Senate President Wants to Abolish Jefferson County School Board

Senate President and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has suggested abolishing the Jefferson County School Board. Williams made his comments Tuesday to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The school board is not diverse enough for the size of Jefferson County, said Williams. The influence of teacher’s unions, poor policy and poor test results within the […]

JCPS School Board Names Hargens Next Superintendent

After four hours of closed-door discussion, the Jefferson County School Board named Dr. Donna Hargens as the next superintendent of the district.  Hargens was interim superintendent in Wake County in North Carolina, the 18th-largest school district in the nation. Hargens was chosen over the other finalist, Dr. Christine Johns-Haines of Michigan. But both of the […]

Finalists For JCPS Superintendent To Be Named This Week

The process of hiring a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools takes a major step forward this week with the selection of two or three finalists. School board chair Steve Imhoff says the panel will pick the finalists Wednesday and invite them to Louisville to meet the public in early June. Five semifinalists were […]

JCPS Board To Narrow Superintendent Candidate Field

The Jefferson County Board of Education is moving closer to hiring a new superintendent. Board chair Steve Imhoff says the five semi-finalists for the job were interviewed today. “On June 1, which is next Wednesday, our board will decide which two or three candidates we will invite to Louisville to come and meetthe public,” he […]

Board of Education to Interview Candidates for Interim Superintendent

The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet tomorrow to interview candidates for interim superintendent of the district. Board president Steve Imhoff previously said he wanted to avoid appointing a temporary superintendent, but it may be necessary if a new leader isn’t in place before current Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s departure. His contract expires at the […]

School Board to Again Discuss Appointing Interim Superintendent

As the search for a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools continues, the school board is considering whether an interim leader should be appointed. Board chair Steve Imhoff says he’d rather not appoint an interim, but a new leader may not be in place by the time current superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract expires. The […]

School Board to Consider Delaying New Middle School Assignment Plan Tonight

Consultant Gary Orfield has encouraged the school board to push back implementing the new assignment plan for middle school students until next year. That would go against a vote the board took last year to implement the plan this fall. Board chair Steve Imhoff says Orfield’s suggestion may or may not have encouraged a majority of the board members to change their minds, but he won’t go along with it.

School Board Committee Reviews Superintendent Search Firm Proposals

The committee asked for bids from search firms last month, after choosing not to renew Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract, which expires at the end of June. The committee will choose two or three finalists and conduct interviews with representatives from those firms next month.