FCPS Board of Education discuss American Rescue Plan funding

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s a common theme, investing in people and the future.

Fayette County Public Schools has started the discussion of how best to use millions in federal dollars coming to the district from the American Rescue Plan.

During a brainstorming session Friday, board members said they will be guided by that broad theme, from expanded childhood education to increased diversity and retention to upgrading technology.

Board members say as much as anything, it’s a chance for the community to grow from months impacted by the pandemic.

FCPS Board of Education Chair Tyler Murphy said, “We have some real opportunities here because the entire situation we’ve endured the past fourteen, fifteen months reminded folks of the scope and breadth and the importance of our public school system.”

A committee is figuring out how to engage with the community to gather public input on how to spend the funding.

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