Four Interview for Board of Education Seat

by Stephanie Crosby Four people interviewed this afternoon for a vacant seat on the Jefferson County Board of Education. The District One seat was left open after the sudden retirement of long-time member Ann Elmore. The Department of Education must choose a successor to Elmore until a special election is held for the seat. Spokesperson […]

New JCPS Budget Includes Some Assumptions

By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for fiscal 2010-2011, but because Kentucky lawmakers have not adopted a state spending plan, the JCPS budget is based on some assumptions. “What we have done is assumed the Senate bill version, the last version we’re aware of, which really was […]

JCPS Board Approves School Improvement Plan

By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a plan aimed at improving six low-performing schools that were the target of a state leadership assessment. After the intervention at Frost and Western Middle Middle Schools and Fern Creek, Shawnee, Valley and Western High Schools, state education officials gave JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman […]

Elmore Resigns, Holliday to Name Replacement

by Stephanie Crosby Longtime Jefferson County School Board member Ann Elmore resigned her position last night, citing personal reasons. She’d been a member of the board for 16 years, and retired immediately, instead of in December as she’d planned. State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday now will appoint a replacement. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says they’ll move […]

JCPS Board Approves Student Assignment Plan Delay

The Jefferson County Board of Education has voted to wait one year before implementing the bulk of its new assignment plan for middle and high school students. The new boundaries won’t go into effect until the 2001-2012 school year, but new high school career themes and magnet programs will begin as originally scheduled. Superintendent Sheldon […]

JCPS Board of Education Affirms Superintendent

Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is getting positive marks from the Board of Education. The board completed its annual performance review of Berman in a closed-door session Monday night. Board Chair Debbie Wesslund read from a statement prepared after the review. “This year was a challenging one on several fronts, events over the course […]

School Board Approves Tentative Budget, New Assignment Plan

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for the 2009-2010 school year that includes more than $25 million in cuts to offset sagging revenues and a drop in state funding. The district’s Chief Financial Officer, Cordelia Hardin, says the school system is getting some short-term relief in the form of federal […]

JCPS Board Approves Calendar Change

The Jefferson County Board of Education has amended the current school calendar to make up for the five days the district was shut down following the September 14 windstorm. That means students will have to cut their winter break short by one day, returning to class on January 5. School will also be in session […]