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JCPS Parents, Organizations Support Student Assignment Plan

A brief has been filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court in support of Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan.

“We want the Supreme Court to know it’s not the board of education versus everybody else. We want them to know that there are legitimate groups and parents that agree with the board of education,” said group attorney Steve Porter.

The State Court of Appeals ruled last fall that students have the right to attend the school where they enroll, which in JCPS is a student’s neighborhood school. This is contrary to the district’s current student assignment plan, which has recently undergone slight changes. JCPS has since appealed to the State Supreme Court and final briefs are due Jan. 17, said Porter.