Legal Office

  • Shelley Chatfield, the chief legal officer for Fayette County Public Schools, provides legal support and guidance for any applicable issues in the district. She also works directly with the school district's Police Department, the compliance officers, and the Section 504 coordinator.

    Open records requests

    FCPS accepts all open records requests submitted via:

    • Email
    • Fax to (859) 381-4149
    • Mail to FCPS Compliance Officer, 450 Park Place, Lexington KY 40511
    • Hand delivery between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    Please include your name, mailing address, and a description of the records requested, plus your email address and phone number or other preferred means of contact. FCPS will issue a written response within five business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. For nonwritten records such as USB flash drives, discs, etc., a fee equivalent to the actual cost of production shall be charged. For paper copies, the cost is $0.10 per page.

  • Contact us

    Shelley Chatfield,
    chief legal officer

    Caroline Hellard,
    administrative assistant
    Phone: (859) 381-4728
    Fax: (859) 381-4149

    Mailing address:
    450 Park Place,
    Lexington KY 40511


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