Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601

P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Ground is broken for the new Collins Lane Elementary School
Officials broke ground this morning to formally start construction of the new Collins Lane Elementary School. The current building will remain in use until the new building is ready for occupancy at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Watch video at 
FCS 2017-18 Calendar - Color Coded
Here is the latest 2017-18 FCS calendar, color-coded for easy reference. 
School buses being prepared for coming school year
School may be out, but work to prepare our fleet of 80 buses for the coming school year continues all summer! Watch the video!   
Free meals being served to children at various locations
This is a reminder that meals are being provided to children at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis until July 28, 2017 as part of the Franklin County Public Schools' participation in the Summer Food Service Program for children.  Here is a list of times and locations.  
School Board names new superintendent
The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously this evening to appoint Mark Kopp, a 24-year educator, as the school district’s next superintendent. Mr. Kopp is currently Chief Academic Officer/Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services for the Hardin County Public Schools. His employment as Franklin County’s superintendent will begin July 1, 2017.

Read more about the board’s decision, the selection process and about Mr. Kopp.
Please note the following Elementary School Registration Dates, which begin this week
Please note the following Elementary School Registration Dates for Bridgeport, Elkhorn, Hearn and Peaks Mill elementary schools, which begin this week.
Note: Dates for the Early Learning Village, Collins Lane and Westridge elementary schools are later and will be announced soon.
Smith wins $15,000 McConnell Award, Hurley, Mason also honored
Sherri Smith, an English teacher at Franklin County High School (FCHS), was awarded $15,000 Thursday morning by virtue of winning the John Ed McConnell Extra Mile Award. Smith, who has taught at FCHS 30 years, was surprised with the award during the school's year-end Honors Day celebration. 
Elkhorn Middle School names new principal
The Elkhorn Middle School Site-based Decision Making Council has selected Mr. Jeff Rhode (pronounced Rhody) as the school's next principal. Mr. Rhode is currently an assistant principal at Woodford County Middle School. He was a teacher in Hawaii and Idaho before coming to Kentucky. Mr. Rhode's appointment means all four of the district's principal vacancies have now been filled. 
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! 
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. 
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

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