School board holding special meetings to discuss next FCPS superintendent

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We’re heading into the final steps for school board members to select the next superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – We’re heading into the final steps for school board members to select the next superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools.

School board members called a special meeting for Thursday morning and now we’re hearing of a second special meeting Friday.

School officials sent out a release saying that Friday’s school board special meeting is to discuss the individual candidates and, potentially, appoint the newest Fayette County Public Schools superintendent.

The five candidates: Dr. Twana Grover, Dr. Demetrus Liggins, Dr. Melvin J. Brown, Dr. Christopher Bernier, and Ms. Angela Dominguez have all gone through student interviews, school board interviews and virtual public forums.

Wednesday night, a meet and greet was held with community members. Each candidate was placed in a different room and given a chance to individually tell people why they are the right fit to lead Fayette County Public Schools.

Throughout this process, school board officials have highlighted a few key aspects they’re looking for.

Those are an emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as steps to address lost learning because of the pandemic. Those are some of the same concerns that students and parents have as well.

That special school board meeting will start Friday at 10:30 a.m. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more.

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