The new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools will begin work on Monday. Donna Hargens will replace interim superintendent Dr. Freda Merriweather. Hargens will visit Ballard High School where she will meet the districts 300 new teachers and participate in the yearly induction. The rest of the day will be spent with JCPS staff to… Continue reading First Day of School For New JCPS Superintendent
The Kentucky Board of Education is expected to approve changes to school assessments this week. The board has been focused on meeting the fall deadline to implement Senate Bill One, which passed the General Assembly in 2009. The legislation changes school assessment guidelines, and requires many rules and regulations to be updated. That task has… Continue reading Board of Education May Vote on CATS Replacement Wednesday
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.
The board met this week to discuss the 2009 Senate Bill One. The law takes effect in the fall and it changes testing and evaluation standards for schools. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the board must rewrite many statutes and regulations to reflect the changes.
The Jefferson County School Board will likely call on Mayor-elect Greg Fischer for advice as it searches for a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools.
In a meeting this week, the board gave its approval to ask search consultants to submit proposals to help the board with the selection process.
The Kentucky Board of Education will meet in Frankfort Tuesday and Wednesday. Much of the board’s time will be spent preparing to implement Senate Bill One, which passed last year.
Neither Mayor Jerry Abramson nor Mayor-elect Greg Fischer has any plans to try to influence the Jefferson County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent of public schools.
Fischer and Abramson say they will respect the elected board’s autonomy.
Six candidates for two contested seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a debate Monday night.
Among the questions asked of the candidates was how they would work with the next mayor.
The Jefferson County Board of Education has delayed a vote on when to implement the new middle and high school student assignment plan. Berman has offered a compromise. He suggested the board implement the middle school plan next year, but delay the high school assignment plan another year.
The report praises Berman for improving upon areas that were cited in previous evaluations, but asks him to focus more on improving chronically low-performing schools.