Low Achieving Schools Receive Federal Funding

A second round of federal funds for persistently low-achieving (PLA) schools is being distributed to Jefferson County Public Schools. Seven district schools are approved by the Kentucky Department of Education to receive one-year School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding this year. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Superintendent Donna Hargens toured Western Magnet high school today on… Continue reading Low Achieving Schools Receive Federal Funding

Teen-Parent Program Gets Grant, But Needs Space

A Jefferson County Public School program that doubles as a school-based health center for teen parents has received a new federal grant. The Georgia Chafee Teenage Parent Program has two alternative high schools, South Park and Westport TAPP, that educate teen-moms and moms-to-be. The $28,400 grant will cover medical supplies like wheelchairs and stethoscopes and… Continue reading Teen-Parent Program Gets Grant, But Needs Space