JCPS Board Hears Results of Audit, 10 Recommendations Offered

The Jefferson County Board of Education has received its much anticipated curriculum management audit from Phi Delta Kappa International. “We didn’t find chaos. We didn’t find a reason to abandon the system,” lead auditor Dr. John Murdoch told the JCPS board. The board requested the audit last year to help support staff and student achievement. […]

JCPS Board Hears Results of Curriculum Management Audit Monday Night

An educational auditing firm will present the Jefferson County Board of Education with its curriculum management audit at Monday night’s board meeting. Phi Delta Kappa International was in Jefferson County last October. The audit team met with the JCPS community and has since been preparing its report, which reviews hundreds of district programs and interventions […]

JCPS Audit Finds Issues With Central Administration

Auditors contracted by Jefferson County Public Schools say the district’s central administration needs a makeover, including elimination of certain positions and creating others. The Organizational Structure and Central Office Staffing, Functions, and Operations report is a supplement to the Curriculum Management Audit requested by the board earlier this year. The nearly 80-page report shows the JCPS […]

Consulting Firm Makes Transparency Recommendations to Louisville Metro Council

A consulting firm has made recommendations to the Louisville Metro Council to increase transparency and accountability in discretionary spending. The council hired Mountjoy Chilton Medley for nearly $10,000 to review its policies and procedures in response to reports of questionable spending earlier this year. The report was presented to the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee […]

Auditors Recommend JCPS Reorganize Central Management

An outside auditing agency recommends JCPS reorganize its central management to be more efficient. Phi Delta Kappa International has handed the district the first of several recommendations since visiting JCPS last month. The audit says not all job descriptions ensure student success and not all jobs have adequate supervision. “Well I can’t answer how long it’s […]

Auditors Begin Observing JCPS Classrooms and Data

A team of auditors is spending the week observing Jefferson County Public Schools. The 25 member team will produce a comprehensive report to help district leaders improve education policies and programs. Phi Delta Kappa International will observe all parts of the district and will visit almost every classroom and interview teachers, parents and the community, […]

Auditors Will Review JCPS’ Policies, Procedures

Auditors will be in the Jefferson County Public School district soon to begin a curriculum management audit. Phi Delta Kappa International will visit schools and report on several issues involving district management. “The audit looks at everything,” said JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens. It does look at finances, it looks at facilities, budget, transportation, everything—all parts of the system […]

Audit Shows Former U of L Employee Misappropriated Over $450,000

The University of Louisville has released its audit of a former employee accused of misappropriating over $450,000 and it has taken measures to strengthen oversight. Alisha Ward was fired as senior program coordinator for the Equine Industry Program earlier this year after using funds from the program to pay a contractor to work on her […]

Peden Says Issues Other Than Tornado Siren Silence Prompted Call for MetroSafe Audit

Peden and his vice chair on the council’s Public Safety committee, Councilman David James, sent a letter to Mayor Greg Fischer’s office requesting the audit Tuesday. Peden says he and James have a number of issues with MetroSafe, many of them stemming from redundancies and inefficiencies in how the agency operates.

Fischer Launches Planning and Design Services Review

The Planning and Design Services department works on zoning, landmarks and other issues. The review will look at how the department can better serve developers and neighborhoods. It will be led by an eight person panel that includes representatives from the mayor’s office, the state resource council, home builders and preservation groups.