Jefferson County Teachers Association

School Board to Discuss Candidates Tomorrow

by Dalton Main on 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 called on the school board to reopen the search saying neither candidate was qualified to handle the issues facing local schools.

Imhoff, however, says he does not want to reopen the search and did not comment on whether or not that was a possibility from the board.

Cunningham particularly criticized Dr Donna Hargens who served as interim superintendent of Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina while that district investigated a new student assignment plan. However, Hargens says the plan wasn’t in development when she served.

“We just did preliminary work in terms of helping the board with the data that they requested and helping what at that time was a student assignment committee with the data they requested,” said Hargens “so no we weren’t that far along, there was no plan.”

Cunningham maintains that she should have had some contact with the plan as she continued to serve as Chief Academic Officer for the district after the new superintendent was selected.

The Jefferson County Teachers’ Association declined to comment on either candidate or their qualifications, but noted that the organization did have representatives involved in the search.

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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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JCTA President Says Shakeups At High Schools Is The Wrong Tactic

by Gabe Bullard February 17, 2011

The head of the teachers union in Louisville says replacing the principals and teachers at three underperforming schools will not solve the schools’ problems.

This week, state auditors declared that the principals at Iroquois, Waggener and Southern high schools must be replaced. Teachers at the schools could also be moved.

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Berman Discusses JCTA Request To Retain Him

by Rick Howlett January 14, 2011

Berman says if the school board reversed its decision to replace him he would consider continuing to lead the district.

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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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School Board Extends JCTA Contract

by Rick Howlett July 13, 2010

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 […]

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