Attorney Asks State Supreme Court to Deny JCPS Student Assignment Case Review

An attorney representing several Jefferson County Public Schools parents has filed a response to the school district’s attempt to overturn a ruling against the student assignment plan. Teddy Gordon has been arguing against JCPS for over a decade. He even won a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2007, which called the district’s student assignment plan… Continue reading Attorney Asks State Supreme Court to Deny JCPS Student Assignment Case Review

JCPS Board Presented New Student Assignment Plan

The Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment staff has presented the school board with a plan it can implement next year, but some board members are unconvinced that the new plan is the best plan. “The Cave” is the nickname for where JCPS staff has been preparing a new student assignment plan since hearing UCLA… Continue reading JCPS Board Presented New Student Assignment Plan

JCPS Hears Final Scheduled Student Assignment Presentation Tonight

The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet with the district’s student assignment staff in a special session before Monday’s board meeting. The district is still trying to determine how the new plan suggested by UCLA professor Gary Orfield will affect diversity throughout the district. If the district wants to implement a new plan for… Continue reading JCPS Hears Final Scheduled Student Assignment Presentation Tonight

JCPS Board Considers Student Assignment Changes Soon

The Jefferson County Board of Education must decide soon on whether to implement a new student assignment plan for the next school year. The board listened to a report on community feedback about UCLA professor Gary Orfield’s recommendations on Monday. Orfield’s plan aims to protect diversity in schools, but creates smaller regions for busing within… Continue reading JCPS Board Considers Student Assignment Changes Soon

JCPS Asks Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Student Assignment Case

The Jefferson County Board of Education has filed its official appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Earlier this year the Court of Appeals ruled against the JCPS student assignment plan, saying students have the right to attend the same school where they enroll, which is often the school closest to their homes. But the board… Continue reading JCPS Asks Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Student Assignment Case

JCPS Continues Student Assignment Discussions

The Jefferson County Board of Education must decide on changes to its student assignment plan soon if it plans any changes affecting next school year. “We’re just right now exploring parts of several plans. And we’re exploring Dr. Orfield’s recommendations,” said Jack Jacobs who oversees the JCPS student assignment plan. The JCPS board met this… Continue reading JCPS Continues Student Assignment Discussions

JCPS Annual School Showcase Begins This Week

Jefferson County Public Schools’ annual school showcase for middle and high schools kicks off this week. The showcase allows parents and students entering new schools to get more information about what the district offers. Each school sets up information booths and parents can meet school staff and ask about curriculum. “Parents we always have one… Continue reading JCPS Annual School Showcase Begins This Week

Police Chief’s Son Charged with Felonies, Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Tonight, JCPS Will Appeal Neighborhood School Ruling, Ferry Service Ends: Afternoon Review

The son of Louisville Police Chief Robert White is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with his wife. For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. The Jefferson County Board of Education will appeal an appellate court ruling that… Continue reading Police Chief’s Son Charged with Felonies, Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Tonight, JCPS Will Appeal Neighborhood School Ruling, Ferry Service Ends: Afternoon Review

JCPS Delays High School Student Assignment and Appeals to Kentucky Supreme Court

The Jefferson County Board of Education will appeal an appellate court ruling that allows students to attend their neighborhood school. As a result of the court’s decision, the board also voted at Monday’s meeting to delay implementation of new boundaries and assignments for high school students next year. Delaying the JCPS high school assignment plan… Continue reading JCPS Delays High School Student Assignment and Appeals to Kentucky Supreme Court

Attorney Confident State Supreme Court Will Uphold JCPS Student Assignment Decision

Attorney Teddy Gordon (pictured right) says his chances are excellent if the Kentucky Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal on the opinion changing the Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. Last week the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that students should be able to attend the same school where they enroll, which is… Continue reading Attorney Confident State Supreme Court Will Uphold JCPS Student Assignment Decision