School Board Extends JCTA Contract

By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a one-percent pay raise for teachers and other school district employees. An agreement extending the contract with the Jefferson County Teachers Association was unanimously approved at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. The pay hike applies to 6,000 teachers plus 7,000 other personnel. JCPS… Continue reading School Board Extends JCTA Contract

Berman Revises Frost Recommendation

by Stephanie Crosby JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman has changed his recommendation to close a district middle school. Berman put forth the idea of closing Frost Middle School after an audit was released last week of six low-performing schools in the district. Berman now says the timeline was too short to consider closing the school. The… Continue reading Berman Revises Frost Recommendation

JCPS Board of Education Affirms Superintendent

Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is getting positive marks from the Board of Education. The board completed its annual performance review of Berman in a closed-door session Monday night. Board Chair Debbie Wesslund read from a statement prepared after the review. “This year was a challenging one on several fronts, events over the course… Continue reading JCPS Board of Education Affirms Superintendent

JCPS Facing $40 Million Shortfall; KY School Leaders Meet

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is proposing deep budget cuts to cope with a $40 million funding gap predicted for the next school year. A proposal by Berman presented to the school board’s finance committee Monday includes cuts to bus routes, curtailing programs and eliminating up to 264 jobs. Meanwhile, many other school… Continue reading JCPS Facing $40 Million Shortfall; KY School Leaders Meet

JCPS Board Approves Calendar Change

The Jefferson County Board of Education has amended the current school calendar to make up for the five days the district was shut down following the September 14 windstorm. That means students will have to cut their winter break short by one day, returning to class on January 5. School will also be in session… Continue reading JCPS Board Approves Calendar Change

JCPS Classes Resume

After a week off because of the September 15 windstorm, Jefferson County Public Schools students head back to class today. The hurricane force winds knocked out power to more than 100 schools, forcing JCPS officials to cancel classes district-wide. Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman says all buses will be running. “I would encourage parents of students… Continue reading JCPS Classes Resume