Student Assignment Suit Dropped

The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Jefferson County Public Schools over the district’s new student assignment plan have dropped their suit. Their attorney, Ted Gordon, says the parents have had their complaints with JCPS resolved or have opted to home school their children. A handful of  parents of kindergarten students claimed the children were assigned… Continue reading Student Assignment Suit Dropped

JCPS Board To Consider Assignment Plan Changes

The Jefferson County Board of Education will consider proposed revisions to the district’s student assignment plan when the panel meets this evening. Superintendent Sheldon Berman wants to delay the implementation of most of the new assignmment plan for middle and high schools by one year, until 2011-2012. Berman says he wants the postponement to deal… Continue reading JCPS Board To Consider Assignment Plan Changes

Judge Denies Injunction Request in Student Assignment Case

A federal judge has denied a request for injunction against the Jefferson County Public Schools assignment plan for elementary school students. U.S. District Judge John Heyburn says the school district did not act unconstitutionally in its method of assigning kindergartners to schools. JCPS Attorney Byron Leets says the judge’s comments bode well for the lawsuit… Continue reading Judge Denies Injunction Request in Student Assignment Case

Opponents to Elementary School Assignment Plan Speak Out

A request for injunction was filed today in the most recent court action against the Jefferson County Public School district and its student assignment plan. Attorney Teddy Gordon is asking the court to require JCPS to re-do student assignments at Stopher Elementary. Two of his clients sought entrance into Stopher for their kindergarten-aged children, and… Continue reading Opponents to Elementary School Assignment Plan Speak Out

Assignment Plans Complicate Bus Routes for JCPS

Transportation officials with Jefferson County Public Schools have made some changes to the district’s bus routes. JCPS Transportation Director Rick Caple says the district faces a challenge this year because the new student assignment plan for elementary school students goes into effect. Students entering elementary school will be under the new plan, but existing elementary… Continue reading Assignment Plans Complicate Bus Routes for JCPS

JCPS Assignment Plan Unveiled

A series of community meetings will be held early next year on the new assignment plan for middle and high school students in Jefferson County Public Schools. JCPS Director of Student Assignment Pat Todd says the plan, similar to the one approved for elementary students this year, was formally presented to the board of education… Continue reading JCPS Assignment Plan Unveiled

JCPS Classes Resume

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say Tuesday’s start of the school year has been relatively smooth for the system’s students, faculty and staff. Nearly 100,000 youngsters are enrolled for the new academic year. A new student assignment plan for elementary school students approved by the school board in May won’t go into effect until the… Continue reading JCPS Classes Resume