Auditors Begin Observing JCPS Classrooms and Data

A team of auditors is spending the week observing Jefferson County Public Schools. The 25 member team will produce a comprehensive report to help district leaders improve education policies and programs. Phi Delta Kappa International will observe all parts of the district and will visit almost every classroom and interview teachers, parents and the community,… Continue reading Auditors Begin Observing JCPS Classrooms and Data

Students at Low-Achieving Schools Miss More Class

Students at Persistently Low-Achieving (PLA) schools are missing more days of class than other JCPS middle and high schools. A report released by the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) finds 24.3 percent students at PLA schools miss at least 20 days of class. For all other schools that number is 15 percent. Now the JCTA… Continue reading Students at Low-Achieving Schools Miss More Class

Local PTA Group Begins Training on Common Core Standards

A local PTA group is training to educate parents in Jefferson County about the Common Core State Standards. President of the 15th District PTA Cheri Dimar said she didn’t have time to relax on the beach in Florida this past weekend because her group of six were busy training with the National PTA on how… Continue reading Local PTA Group Begins Training on Common Core Standards

JCPS Buses Students Home Safely

All JCPS students have been safely delivered home. The last student was cleared at 7:13 pm on Wednesday night, according to the Courier-Journal. WDRB reports that fewer than 20 children had not yet been dropped off as of 7:20. Despite school being postponed for two consecutive days due to power and communication outages from Saturday’s… Continue reading JCPS Buses Students Home Safely

JCPS Begins Year With New Expectations, Standards

In a short years-time the Jefferson County school district has seen numerous changes that will affect this school year. Some are simple, like changes to the lunch menu. Others are major and will be new to students, teachers and administrators, and will affect the county, state and nation. One of the most notable changes is… Continue reading JCPS Begins Year With New Expectations, Standards

JCPS Expected to Announce Decision by 6 PM Today

The first day of school for JCPS students has been postponed due to Saturday’s storm. A decision about whether students will be in school tomorrow is expected later today. “We had our crews out this morning. We’re accessing the roads, assessing the intersections to see where lights are not working,” said Rick Caple, director of… Continue reading JCPS Expected to Announce Decision by 6 PM Today

New JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Begins Work

Donna Hargens began work on Monday as Jefferson County Public School’s new superintendent. Now she’ll have two weeks to prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 15. But, preparation didn’t start today, she said. “The work has been ongoing and the staff has worked really, really hard to prepare for the first day.… Continue reading New JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens Begins Work

USDA Awards JCPS with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants

As students prepare to go back to school, some may see changes to their diets. The USDA has awarded Jefferson County Public Schools 33 grants for its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. But those grants may be in jeopardy. The program gives students fresh produce in the afternoon, three days a week. JCPS has received… Continue reading USDA Awards JCPS with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants

Jefferson County School Board Approves New Superintendent Contract

The Jefferson County School Board has approved the contract of newly-appointed superintendent Donna Hargens. Hargens finished a five day tour of Louisville last night and was in attendance for her first Jefferson County School Board meeting. The contract gives Hargens a $276,000 salary over the next four years. She will be making slightly more than… Continue reading Jefferson County School Board Approves New Superintendent Contract