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.
Gordon wants the judge to give the case a second look, saying school officials and others have been using the terms “enroll’ and “attend” interchangably.
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.
A Jefferson circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. Thirteen parents claimed in the suit that JCPS has been violating a state law that gave them the right to enroll their children at the school closest to their home.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys accused JCPS officials of mounting a public relations campaign in hopes of affecting the decision. JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman says the district has participated in late summer back-to-school stories for years.
A suit filed on behalf of 13 parents claims the district is in violation of a state law that gives parents the right to enroll their children in the school closest to their home.
Thirteen parents are now plaintiffs in the suit. The challenge contends that JCPS is in violation of a state law that says children should be allowed to enroll in the public school closest to their home. JCPS officials counter that the law is being misread.
Nine more parents have joined a lawsuit challenging the Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. It brings to ten the number of parents who contend the school district is in violation of a state law that allows them to enroll their children in public schools closest to their homes.
By Rick Howlett Louisville attorney Teddy Gordon has filed a new lawsuit challenging Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan. Gordon filed the suit Wednesday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of parent Scott Arnold, whose five year old son was unable to get into Cochrane Elementary School near his home for the upcoming… Continue reading Another Suit Challenges JCPS Plan
By Rick Howlett The Louisville branch of the NAACP has released a report outlining its position on the Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan. The school board approved the plan following a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared the district’s 30-year old desegregation policy unconstitutional because it used race as the sole… Continue reading NAACP: Give JCPS Plan A Chance To Work