Fayette County Public Schools plans to move its offices to another location. Where are they moving? Why are they moving?

The original Henry Clay High School, on Main street, will no longer host FCPS central office. The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to purchase a 187,000-square-foot office building located on the Lexmark campus for $10 million. The purchase will not be final until after the district completes several due diligence steps and receives final approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.

FCPS: chalkboard that says ABC and chalk and books on a table“In many ways, this structure helped build the foundation of our community,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk, standing in the Main Street building’s main entrance. “History happened in these halls as generations of Lexington residents were educated here. It’s only fitting that tomorrow’s students carry that tradition into the future.”

If the project receives KDE approval, the 701 E. Main St. building would go back into district inventory and would be available to house an academic program. “After 39 years, the building is not a functional office space,” Caulk said. “But I have no doubt the legacy of excellence established in these halls in 1926 will continue for decades into the future.”




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