School Board to Discuss Candidates Tomorrow

The Jefferson County School Board will meet tomorrow to discuss the two finalists for Superintendent, board Chair Steve Imhoff says the board will set a timeline for making a decision at that meeting. Last week the finalists appeared at public forums to answer questions from citizens. Following the second forum, local NAACP president Raoul Cunningham […]

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, […]

JCTA Mum on Finalists

Although opinions are swirling about the finalists for Jefferson County Superintendent, the Jefferson County Teachers’ Association isn’t commenting on the candidates. JCTA President Brent McKim says the organization had representatives involved in the selection process but is now just waiting on the outcome. McKim declined to comment on either of the candidates and their qualifications. […]

Candidates for JCPS Superintendent Visit Louisville This Week

The two finalists vying for the superintendent’s job at Jefferson County Public Schools will make separate visits to Louisville this week. Dr. Christine Johns-Haines will meet the public tomorrow evening at 6:00 at Male High School. She’s superintendent of Utica Community Schools in Michigan. Dr. Donna Hargens, chief academic officer of Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, will […]

JCPS Revises Schedule for Choosing Superintendent

Today is the deadline for candidates to apply to be the next superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. The school board will begin reviewing applications on Saturday morning.  It will choose a group of semifinalists and interview those candidates on the following Wednesday and Friday. After eliminating more of the candidates, the board will announce […]

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 […]

Experience With Under-Performing Schools, Commitment to Student Assignment Among Criteria for Next JCPS Superintendent

The school board met with the McPherson and Jacobson search firm Monday and established a set of criteria for the next leader. The list includes a commitment to student assignment and experience with urban schools and underperforming schools.

School Board Interviews Three Superintendent Search Firms

Two of the firms: Iowa-based Ray and Associates and Florida-based Greenwood/Asher and Associates have experience in Kentucky. The latter has worked with the state government and is now helping the University of Kentucky find a new president. Ray and Associates helped the state find an education commissioner in 2007.