As required by federal law, Fayette County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, political affiliation, religion, veteran status, or disability in its programs and activities on school property and off school grounds during school-sponsored activities, and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. In addition, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Fayette County Public Schools desires to be a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. It is the expectation of Fayette County Public Schools that all district schools and workplaces are safe and free from harassment and discrimination of all forms, including on the basis of race, color, and national origin. Racial harassment of any sort is strictly prohibited. Students, staff, and visitors are expected to treat all individuals with respect during school, after school, and during school-sponsored activities. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to report all instances of harassment or discrimination to the principal of their school. Formal complaints may be made filed with the district compliance officer. Once a report of harassment/discrimination has been made, a prompt investigation will commence.
No one shall retaliate against an employee, student, or third party, including visitors, because he or she submits a grievance, assists, or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing regarding the charge of a harassment/discrimination of an individual, or because he or she has opposed language or conduct that violates this policy. Upon resolution of allegations, the superintendent shall take steps to protect employees, students, and third parties who have experienced racial harassment/discrimination against retaliation. Students and staff who are found to have harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against an individual due to their race may be subjected to discipline, including but not limited to a referral for suspension, expulsion, or termination, when appropriate. Fayette County Public Schools is working with district staff, students, and parents to prevent racial harassment.
Mail to FCPS Compliance Officer, 450 Park Place, Lexington KY 40511
Hand delivery between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
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.
Hotline for employees
Thecompliance hotline, where you can anonymously report suspected misconduct, fraud, waste, abuse, or violations of law or policy in FCPS, is found under theStaff portal.