School Board Likely To Consult Fischer On Superintendent Search

The Jefferson County School Board will likely call on Mayor-elect Greg Fischer for advice as it searches for a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools.

In a meeting this week, the board gave its approval to ask search consultants to submit proposals to help the board with the selection process.

Abramson, Fischer Pledge To Stay Out Of Superintendent Search

Neither Mayor Jerry Abramson nor Mayor-elect Greg Fischer has any plans to try to influence the Jefferson County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent of public schools.

Fischer and Abramson say they will respect the elected board’s autonomy.

School Board Discusses Delaying Assignment Plans

The Jefferson County Board of Education has delayed a vote on when to implement the new middle and high school student assignment plan. Berman has offered a compromise. He suggested the board implement the middle school plan next year, but delay the high school assignment plan another year.

JCPS Board Approves Higher Tax, Discusses Transportation Issues

The Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night approved its third consecutive property tax increase to help fund public schools. The money will go toward textbooks, employee raises and new construction. Earlier in the meeting, board members apologized for transportation problems on the first day of school.

Berman Touts JCPS Accomplishments In Rotary Speech

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman updated the Rotary Club of Louisville Thursday on the state of the school district. Berman talked curriculum retructuring, the court-ordered revamping of the JCPS student assignment plan, and the “Care for Kids” initiative that teaches young people social responsibilities. He also said he’d like to extend his stay… Continue reading Berman Touts JCPS Accomplishments In Rotary Speech