Comprehensive 10-Point Safety Investment Plan
Through the generous support of our local community, Fayette County Public Schools will become a national model under its Comprehensive 10-Point Safety Investment Plan, which draws upon the best practices in our state and nation in all aspects of school safety. Each component of the plan works in tandem, going beyond facility upgrades to also address school climate and culture, social emotional learning, planning, prevention, training, communication, and physical and mental well-being.
Our goal is not only to prevent a school shooting, but also to mitigate the other risks our students face including bullying, self-harm, suicide, drug use, online exploitation, trauma, and community-based issues. The 10-point plan was developed based on recommendations from the District Safety Advisory Council, which was composed of 28 students, parents, educators, first responders, city officials, and business, faith, and community leaders selected for their experience and expertise in the area of safety and emergency management.
- Review the 10-point plan
- Track the progress
- 2019-20 updates to the school board: July 2019 | August 2019 | September 2019 | October 2019 | November 2019
- 2018-19 updates: September 2018 | October 2018 | November 2018 | December 2018 | January 2019 | February 2019 | March 2019 | April 2019 | May 2019 | June 2019
- Read the superintendent's first-semester safety update
The District Safety Advisory Council, which the superintendent introduced on Feb. 22, 2018, examined best practices in school safety and relevant issues in juvenile justice, mental health, and social media. Its meetings, which rotated among the district’s six high schools, were not open forums or town hall meetings though they were open to the public. Community input was captured electronically during each meeting and via suggestions emailed to FCPS.
- Highlights of the council's February 2018 kickoff
- March 1, state and national best practices -- 3/1 Summary & 3/1 Video | 3/1 Agenda | 3/1 Handout | 3/1 Notes | 3/1 Post Its | 3/1 Slido
- March 8, juvenile justice and crime -- 3/8 Summary & 3/8 Video | 3/8 Agenda | 3/8 Handout | 3/8 Notes | 3/8 Post Its | 3/8 Slido
- March 15, mental health -- 3/15 Summary & 3/15 Video | 3/15 Agenda | 3/15 Handout | 3/15 Notes | 3/15 Post Its | 3/15 Slido
- March 20, student panel -- 3/20 Summary & 3/20 Video | 3/20 Agenda | 3/20 Handout | 3/20 Notes | 3/20 Post Its | 3/20 SWOT | 3/20 Slido
- March 22, social media -- 3/22 Summary & 3/22 Video | 3/22 Agenda | 3/22 Handout | 3/22 Notes | 3/22 Post Its | 3/22 Slido
- March 29, council work session -- 3/29 Summary & 3/29 Video
On May 14, 2018, the advisory group presented a white paper with specific recommendations to ensure all schools are safe places to learn and work. The safety plan, which Superintendent Manny Caulk unveiled in July 2018, outlines investments in critical areas.
- May 14, 2018 video announcement and white paper
- FAQ about the dedicated property tax
- Details from the July 2, 2018 news conference with video (edited)
- Letter from Superintendent Caulk to families
- Letter from Caulk to employees
- Superintendent thanks community for support with video from Sept. 7, 2018 news conference