Superintendent Manny Caulk gives update on school safety plan


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – FCPS Superintendent Manny Caulk gave an update on the school safety plan, during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Caulk says metal detectors are being used daily at Fredrick Douglass and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, with installation at Tates Creek High School scheduled for January, and Bryan Station High School in February.

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According to Superintendent Caulk, Fayette County Public Schools is still in the process of recruiting and hiring more police officers.

He says so far, there have been 90 applicants, six were hired and are currently working, while four more will start in January and February.

Superintendent Caulk says after more than 100 interviews, 28 mental health professionals were hired to work in the elementary schools.

He says they will be trained in January, and will start working with students afterwards.

In addition, Superintendent Caulk also iterated that the District is hiring more nurses to ensure each high school has a full-time nurse on duty.

He says the Emergency Response App will go live in January to give real-time security alerts.

Superintendent Caulk also says the District is already starting to roll out social media monitoring, which will be implemented beginning January 3rd.