratulations to our team: Kaylin, Caroline, Elizabeth, Victoryous, Sania, and Autumn. 
BMS Wins 6th Grade Battle of the Books
Congratulation to the Bondurant 6th Grade Battle of the Books team who conquered Elkhorn Middle in a very close battle today. (Left to right: Zara VanHoose, Emily Rudic, Ava Goins, Raine Hankins, Mason Wooldridge and Aathman Bhavaraju).  
BMS Wins 7th Grade Battle of the Books
Congratulations to the Bondurant 7th Grade Battle of the Books team who conquered Elkhorn Middle in an excellent battle today! It was obvious that they did some serious reading to prepare for this competition. Way to make Bondurant proud. 
Calendar for 2017-18 School Year
The 2017-18 Calendar approved by the Franklin County Board of Education is available here for planning purposes. 
Information and Updates for 1:World
Information and updates for the FCPS 1:World project can be found here -
Read FAQs, submit your own questions, find status updates and more. Find dedicated pages for students, staff and parents, and come back and check for updates and the project progresses.  
Wanted: School Bus Drivers!
A reminder that we are still hiring school bus drivers! This is a great job for those who are can work early mornings and afternoons with a break or another job during the mid-day. Full-time bus drivers qualify for health insurance and other benefits. We provide all training. You MUST have a clean driving and criminal record and you MUST pass a drug test.

Click here to apply, then click on "Apply for this Position" in the right-hand column.
Mission - 
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
Goal - 
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
Belief Statements -  
  • are our number ONE priority
  • will engage in high quality instruction in a nurturing environment
  • will achieve at high levels
  • will become responsible and independent learners
  • will share in the responsibility of their own learning
  • will utilize 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, communications, collaboration and commitment) 
  • will succeed through the combined efforts of the Franklin County Public Schools, families and our community

Upcoming Events
Last Day for Students
Thu May 25 2017
District Staff Day
Fri May 26 2017
Tue Jun 6 2017
BPE SBDM Meeting
Mon Jun 19 2017

2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
2017-18 Calendar
Approved 01/09/17
School Start & End Times 
Early Learning Village
7:40a - 2:30p
Elementary Schools
7:45a - 2:40p
Bondurant Middle
8:30a - 3:20p
Elkhorn Middle & High Schools
8:40a - 3:20p
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