Human Relations Commission Calls on JCPS Board to Begin New Superintendent Search

A division of Metro Government has joined the calls to re-open the search for a new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. Two candidates for the office visited Louisville this week, but both were met with mild reactions at public forums. Attendees complained that the finalists were generally underwhelming, saying they didn’t answer questions fully, […]

Press Interviews with Superintendent Finalists

Earlier this week finalists Dr Christine Johns-Haines and Dr Donna Hargens appeared at public forums to answer questions from the public.  Many attendees have voiced complaints about the finalists’ lack of experience with and knowledge of issues surrounding Jefferson County Public Schools.  The local branch of the NAACP has even called for the school board […]

Superintendent Candidates Draw Discontent Following Forums, NAACP Calls for New Search

Jefferson County Board of Education Chair Steve Imhoff says the panel will set a timeline for choosing a superintendent at a meeting next Tuesday. He says he does not want to reopen the search despite calls from the Louisville NAACP to do so. NAACP President Raoul Cunningham called both candidates weak, adding that neither has experience […]

Second Superintendent Finalist Forum Frustrates Attendees

The second of two finalists for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions last night at a public hearing. But local teacher Marsha Spears was not satisfied with what Dr. Donna Hargens of North Carolina had to say. “I don’t feel like she actually answered many of the questions, when asked what her beliefs […]

First Superintendent Candidate Answers Public Questions, Some Disappointed in Event

The first superintendent candidate for Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions from the public tonight at Male High School. Dr. Christine Johns-Haines is currently superintendent of Utica Community Schools in Michigan but says she is excited about the resources available in Louisville.  The questions ranged from bullying and busing to student assignment plans and discipline issues, […]

Search Panel Member Satisfied With JCPS Supt. Candidates

A member of the search committee that screened candidates for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools says she believes the panel got the best possible pool of applicants for the job. Myrdin Thompson is also president of the 15th District PTA. She says now that the list of candidates has been narrowed to two finalists, […]