Fayette County Public Schools Cancels All In-Person Activities Saturday

The winter storm led to the decision

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Due to the winter storm and freezing temperatures this weekend, Fayette County Public Schools has canceled all in-person activities for Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Below is the letter sent to families in the school district by the superintendent. Demetris Liggins Friday:

Dear FCPS families and FCPS team,

Even though our clocks will “go forward” this weekend, it looks like Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet.

Forecasts differ as to how much accumulation we can expect, but all of our local meteorologists agree that we will have heavy rain tonight, changing to snow Friday evening to Saturday morning. We wanted to contact you to let you know about the steps we are taking to help ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and families.

  • Activities will continue as planned Friday evening since the snow should not start until 9 p.m.
  • Since tonight’s weather event will begin as rain, it will not be possible to pre-treat sidewalks or parking lots. Due to the timing of snow, the inability to pre-treat surfaces, and extremely cold temperatures expected throughout the day tomorrow, all in-person activities are canceled on Saturday March 12, 2022.
  • As Superintendent of Public Schools for Fayette County, I have the authority to make decisions regarding district-sponsored activities, as well as those that take place at district facilities or use district transportation.
  • As soon as conditions permit, our facilities and maintenance teams will clear parking lots and sidewalks in appropriate places before Sunday activities.
  • If there are any changes to Sunday schedules – or if facilities and other operations are affected in any way – we will share this information with activity sponsors to communicate with attendees. We will also post information on our website www.fcps.net and communicate through the FCPS social media channels and news media.

Hope you enjoyed the blue skies earlier today and are staying warm this weekend, DL

Demetrus Liggins, PhD

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent

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