Interpreting and Translation Services

Fayette County Public Schools is a diverse district with more than 89 spoken languages. To meet these students’ and families’ needs, we have an in-house team of 70 to 75 interpreters representing more than 40 languages.

What we do:

We're responsible for listening to, understanding, interpreting, and translating for students and families for whom English is not their first language.

Where to find us:

The district's language interpreter is in room 207 of "It's About Kids" Support Services, 701 E. Main St., Lexington, Ky. Our mailing address is 1126 Russell Cave Road, Lexington KY 40505. The phone number is (859) 381-4318, and the fax number is (859) 381-4222.

Web tip: The shortcut to this page is www.fcps.net/interpreters.

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For families

If English is not your native language, you have the right to request an interpreter for all school-related meetings and events at no cost to you. Simply communicate it to school staff, and we will arrange to make it happen. 

Home language survey: English | Arabic | French | Hmong | Japanese | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese

Throughout the school year, you will find useful information here about upcoming events and activities in our schools and community. We welcome your participation!

The backstory

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 require schools and districts to ensure English Language Learning (ELL) students have opportunities to participate equally in educational programs. Federal law requires the school district to provide interpreters and written documentation in the families’ home language. Schools must communicate information to limited English proficient parents in a language they can understand about any program, service, or activity that is called to the attention of parents who are proficient in English.

For employees

Assistance: If you need an interpreter for an upcoming parent/teacher conference, ARC meeting, or family night event, FCPS has a team of 70 to 75 interpreters representing more than 30 languages. Two or three days' notice is appreciated for scheduling.

Forms: The district is creating standard forms in multiple languages to benefit our schools and students who are English language learners. Follow this link to the ELL Sharepoint folder (password-protected):

LanguageLine: As part of the superintendent's Blueprint for Student Success, FCPS provides its schools, programs, and district offices with access to a phone-based interpreting service that gives employees a convenient way to efficiently communicate with non-English speaking families.

 

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