Fayette County Schools are heading in the right direction. That was the message from School Superintendent Manny Caulk Thursday during the district's first State of the Schools Address.
Think of it as the state of the merged government address given every year by Lexington’s mayor, only with the head of the school system. Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk took the podium this morning in front of a packed hotel ballroom to give a report card in a sense on the district. Caulk said they are on track with the goals set when his tenure began nearly two years ago but hitting all the benchmarks are still a few years off.
When it comes to charter schools, which are now allowed in Kentucky, Caulk reiterated that while he has experience starting and managing charter schools, he doesn’t believe they are the sole answer for closing the opportunity or achievement gaps.