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 […]

JCPS Mails Students’ Tests to Wrong Addresses

After Jefferson County Public Schools mailed around 6,500 ACT Explore 8th grade test scores to wrong addresses, the district is now asking parents to shred tests they’ve received that contain another child’s score. JCPS officials recognized the error on Wednesday after parents called, wondering why they were mailed scores for children who weren’t theirs.

JCPS Board Delays Student Assignment Vote

The Jefferson County Board of Education has been presented a new student assignment plan after months of anticipation, but the board has delayed any decisions about implementing the plan until next month. The new plan was proposed to the board at Monday night’s board meeting. The proposal maintains the current six clusters and boundaries the […]

JCPS Board Expects to Hear Student Assignment Proposal

The Jefferson County Board of Education is likely to vote on changes to its student assignment plan Monday night. This has been a critical year for the student assignment plan. The district lost a key case against its plan in the state’s Court of Appeals earlier this year. The board also heard recommendations in September […]

School Bus Accident in Southwest Louisville; Black Ice on I-64

Updated at 10:38 am A spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Schools says the four students taken to the hospital after this morning’s school bus accident were transported as a precaution. Another vehicle allegedly ran a red light at Greenbelt Highway and Greenwood Road in southwest Louisville and struck bus No. 9919, which was bound for […]

Report Says 76 JCPS Schools Could Use $900 Million In Updates

Kentucky has assessed the learning environments of 76 Jefferson County public schools and hundreds more across the state. The Department of Education categorizes schools on a scale of one through five to measure their condition. Last year lawmakers called for a more detailed assessment to measure category three and four schools (generally buildings 20-40 years […]

State Supreme Court Decides to Hear JCPS Student Assignment Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case regarding Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan next Spring. An appellate court ruled earlier this year that students may attend the school closest to their homes. That doesn’t happen in JCPS, where many students travel outside their neighborhoods under the district’s diversity plan.

JCPS Board Presented New Student Assignment Plan

The Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment staff has presented the school board with a plan it can implement next year, but some board members are unconvinced that the new plan is the best plan. “The Cave” is the nickname for where JCPS staff has been preparing a new student assignment plan since hearing UCLA […]

JCPS Hears Final Scheduled Student Assignment Presentation Tonight

The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet with the district’s student assignment staff in a special session before Monday’s board meeting. The district is still trying to determine how the new plan suggested by UCLA professor Gary Orfield will affect diversity throughout the district. If the district wants to implement a new plan for […]

City Threatens to End Insight Contract, Richie Farmer Hired Girlfriend for State Job, JCPS Will Use More Local Produce, Bowling Green Draws Praise from Obama on Green Measures: Afternoon Review

In case you got a jump start on the weekend, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today. Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with […]