State of Schools: A New Way Forward

Community members, educators and concerned citizens gather to hear about Fayette County Public Schools

Over 750 community members, educators, students and parents attended The Fayette Education Foundation’s State of Schools breakfast on September 14, 2022. Bluegrass REALTORS was the presenting sponsor.

Guests were greeted with artwork from student artists representing all Fayette County Public Schools. Musicians from Bryan Station High School serenaded invitees as they arrived. Student ambassadors from across the district as well as volunteers from district and Foundation board, helped register and guide guests to the Central Bank Center ballrooms where the event took place.

Renee M. Shaw, Director of Public Affairs and Moderator from Kentucky Educational Television, was emcee and greeted the crowd after an acapella version of the national anthem by students from Lafayette High School. The colors were presented by AFJROTC from Bryan Station High School.

The crowd was welcomed by Rusty Underwood, 2022 President of Bluegrass REALTORS. Dr. Rodney Jackson, chair of the board of directors of The Fayette Education Foundation, followed with remarks about the Foundation’s work over the past year as well as an announcement about its first-ever Bright Ideas Grants program.

The 2022 Golden Apple Awards, recognized by Fayette County Public Schools and its Community Partners Leadership Team, were presented to high-performance community partners that provide an exceptional commitment of time, energy and expertise to individual schools or the district as a whole. See here for a complete listing and more information on the award recipients.

Demetrus Liggins, PhD, Superintendent of Fayette County Schools addressed the guests with the district’s response to the pandemic, its successes, and his vision for the future.