UCLA professor Dr. Gary Orfield says a survey of more than one thousand parents found that 69-percent of them were satisfied with their child’s school assignment, but there was less satisfaction, 54-percent, with how well the new student assignment plan has been implemented,
Orfield was asked to review the new plan and recommend any adjustments. Superintendent Sheldon Berman says he doesn’t expect any drastic changes to be suggested.
The board chose the plan over another option that would have rewarded teachers financially at Doss, Seneca and Fairdale High Schools for academic improvements.
Berman’s four-year contract expires at the end of June. The vote to replace Berman came after the board met in closed session for about three hours.
The board will hold a special meeting to conduct an interim evaluation of Berman, whose four-year contract ends in June.
Board Chairwoman Debbie Wesslund, who represents the 3rd District, defeated two opponents to win another term. District 1 incumbent Diane Porter, who was appointed to the post this year to succeed the retiring Ann Elmore, defeated three opponents.
The Jefferson County Association of School Administrators, the League of Women Voters and the Greater Louisville Alliance of Black School Educators will hear from the seven candidates for the two contested board seats on issues such as diversity, the new student assignment plan and initiatives involving the mayor’s office and JCPS.
The school board will discuss whether to delay implementation of the middle and high school student assignment plans to allow time to address transportation issue, and begin a review of the elementary assignment plan implemented last year.
By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a one-percent pay raise for teachers and other school district employees. An agreement extending the contract with the Jefferson County Teachers Association was unanimously approved at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The pay hike applies to 6,000 teachers plus 7,000 other personnel. JCPS… Continue reading School Board Extends JCTA Contract
By Rick Howlett Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has appointed Diane Porter to fill a vacancy on the Jefferson County Board of Education, according to the Courier-Journal. The 61 year old Porter was a longtime principal, teacher and administrator for JCPS, and retired in October. She was one of four candidates interviewed for the seat… Continue reading Porter Appointed To JCPS Board Seat