JCTA Mum on Finalists

by Dalton Main on June 10, 2011

Although opinions are swirling about the finalists for Jefferson County Superintendent, the Jefferson County Teachers’ Association isn’t commenting on the candidates.

JCTA President Brent McKim says the organization had representatives involved in the selection process but is now just waiting on the outcome. McKim declined to comment on either of the candidates and their qualifications.

Yesterday, the Louisville branch of the NAACP called on JCPS to reopen the search claiming neither candidate was qualified to handle the issues facing Jefferson County Schools.

Local NAACP president Raoul Cunningham criticized Dr Donna Hargens for her lack of knowledge of student assignment plans even though she serves as Chief Academic Officer for a district that recently dealt with that issue.

Cunningham also noted that the other finalist, Dr Christine Johns-Haines, has no experience with student-assignment plans and shied away from questions regarding the issue.

The School Board is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss the candidates.

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