The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today over an interpretation of a state statute, which could affect the JCPS student assignment plan. The debate was between the words enroll versus attend. Since 2000, a state statute (KRS 159.070) has allowed districts to chose where students go to school by removing the word “attend”… Continue reading JCPS Student Assignment Hears Arguments, Judges Not Impressed With District’s Plan
Attorney Ted Gordon is considering legal action in the case of the assault against a 2nd grader at Frayser Elementary. The victim, who is being called M.H., was found hanging by his shirt from a hook in the bathroom of the school on March 23. His brother says two 5th grade students told him they… Continue reading Gordon To Represent Frayser Student
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association granted her an exemption to play softball and other sports at Ballard without the usual one-year waiting period for transfers. However, according to the suit, JCPS would not grant its own waiver because it would violate district policy aimed at preventing athlete recruitment.
The suit claims that JCPS has been in violation of a state law that allows parents to enroll their children in the school closest to their home. Circuit Judge Irv Maze ruled last month that enrollment does not guarantee attendance at a given school.
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.
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.
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