Fayette county public schools superintendent Emmanuel "Manny" Caulk states improvements and changes seen in the past few years to Fayette county schools during his speech at the first annual State of the Schools address at the Embassy Suites along Newtown
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, that he's giving Gov. Matt Bevin seven days to rescind an order that reorganized several education boards last week. If Bevin refuses, Beshear said he will sue the governor to overturn Bevin's order.
A video showing paraeducator James Coleman punching a then 12-year-old child with special needs (wearing backpack) is central to a lawsuit the child's mother has filed against the Fayette County School District. The child had a medical condition that causes uncontrollable movements or tics in response to stimulus, including loud conversation and clapping, as was occurring before she hit Coleman, the suit says. Coleman was aware of that when he responded by punching the girl, knocking out teeth, the suit says. Coleman was fired but acquitted in a criminal trial. His attorney said he had no intention to harm the child, but he was defending himself after the child struck him first.