JCPS Kicks Off Its “Close the Deal” Program

Mayor Greg Fischer and JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens introduced the school district’s “Close the Deal” program at Fairdale High School on Thursday. Fairdale seniors said they search websites and Google for colleges to learn about what different schools offer. But for the six JCPS schools with the Close the Deal program, students can ask those […]

NAACP Meets With Superintendent Hargens

Louisville’s NAACP branch met with Superintendent Donna Hargens on Tuesday as part of Hargens’s 90-Day Plan she introduced after being hired as the new JCPS Superintendent. The meeting was a success and Hargens listened, said Raoul Cunningham, president of Louisville’s NAACP branch. The NAACP was against the hiring of either superintendent candidate during the interview […]

Jefferson County Parent Sends Child To Oldham County School

A Jefferson County parent has been accused of illegally enrolling his child in the Oldham County School District. Charles Lauron now faces possible jail time and fines for enrolling his son in North Oldham Middle School and a district where state mandated test scores exceeded the state average. But his child belongs in Jefferson County […]

JCPS Schools Get $1.57 Million Grant to Help Disadvantaged Students

Five Jefferson County high schools will split a five-year $1.57 million grant to help hundreds of disadvantaged students. The U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Talent Search Program grant will help 750 Jefferson County students each year, said Mayor Greg Fischer. The program targets the following: “Students who need guidance on and assistance in secondary school […]

JCPS Student Assignment Hears Arguments, Judges Not Impressed With District’s Plan

The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today over an interpretation of a state statute, which could affect the JCPS student assignment plan. The debate was between the words enroll versus attend. Since 2000, a state statute (KRS 159.070) has allowed districts to chose where students go to school by removing the word “attend” […]

JCPS Board Approves Tax Increase, But Doesn’t Create Additional Revenue

The Jefferson County School Board unanimously approved a tax increase of one-tenth of a cent at Monday’s board meeting. The increase is based on assessed property value. If a house is assessed at $100,000 dollars, it will mean a $1 increase in taxes this next year. This will be the fourth straight year the school […]

Early Communication Important for JCPS

Transportation has been a controversial subject in Jefferson County Public Schools. But what’s under-discussed is the importance of communication between the district and parents. Around 6,000 JCPS elementary school students will be picked up from one location and dropped off at another, said Director of JCPS Transportation Rick Caple. The district allows parents this flexibility […]