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Fayette County Schools: What you need to know about new school year

With Fayette County Public Schools’ first day of school set for Wednesday, here’s some information to get started for the 2016-17 school year.

Fayette County’s two new elementary schools will have brief ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Friday:

▪ 10 a.m. at Coventry Oak, 2441 Huntly Place, off Georgetown Road and south of Interstates 64/75.

▪ 2 p.m. at Garrett Morgan, 1150 Passage Mound Way, off Polo Club Boulevard and east of Interstate 75.

In advance of the first day of school, information is available at FCPS.net/busroutes for an online search of regular school bus routes and FCPS.net/bus for special program and magnet routes posted as PDFs.

For information on enrolling a student in the district, go to FCPS.net/enrollment.

If you are unsure about which school a child is assigned to based on their street address, go to FCPS.net/street.

All schools and district offices will be closed between 8 a.m and noon Monday, while employees are in a district-wide meeting.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears

Fayette County Public Schools

By the numbers

40,571 students, preschool through 12th grade

36 elementary schools

12 middle schools

5 high schools

3 technical centers

11 other academic programs

7,000 employees

3,049 are certified by the state to be educators, including teachers and principals

2,357 are identified as classified, including bus drivers, support staff at schools and some Central Office employees

390 athletic coaches

1032 substitute teachers

1,000 student teachers

4,500 people applied to be volunteers in the schools

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