The Jefferson County Public School Board has voted to replace up to half the teaching staff at three high schools with low test scores. At its meeting last night, the board voted 5-2 for the option at Iroquois, Southern and Waggener high schools.
The head of the teachers union in Louisville says replacing the principals and teachers at three underperforming schools will not solve the schools’ problems.
This week, state auditors declared that the principals at Iroquois, Waggener and Southern high schools must be replaced. Teachers at the schools could also be moved.
State education assessors visited Iroquois, Southern and Waggener high schools after they were listed among the state’s lowest performing, based on test scores.