FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dear FCS Faculty and Staff,
Last night, at its regular meeting, the Fleming County Board of Education approved the re-organization of the district office. The re-organization is the result of a resignation that occurred last week. The departure provided an opportunity for the district to evaluate current operations and determine the best way to provide strategic supports to each school. Furthermore, the re-organization of the district office will provide us an opportunity to implement more safeguards that will be released over the next several weeks.
The changes that were approved last night with the re-organization of the district office are aligned with the FCS 5-year Strategic Framework that was implemented two years ago. Effective July 1, Mrs. Eldridge, current Chief Academic Officer will become the Assistant Superintendent and will oversee the Strategic Framework, Accountability, New Teacher Support, and Secondary Education. Mrs. Hunt, who was previously named Director of Pupil Personnel and Transformation, will become the Chief Academic Officer and will oversee Elementary Education, the Bridge Performance Indicators, Equity Initiatives, and Transformation and Innovation throughout the district. Mrs. Thompson, current principal of Hillsboro Elementary School and Part-time Director of Pupil Personnel, will take over the Director of Pupil Personnel position on a full-time basis, along with Director of Human Resources. Mr. Emmons, current Director of Personnel, Transportation and Title I, will become Director of Federal Programs and Transportation, along with many other responsibilities. Mrs. James will continue to be the Director of Special Education and Preschool, while Denise Brown will remain Chief Information Officer as we continue to expand our technology access to students throughout the district. The Board also approved the creation of a Director of Business and Finance, as a separate position, to implement more safeguards as it pertains to district finances. We hope to have this position filled by the start of school.
Over the past several years, Fleming County Schools has made significant gains in student achievement. The changes that were approved last night only strengthen our commitment to becoming a District of Distinction and ensuring that ALL students experience success, specifically, becoming college, career, and life ready. The changes also support the belief that the District Office’s primary responsibility is the success and well-being of our students. The district office does not exist as a silo but must work collaboratively with teachers, staff, parents, and community to provide the best learning experiences and environment for ALL students.
We look forward to starting a new school year with a renewed focus on student success!
Our Journey Continues…
Brian K. Creasman