Porter Appointed To JCPS Board Seat

by Rick Howlett on June 24, 2010

By Rick Howlett

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has appointed Diane Porter to fill a vacancy on the Jefferson County Board of Education, according to the Courier-Journal.

The 61 year old Porter was a longtime principal, teacher and administrator for JCPS, and retired in October.

She was one of four candidates interviewed for the seat by a special state panel, which made a recommendation to Holliday.

She’ll assume the seat left vacant by the early retirement of Ann Elmore, whose term expires at the end of the year. Porter is one of three candidates who have filed for election to a full term. The others are Phyllis Morton and Attica Scott.

The seat covers central and western Louisville.

Holliday notified Porter Thursday of the appointment in a letter also obtained by the Courier-Journal.

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Myrdin Thompson June 25, 2010 at 8:15 am

The 15th District PTA looks forward to working with Ms. Porter and our other school board members on essential parent engagement partnerships (‘pep” talks) which will help better our educational opportunities for the students of jcps. In the fall (usually October) the 15th D. PTA will have a “meet the candidates” forum prior to the Novemember elections. This will be open to the public and questions for the candidates will be taken and answered, time permitting. Please look for further details as we get closer to the event at our website, http://www.15thdistrictpta.org.

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