“I’m going to do it with the understanding that our transportation folks that say this can be done, they damn well better be right, or next year they’re going to have to deal with me,” said board member Larry Hujo.
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 first ten minutes of the meeting were open to the press. Over soft drinks and snacks, Fischer introduced himself and his staff to the lawmakers. He then outlined his plans to build a better relationship between Louisville and Frankfort. Among the chief issues that the city and state need to work together on, he said, are the bridges project, reusing abandoned properties and education.
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.
School officials say the bill would dismantle years of efforts to desegregate Louisville schools, and cost the district tens of millions of dollars to implement.
It’s Friday, and that means time to wrap up another week with State of the News. This week we’ll talk about the latest in the possible execution of death row inmate Gregory Wilson, whose execution has been postponed for now. We’ll find out what could be next in that case, then check in on Metro and election news. Then we’ll finish out the show with a look at child-related news – including the JCPS assignment plan controversy. Join us for a look back at the stories that made headlines and analysis from the reporters who covered them.
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The suit claims that JCPS has been in violation of a state law that allows parents to enroll their children in the school closest to their home. Circuit Judge Irv Maze ruled last month that enrollment does not guarantee attendance at a given school.
Implementation of middle and high school assignment plans was already delayed by one year amid concerns about potential transportation problems.
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.