Fayette County’s new superintendent issues optimistic statement on first day


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Dr. Demetrus Liggins has started his tenure as Fayette County Public Schools’ new superintendent. On his first day, Dr. Liggins sent out his optimistic thoughts and feelings on the approaching school year.

Dr. Liggins started out his statement talking about the hospitality he has felt as he comes to Lexington. He thanked people for sending kind messages and gifts and applauded the hospitality of Blue Grass Airport’s TSA agents.

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The new superintendent also discussed meeting with each of Fayette County Public School’s leadership around the district, how impressed he is by their dedication to the children and his excitement to visit schools and meet students, teachers and families.

Dr. Liggins underscores in the back end of the letter his commitment to listening and learning, advocating for the community and coming together to help students succeed.

“As we come out of a year like none other, committed to being in-person and having the most normal school year possible, there are still uncertainties with the onset of the Delta variant and increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community,” said Dr. Liggins. “If the last year has proven nothing else, it is that we are best when we work together to give our students every opportunity to excel. I’m eager to start the work with you.”

Dr. Liggins’ first board meeting as superintendent is also the first in-person board meeting where community members can address the board face-to-face since February 2020.

The meeting will be held at the John D. Price Administration Building at 6 p.m. on July 26.