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A Conversation with JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has been on the job for over a month. In the first week of school she set up a 90-Day Plan, and said one of her first priorities is to listen. She sat down with WFPL’s Rick Howlett and Devin Katayama for an hour-long conversation on Thursday, and responded to your questions and comments. The show will be rebroadcast tonight at 9pm, or you can listen to it below.

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News Special: JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has been on the job for over a month. In the first week of school she set up a 90-Day Plan, and said one of her first priorities is to listen.

Today we’ll spend the 1 o’clock hour with Superintendent Hargens, finding out how the first few weeks have gone. We’ll talk about changes the district is seeing, and may see in the future. Do you have a child in JCPS? How has the school year been so far? What would you change about JCPS, and what would you keep? Join us at 502-814-TALK (8255).

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JCPS Buses Students Home Safely

All JCPS students have been safely delivered home.

The last student was cleared at 7:13 pm on Wednesday night, according to the Courier-Journal. WDRB reports that fewer than 20 children had not yet been dropped off as of 7:20.

Despite school being postponed for two consecutive days due to power and communication outages from Saturday’s storm, transportation on the first day ended more successfully than last year, when some students in extreme circumstances weren’t home until after 9 pm.

On Wednesday morning there were no reported severe transportation delays despite the ongoing cleanup of county streets from storm damage. Superintendent Donna Hargens said JCPS was prepared to reroute buses and keep in communication with parents should something occur. This year, parents could also access a bus hotline and refer to an online bus finder through JCPS.

On Wednesday afternoon, JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey said he wasn’t aware of any complications with the morning commute and he couldn’t confirm any delays. There were no reports any extraordinary circumstances regarding transportation.