JCPS Parents, Organizations Support Student Assignment Plan

by Devin Katayama on January 17, 2012

A brief has been filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court in support of Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan.

“We want the Supreme Court to know it’s not the board of education versus everybody else. We want them to know that there are legitimate groups and parents that agree with the board of education,” said group attorney Steve Porter.

The State Court of Appeals ruled last fall that students have the right to attend the school where they enroll, which in JCPS is a student’s neighborhood school. This is contrary to the district’s current student assignment plan, which has recently undergone slight changes. JCPS has since appealed to the State Supreme Court and final briefs are due Jan. 17, said Porter. [click to continue…]

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Students at Low-Achieving Schools Miss More Class

by Devin Katayama September 21, 2011

Students at Persistently Low-Achieving (PLA) schools are missing more days of class than other JCPS middle and high schools. A report released by the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) finds 24.3 percent students at PLA schools miss at least 20 days of class. For all other schools that number is 15 percent. Now the JCTA […]

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School Board to Discuss Candidates Tomorrow

by Dalton Main June 13, 2011

The Jefferson County School Board will meet tomorrow to discuss the two finalists for Superintendent, board Chair Steve Imhoff says the board will set a timeline for making a decision at that meeting. Last week the finalists appeared at public forums to answer questions from citizens. Following the second forum, local NAACP president Raoul Cunningham […]

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JCTA Mum on Finalists

by Dalton Main 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. […]

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First Superintendent Candidate Answers Public Questions, Some Disappointed in Event

by Dalton Main June 7, 2011

The first superintendent candidate for Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions from the public tonight at Male High School. Dr. Christine Johns-Haines is currently superintendent of Utica Community Schools in Michigan but says she is excited about the resources available in Louisville.  The questions ranged from bullying and busing to student assignment plans and discipline issues, […]

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Williams And Rand Discuss Schools, Immigration At Forum

by Gabe Bullard January 12, 2011

Some of the bills passed by the Kentucky Senate during the opening week of the General Assembly may not move forward in the House. One leading Democrat says several of the GOP’s top pieces of legislation are either nearly dead or unlikely to pass a full vote.

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