Superintendent Sheldon Berman

Berman To Lead District In Eugene, Oregon

by Gabe Bullard on March 17, 2011

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman has a new job. Last night, he was named the next superintendent of schools for the 4J school district in Eugene, Oregon.

The chair of the Eugene school board described Berman as “a visionary educational leader” with “strong leadership skills and educational expertise.”

Berman’s new school district has about 16,000 students. JCPS serves about 100,000 students.

The Jefferson County School Board did not to renew Berman’s current contract, which ends after this school year. Berman takes over in Eugene on July 1st.

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JCPS Board Set To Hire Superintendent Search Firm

by Rick Howlett February 14, 2011

The board voted in November to replace current Superintendent Sheldon Berman, whose contract expires at the end of June.

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Berman Discusses JCTA Request To Retain Him

by Rick Howlett January 14, 2011

Berman says if the school board reversed its decision to replace him he would consider continuing to lead the district.

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JCPS Officials Working To Correct Transportation Glitches

by Rick Howlett August 18, 2010

District spokesperson Lauren Roberts says the students got home so late because school staff did not follow the proper procedures to tag those students. Earlier in the day, there were fewer problems, but several students were not picked up by a bus or got lost.

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School Board Extends JCTA Contract

by Rick Howlett July 13, 2010

By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a one-percent pay raise for teachers and other school district employees. An agreement extending the contract with the Jefferson County Teachers Association was unanimously approved at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The pay hike applies to 6,000 teachers plus 7,000 other personnel. JCPS […]

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Berman Revises Frost Recommendation

by scrosby May 10, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman has changed his recommendation to close a district middle school. Berman put forth the idea of closing Frost Middle School after an audit was released last week of six low-performing schools in the district. Berman now says the timeline was too short to consider closing the school. The […]

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JCPS Board of Education Affirms Superintendent

by scrosby June 29, 2009

Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is getting positive marks from the Board of Education. The board completed its annual performance review of Berman in a closed-door session Monday night. Board Chair Debbie Wesslund read from a statement prepared after the review. “This year was a challenging one on several fronts, events over the course […]

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JCPS Facing $40 Million Shortfall; KY School Leaders Meet

by Rick Howlett December 8, 2008

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is proposing deep budget cuts to cope with a $40 million funding gap predicted for the next school year. A proposal by Berman presented to the school board’s finance committee Monday includes cuts to bus routes, curtailing programs and eliminating up to 264 jobs. Meanwhile, many other school […]

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JCPS Board Approves Calendar Change

by Rick Howlett November 24, 2008

The Jefferson County Board of Education has amended the current school calendar to make up for the five days the district was shut down following the September 14 windstorm. That means students will have to cut their winter break short by one day, returning to class on January 5. School will also be in session […]

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JCPS Classes Resume

by Rick Howlett September 22, 2008

After a week off because of the September 15 windstorm, Jefferson County Public Schools students head back to class today. The hurricane force winds knocked out power to more than 100 schools, forcing JCPS officials to cancel classes district-wide. Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman says all buses will be running. “I would encourage parents of students […]

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