Fayette Co. BOE Chairman dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette Co. Board of Education Chairman, John Price, has died.

Superintendent Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk released a statement on Tuesday, addressing the loss.

The full content is below:

“Our entire school district family is saddened today by the passing of Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price. John was a true statesman in every sense of the word. Service to others was his vocation and he was a steady hand at the wheel leading the district through challenging times. A staunch advocate for our most vulnerable students, John was an unwavering champion for equity. He believed in the greatness of this district. He believed in what this district could be with respect to ensuring that every student fulfilled their unlimited potential. We will honor his legacy by continuing the path forward and delivering on our promise to our community that the Fayette County Public Schools will ensure every student graduates prepared to excel in a global society.

For me personally, he was a mentor, he was a thought partner and an inspiration. He was there for me as I battled my illness. He knew what I was going through, and we shared that common bond. He was my strength and encouragement. I know he’s in a better place, but selfishly, I’m going to miss him.”

Price battled leukemia for a couple of years.  He was a widower with one daughter.

Price was 62 years old.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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