jefferson county public school http://wfpl.org en What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University http://wfpl.org/post/what-jcps-leaders-learned-week-harvard-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools administrators will work to improve communication between district leaders and school-level staff, addressing the big takeaway from officials' conference last week at Harvard University.</span></p><p>Top JCPS officials spent last week at Harvard meeting with professors in the university's education and business schools—as well as leaders from the nation’s largest school districts—to get direction on how to improve information-sharing across the school system.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:46 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9771 at http://wfpl.org What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University Atherton High Considers Discrimination Policy Change to Address Student Gender Identity Questions http://wfpl.org/post/atherton-high-considers-discrimination-policy-change-address-student-gender-identity-questions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Atherton High School administrators are looking to revise the school’s discrimination policy after complaints arose from a male-bodied transgender student's use of the girls' restroom.</span></p><p>The student, who identifies as a female, was allowed to use both of the school’s girls-only restrooms, but, following complaints, school officials limited her to only one of the restrooms.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:17:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9337 at http://wfpl.org Atherton High Considers Discrimination Policy Change to Address Student Gender Identity Questions Jefferson County Board of Education Votes to 'Repurpose' Myers Middle School http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-board-education-votes-repurpose-myers-middle-school <p>Myers Middle School is set for some major changes before the 2014-2015 school year begins.</p><p>For starters, it will <a href="/post/tonight-jefferson-county-school-board-will-consider-repurposing-myers-middle-school">no longer be a middle school.</a></p><p>What it will be, though, is still up for debate.&nbsp; The Jefferson County School Board will hear proposals in June on how to "repurpose" the Myers building.&nbsp; It could be an alternative school or a preschool, according to JCPS officials.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 02:48:04 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9330 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Board of Education Votes to 'Repurpose' Myers Middle School Louisville Attorney to Seek Jefferson County School Board Seat http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-attorney-seek-jefferson-county-school-board-seat <p>A new candidate has entered the race for a soon-to-be open seat on the Jefferson County School Board.</p><p>Louisville attorney <a href="http://www.horneforschoolboard.com/">Stephanie Horne</a> is looking to fill Debbie Wesslund’s seat in the board’s 3<sup>rd</sup> district, which covers northeast Jefferson County.</p><p>Wesslund&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/debbie-wesslund-wont-run-again-jefferson-county-board-education">announced in March</a>&nbsp;that she was stepping down after her term ends.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 11:31:18 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9299 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Attorney to Seek Jefferson County School Board Seat June 6 Will Be The Last Day of School for JCPS This Year http://wfpl.org/post/june-6-will-be-last-day-school-jcps-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The last day of school for students in Jefferson County Public Schools will be June 6, rather than June 12, following a vote Monday night by the JCPS&nbsp;Board.</p><p>Teachers&nbsp;will work through June 13.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graduation dates for </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> seniors will be June 6-9.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:57:10 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9026 at http://wfpl.org June 6 Will Be The Last Day of School for JCPS This Year In 2010, Mayor Greg Fischer Wanted to Help Put Nurses in JCPS Schools. That's on Hold http://wfpl.org/post/2010-mayor-greg-fischer-wanted-help-put-nurses-jcps-schools-thats-hold <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s 2010 campaign plan to put a nurse in every Jefferson County Public School isn't happening anytime soon.</p><p>When he was seeking office, Fischer unveiled a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/212295140/Issues-Book">31-page book</a> with nearly 200 ideas to increase the quality of life in Louisville. One of those ideas was to get a nurse in all 155 schools and learning centers in the JCPS system.</p><p>Currently, only 28 JCPS schools have a full-time licensed practical nurse on staff.</p><p>Here's a graphic sent from JCPS:</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8861 at http://wfpl.org In 2010, Mayor Greg Fischer Wanted to Help Put Nurses in JCPS Schools. That's on Hold State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal http://wfpl.org/post/state-audit-recommends-removal-myers-middle-school-principal <p>Findings from a Kentucky Department of Education audit of Louisville’s Myers Middle School may lead to the removal of the school’s principal.</p><p>The recommendation to remove Jack Baldwin from his duties at the academically struggling school came on the heels of a Jefferson County Board of Education <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-approves-restaffing-myers-middle-school">decision </a>to implement a restaffing model at Myers in hopes of improving performance scores.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8721 at http://wfpl.org State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal Kentucky Education Department Offers School Districts New ACT Test Dates Snow Days http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-department-offers-school-districts-new-act-test-dates-snow-days <p>Jefferson County Public School officials will not delay state mandated ACT testing for high school juniors.</p><p>The Kentucky Education Department <a href="/post/kentucky-education-officials-consider-rescheduling-act-test-date">recently distributed a survey to school districts</a>&nbsp;to find out whether the large number of&nbsp;snow days this academic year&nbsp;have&nbsp;harmed &nbsp;test preparation. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8623 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Department Offers School Districts New ACT Test Dates Snow Days