• School Calendar 2018-2019

    School Calendar 2018 = 2019

    School Calendar Dates

  • FPCS Notification System - Blackboard Mass Notification

    FPCS Notification System - Blackboard Mass Notification

    The Fort Payne City School System will be utilizing a rapid alert and notification system known as Blackboard Mass Notification.

    What is Blackboard Mass Notification?

    Blackboard Mass Notification is a system that enables schools to reach parents, faculty and staff, emergency contacts, guardians, first responders, and the media within moments through a variety of popular communications methods and devices including:

    • Landline Phones
    • Cell Phones (Voice and Text)
    • Fax Machines
    • E-mail
    • Pagers
    • PDA’s

    When would our school use Blackboard Mass Notification?

    Weather Emergencies:
    o Snow and Ice Storms
    o Thunderstorms
    o Tornadoes

    Other Natural/Man-made Disasters:
    Disease Outbreaks
    Bomb Threats
    Lockdowns
    Shootings

    School Info/Events/Activities:
    Standardized Tests
    After School Events
    Sporting Events
    Attendance
    Lunch Money Running Low
    Blackboard Mass Notification provides schools with a cutting-edge tool to keep critical channels of communication open, current, accurate, and controlled.

  • Administration

    Administration

    Mr. Jim Cunningham…………………………….256-845-0915

    SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION

     

    TBA.……………………………………..256-845-0915 

    ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

    FEDERAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

    ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

     

    Mrs. Paula Muskett………………………………..256-845-0915 

    TESTING COORDINATOR

    SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR

    ACCOUNTABILITY COORDINATOR

     

    Dr. Laran Crowe…………………………………...256-845-9288 

    ATTENDANCE/TRUANCY OFFICER

    CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR

    504 COORDINATOR

    HOMELESS/DELINQUENT STUDENT COORDINATOR

     

    Mrs. Christy Jackson…………………………………..256-845-0915 

    EL COORDINATOR/AT-RISK COORDINATOR

    RTI COORDINATOR

     

    Mr. Ronnie Crabtree……………………………...256-845-0915 

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR

    TEXTBOOK COORDINATOR

    CAREER TECH COORDINATOR

     

    Ms. Patty Pope.……………………………………256-845-0915 

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

     

    Mrs. Janice Everett…………………………………256-845-0915

    SYSTEMWIDE BOOKKEEPER

     

    Mr. Greg Titshaw…………………………………..256-845-0915 

    TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

     

  • Fort Payne City Board of Education

    Board of Education Members
     

     
    Mr. James B. Durham, Jr., President
     
    Mr. Randy McClung, Vice-President
     
    Ms. Carolyn Martin
     
    Mrs. Kathy Prater
     
    Mr. Neal Baine
     
    Mr. Jim Cunningham, Superintendent

    Accreditation
     

    The Fort Payne City School System is fully accredited by the Alabama Board of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

  • Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Statement

    Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Statement
     

    Discrimination based on sex, race, age, religious belief, disability, national origin, or ethnic group shall be prohibited in all educational programs and activities of the Fort Payne City Schools.  Fort Payne City Schools’ Human Resources and Personnel Compliance Coordinator is Mr. Jim Cunningham.  His office is located at 205 45th Street NE, Fort Payne, Alabama.  Telephone Number is 256-845-0915.  For questions, concerns and/or information regarding the school system’s compliance with Title IX contact Mr. Jim Cunningham at 256-845-0915.  For questions, concerns and/or information regarding the school system’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 contact Dr. Laran Crowe, 504 Coordinator, at 256-845-9288.

  • School Closings

    School Closings


    The Superintendent will close schools when weather or other conditions are too hazardous for safe operation. The superintendent of education, working with the Dekalb County Emergency Management Agency, state troopers, local police and transportation supervisor must on occasion close schools in the interest of student safety. The decision will be made based on the best information available at the time. When the decision to close school has been made, the superintendent will send a message through the rapid alerts system as well as notify all local radio stations and media outlets. Every attempt will be made to begin the announcement prior to the time that buses begin their routes. Parents are urged to listen to the radio when the weather appears to become threatening.

  • Facilities

    Facilities
     

    Fort Payne City Board of Education
    205 45th Street NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-0915
     
    Fort Payne Middle School
    Mr. Shane Byrd, Principal
    4910 Martin Ave NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-7501
     
    Fort Payne City Schools Transportation/Child Nutrition Program Office
    Dr. Laran Crowe, Transportation Supervisor
    231 38th Street NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-9288
     
    Williams Avenue Elementary School
    Mr. Heath Shaddix, Principal
    1700 Williams Avenue NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-0626
     
    Fort Payne High School
    Mr. Brian Jett, Principal
    201 45th Street NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-0535


    Wills Valley Elementary School
    Mrs. Sally Wheat, Principal
    Mrs. Sally Wheat, Pre-School Director
    4111 Williams Avenue NE
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
    Telephone (256) 845-3201
     

  • Code of Ethics for Parents

    Code of Ethics for Parents
     

    As a parent of a student in the Fort Payne City School System, an individual is expected to maintain personal dignity in his/her relations with the child, the child’s teachers, and all other employees of the school board.  The parent should recognize the worth and dignity of each individual and recognize the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, of devotion to excellence, and of the nurturing of democratic citizenship.
    The parent should obey local, state, and national laws and should hold himself/herself to high ethical and moral standards. He/She should be loyal to his/her country and to the causes of liberty and democracy.  He/She should be supportive of the local Board of Education and its employees who act in the public trust.  This support should involve participation in the provision and maintenance of a high quality instructional atmosphere in each of the city schools.
    Recognizing the significance of parental support to quality education, the parent should constantly strive to maintain communication and cooperation with the personnel of the school system in all matters that affect the student.  By this action, a parent will show a respectful attitude toward and appreciation for the need for education in today’s society.
     

    Section 16-28-12
    This law requires that any parent/guardian who enrolls a student in school assume the responsibility for the student’s regular attendance and proper conduct. 
    Section 16-1-14
    Any local school board may remove, isolate, or separate pupils who create disciplinary problems in any classroom or other school activities and whose presence in the class may be detrimental to the best interest and welfare of the class.
     

    **AFTER YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE HANDBOOK, PLEASE DETACH, SIGN, AND RETURN THE LAST PAGE.  YOUR SIGNATURE ASSURES THE SCHOOL THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED, READ, AND DISCUSSED THE HANDBOOK WITH YOUR CHILD.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A PRODUCTIVE AND REWARDING YEAR.

Last Modified on July 24, 2018