school board http://wfpl.org en JCPS School Board Members Share New Year's Resolutions http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-board-members-share-new-years-resolutions <p>If you don't believe in making New Year's resolutions then maybe making new goals is your thing.</p><p>Either way, we've asked Jefferson County school board members to share their "resolutions" with us. The invitation was sent to all seven board members; below are the responses from those who participated.</p><p>There was little guidance on what themes or parts of being a board member should be considered. Some reflected on larger ideas in public education while others chose personal challenges.</p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:45:59 +0000 Devin Katayama 7941 at http://wfpl.org JCPS School Board Members Share New Year's Resolutions JCPS Approves Tax Increase http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-approves-tax-increase <p>The Jefferson County School Board has approved a 3.4 property tax increase.</p><p><a href="/post/jcps-considers-tax-hike-still-lower-previous-years">The increase was proposed</a> in light of dwindling state and federal funding. It will generate about $17 million for the district, and cost homeowners about $23 for every $100,000 their houses are worth.</p><p>The revenue will be used to support the district's dozens of new assistant principals and updates to the JCPS transportation plan.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:36:46 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1473 at http://wfpl.org