The head of the teachers union in Louisville says replacing the principals and teachers at three underperforming schools will not solve the schools’ problems.
This week, state auditors declared that the principals at Iroquois, Waggener and Southern high schools must be replaced. Teachers at the schools could also be moved.
The changes come as the result of state leadership audit reports. The auditors determined that the principals were no longer capable of continuing their responsibilities. Additionally, they recommend that the school councils at Iroquois and Southern should be disbanded, while the council at Waggener may continue to serve an advisory role.
Over the years South/Southwest Louisville has had farms, a mall (Westland anyone?), major department stores, and even a zoo! Nowadays the neighborhoods keep growing, but new retail development is hard to find. Residents are proud of their area and many who move away return, so why is it so hard to attract businesses? How can South/Southwest Louisville become a bigger player in the Metro?
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Since 1938, the Iroquois Amphitheater’s history has included periods of neglect and success. The latter includes a nearly $9 million renovation eight years ago. Now, the economy has driven its major user — Music Theater Louisville — to perform at the Kentucky Center. That and other factors make an uncertain future for the amphitheater. WFPL’s […]