The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case regarding Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan next Spring. An appellate court ruled earlier this year that students may attend the school closest to their homes. That doesn’t happen in JCPS, where many students travel outside their neighborhoods under the district’s diversity plan.
The Jefferson County Board of Education has filed its official appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Earlier this year the Court of Appeals ruled against the JCPS student assignment plan, saying students have the right to attend the same school where they enroll, which is often the school closest to their homes. But the board… Continue reading JCPS Asks Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Student Assignment Case
The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today over an interpretation of a state statute, which could affect the JCPS student assignment plan. The debate was between the words enroll versus attend. Since 2000, a state statute (KRS 159.070) has allowed districts to chose where students go to school by removing the word “attend”… Continue reading JCPS Student Assignment Hears Arguments, Judges Not Impressed With District’s Plan