school volunteers http://wfpl.org en Jefferson County Public Schools Considers Easing Restrictions for Ex-Felon Parent Volunteers http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-considers-easing-restrictions-ex-felon-parent-volunteers <p>Some parents with felony backgrounds who are banned from volunteering in Jefferson County Public Schools may soon be allowed the privilege.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Volunteer applicants in </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are automatically rejected from assisting schools in a supervisory role if they are convicted of, or plead guilty to, any felony—no matter how long ago it happened.</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:45:16 +0000 Devin Katayama 7363 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools Considers Easing Restrictions for Ex-Felon Parent Volunteers Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Schools' Rejection of Parent Volunteers http://wfpl.org/post/sen-rand-paul-discusses-schools-rejection-parent-volunteers <p>Kentucky Senator Rand Paul acknowledges that parents with certain criminal records should be allowed more participation in their children’s education than some school districts allow.</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-mitch-mcconnell-join-push-kentucky-charter-schools" style="line-height: 1.5;">As WFPL reported this week</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jefferson County Public Schools and other school districts ban anyone with a felony offense on their record from participating as a full-time volunteer. </span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:21:55 +0000 Devin Katayama 6609 at http://wfpl.org Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Schools' Rejection of Parent Volunteers