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.
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.
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.
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.
The principals of two Jefferson County Public Schools will return to work Monday with reprimands on their permanent records.
The principals of King and Lincoln elementary have been suspended since Wednesday due to problems with bus rides on the first day of classes.
Two Jefferson County Public Schools principals have been suspended following transportation problems on the first day of classes Tuesday. District officials say the principals at King and Lincoln elementary did not properly prepare tags for their students.
Aside from a few problems, Jefferson County Public Schools officials say the first day of classes is going smoothly. Some students reportedly were not picked up along some bus routes in the morning, and there were expected delays as drivers adjusted to their routes.
The new elementary student assignment plan has many parents worried that their children will be on buses for too long. Superintendent Sheldon Berman has tasked transportation director Rick Caple with making sure the trips are no longer than an hour.
The report praises Berman for improving upon areas that were cited in previous evaluations, but asks him to focus more on improving chronically low-performing schools.
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