Auditors Recommend JCPS Reorganize Central Management

An outside auditing agency recommends JCPS reorganize its central management to be more efficient. Phi Delta Kappa International has handed the district the first of several recommendations since visiting JCPS last month. The audit says not all job descriptions ensure student success and not all jobs have adequate supervision. “Well I can’t answer how long it’s […]

Hargens In Louisville To Prepare For JCPS Post

The new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools is in Louisville for the first time since she was hired for the post last month. Dr. Donna Hargens will be in town through Tuesday. She’s meeting with school board members and district officials, including interim Superintendent Dr. Freda Merriweather. She also made a stop at Churchill […]

Search Panel Member Satisfied With JCPS Supt. Candidates

A member of the search committee that screened candidates for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools says she believes the panel got the best possible pool of applicants for the job. Myrdin Thompson is also president of the 15th District PTA. She says now that the list of candidates has been narrowed to two finalists, […]

Two Finalists Chosen For JCPS Superintendent’s Job

The two finalists for the superintendent’s job at Jefferson County Public Schools will visit Louisville next week. The school board selected them today from a field of five semifinalists. They are: Dr. Donna Hargens (below left), Chief Academic Officer for Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, which has more than 143,000 students; and Dr. […]

Finalists For JCPS Superintendent To Be Named This Week

The process of hiring a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools takes a major step forward this week with the selection of two or three finalists. School board chair Steve Imhoff says the panel will pick the finalists Wednesday and invite them to Louisville to meet the public in early June. Five semifinalists were […]

JCPS Board To Narrow Superintendent Candidate Field

The Jefferson County Board of Education is moving closer to hiring a new superintendent. Board chair Steve Imhoff says the five semi-finalists for the job were interviewed today. “On June 1, which is next Wednesday, our board will decide which two or three candidates we will invite to Louisville to come and meetthe public,” he […]

School Board to Again Discuss Appointing Interim Superintendent

As the search for a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools continues, the school board is considering whether an interim leader should be appointed. Board chair Steve Imhoff says he’d rather not appoint an interim, but a new leader may not be in place by the time current superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract expires. The […]