Every1Reads Deadline Approaching

There’s just over a week left in the Every1Reads fundraising campaign for Jefferson County Public Schools. JCPS and Greater Louisville, Inc. officials will announce the results of the campaign next Tuesday. The fundraising arm of the campaign got a boost Monday when the Churchill Downs Foundation donated 100-thousand dollars to the program, which matches students… Continue reading Every1Reads Deadline Approaching

JCPS Considers Increasing Property Taxes

The Jefferson County Board of Education will vote today on a proposal to raise property taxes in the county. School boards in Oldham and Bullitt Counties are also considering a tax hike. The Jefferson County proposal would raise the property tax by a penny, from 61-and-a-half to 62-and-a-half cents per one hundred dollars of assessed… Continue reading JCPS Considers Increasing Property Taxes

Jefferson County Public Schools

In 2007, after a controversial search process, Dr. Sheldon Berman became superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, overseeing the education of nearly 100,000 students. His first day on the job was July 2 – three days after a little Supreme Court decision you may have heard about concerning the racial composition in the system’s schools. Berman’s first year on the job has also seen continued scrutiny of JCPS testing results under No Child Left Behind, a struggle with the teachers’ union over non-renewed contracts, and a pat on the back from the school board for a job well done. With Louisville’s students a week in to the new school year, we’ll catch up with Superintendent Berman about the state of Jefferson County Public Schools. Listen to the Show

JCPS Students Resume Classes This Week

It’s back to school this week for thousands of Jefferson County Public Schools students. JCPS spokesperson Lauren Roberts says classes begin Tuesday for most schools in the district. “We are anticipating over 99,000 students returning to school this year. That is an increase of over 650 students from last year,” Roberts said. Roberts say parents… Continue reading JCPS Students Resume Classes This Week

JCPS Bus Drivers Practice for Next Week

Classes don’t begin for another week, but Jefferson County school buses will be out in force two days this week. Bus drivers will be getting familiar with their routes Tuesday and Wednesday. JCPS Transportation Director Rick Caple says its also good practice for other motorists. “The public’s going to see us, get used to that… Continue reading JCPS Bus Drivers Practice for Next Week

New Initiatives Announced for Upcoming School Year

The majority of Jefferson County Public Schools students start classes in two weeks. Superintendent Sheldon Berman announced several new initiatives for the school year today. One of those changes has more than half the district’s high schools switching to a trimester schedule. Berman says trimesters allow students to take five, 70-minute classes for three, 12-week… Continue reading New Initiatives Announced for Upcoming School Year