Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601


P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Health Insurance Open Enrollment for the 2017 Plan Year

October 10 through October 24!

This is an ACTIVE, MANDATORY ENROLLMENT, which means that everyone who is eligible for health insurance coverage must enroll in a plan or waive coverage by October 24, 2016.

Those who do not enroll or waive coverage by the October 24 deadline will automatically default into the Standard PPO plan at the same coverage level as their 2016 plan (for example: single, parent plus, couple, or family).

You will receive a Benefits Selection Guide at your school by the end of this week (September 30).

You should receive an ID letter in the mail this week.  This letter will include your KHRIS user ID and personalized information to assist you with open enrollment.

Several Benefits Fairs are scheduled where online enrollment assistance will be available for active employees.  Click here to find a location near you.

Please visit the KEHP website at https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/healthinsurance.aspx for more information, to enroll or to access a benefits selection guide.  

School Board approves new grading scale for grades 4 through 12
The Franklin County School Board last night responded to requests from the school councils of the district’s high and middle schools by approving a change to the grading scale for students in grades 4 through 12.

The new scale will bring the Franklin County Public Schools in line with many other school districts that have made this change, and it will help more of our students qualify for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), which helps pay for college for a large number of our students. The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) each year of high school.  
School Board approves Chromebooks for MS/HS students
The Franklin County School Board tonight approved a program – called “One to World” - that will provide every middle and high school student in the Franklin County Public Schools with a Chromebook computer for instructional use.
The board also authorized the provision of a Chromebook for every elementary, middle and high school teacher in the district for use in their work.

The One to World initiative...  
Kids First Shout-Outs for the Week of Sept. 27
Each week, we highlight noteworthy accomplishments of FCPS students, faculty and staff through our “KIDS FIRST” Shout-outs. Please join us in recognizing the following: 
Chat with Chrissy
Superintendent Chrissy Jones will be live on Facebook at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 29, to answer your questions. Please feel free to share your questions as comments to our Facebook post on this subject, or join us on Facebook and submit your questions live beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday!  
Watch School Subjects!
Join us for the September episode of School Subjects, our monthly television program about happenings in the Franklin County Public Schools. This month we talk about school bus safety, we meet two new administrators, and we learn about the district's early childhood initiatives, including the Born Academy, which is designed to help parents of children 5 and under prepare their children for school. Watch it here. 
Attention Parents/Guardians


FCPS invites the parent(s), guardians or caregivers of children younger than age five to participate in a FREE program to help prepare your child for success in school.

The Born Learning Academy is a series of monthly workshops during which participants discuss parenting and education strategies. Dinner is served and child care is provided for all children within a family. Sessions (typically about 90-minutes long) are offered at various locations throughout Franklin County. See the full schedule and more information. Thanks to our sponsors: Toyota, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (Race to the Top) and the United Way.
Please share this information with your friends and family members who have children aged five years or younger!
 
Greg Roush Named Administrator of the Year
At the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) luncheon on Saturday, September 17th, Western Hills High School Principal, Greg Roush, was named Administrator of the Year. World Language teachers Lucy Collins, Rachel Medina, and Dawn Smith would like to thank Mr. Roush for the support he gives to the world language department. Way to go, Greg!!!   
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.
 
Watch "School Subjects" here!
Our "Back to School" episode of School Subjects is available here. This month we focus on back to school strategies for parents and guardians, provide information about riding the school bus; meet some new FCPS administrators, and learn about a 4th grade student's "state championship" in a 4H competition this summer. 
David Raleigh named assistant superintendent
Superintendent Chrissy Jones recently announced the appointment of Mr. David Raleigh as assistant superintendent of district services. Mr. Raleigh has worked as an Educational Recovery Leader for the Kentucky Department of Education since 2012. During this time he has worked with identified priority schools, where his focus was to develop and build leadership. In addition to his current position, Mr. Raleigh has been a superintendent in Owen County, principal of Bondurant Middle School, high school assistant principal, and physical education teacher.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Raleigh back to Franklin County Public Schools. His knowledge and experiences will be an asset for our students and staff as we continue our quest to ensure “KIDS FIRST”!  
New Program to Begin Offering No-cost Meals to Elementary Students

August 3, 2016 – The Franklin County Public Schools today announced that all students enrolled in its public elementary schools will be eligible for both breakfast and lunch at no charge under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs. The program will take effect on August 11, which is the first day of the 2016-17 school year.  

New Principal Named for Elkhorn Elementary
Superintendent Chrissy Jones and the Elkhorn SBDM council are pleased to announce that our new principal will be Mr. Matt Osborne.

Mr. Osborne is a former teacher at Elkhorn Elementary School, where he taught from 2008 until 2011. He has also been a teacher in Scott County at Eastern Elementary School. For the past four years Mr. Osborne served as the assistant principal/curriculum resource administrator in Jessamine County’s Brookside Elementary School.

Mr. Osborne has posted a letter for staff, students, and families. Read it here.  
Peaks Mill Drumhead Art Project
From Ms. Melanie (Peaks Mill Art Teacher):
The Drumhead project for Mayor Bill May's Band is finished! This has been a great opportunity for Peaks Mill Students! Mayor May is using the Drumhead as an outlet to talk to the community on the importance of Arts Education in schools. His jazz band will play at the concert series downtown Frankfort using the Peak's Mill Elementary Drum Head on August 5th. Keep an eye out for other appearances as well. #TheBillMayBand#PeaksMillElementary#SupportArtsEducation
 
 
 
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 -  
ALL STUDENTS
  • 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
Fall Break
Mon Oct 3 2016
to Fri Oct 7 2016
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Oct 11 2016
WES SBDM Meeting
Thu Oct 13 2016
BPE SBDM Meeting
Mon Oct 17 2016
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Nov 1 2016

2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
 
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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