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JCPS Board Approves “Transformation” Model For Turn-Around Schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education says they’ll support teachers and staff of four persistently low achieving (PLA) schools that have chosen a new turn around model.

The board approved use of the “transformation” model, which offers incentives to school staff for meeting certain growth goals.

Olmsted Academy North, Westport, Stuart, and Myers middle schools were all deemed PLA last fall. A state audit of the schools allowed them to help choose one of four turn-around models to receive federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) support. The previous 18 JCPS PLA schools have all used the re-staffing method, which includes replacing 50 percent of the staff.