student assignment http://wfpl.org en Jefferson County Board of Education OKs Plan to Provide Free Meals to All Students in 95 Schools http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-board-education-oks-plan-provide-free-meals-all-students-95-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Jefferson County Board of Education approved on Tuesday night &nbsp;a program that will provide free breakfast and lunch to 55,000 students in 95 schools each day of class, regardless of the students' individual family income.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:20:17 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9545 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Board of Education OKs Plan to Provide Free Meals to All Students in 95 Schools In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications http://wfpl.org/post/its-second-year-jcps-elementary-school-assignment-system-got-more-kindergarten-applications <p>Jefferson County Public Schools had a slight increase in kindergarten applications before its "initial" school choice deadline, but overall elementary school applications declined, according to data provided by the school district.</p><p>JCPS&nbsp;administrators took steps to increase the number of applications before that "initial" January deadline, because those applications are given first priority in student assignment.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8876 at http://wfpl.org In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications JCPS Initial School Application Period for 2014-15 Ends Friday http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-initial-school-application-period-2014-15-ends-friday <p><strong>Update 4:15 p.m. Monday: Mobile Application Canceled</strong></p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Due to the forecast for dangerously cold temps &amp; wind chills, the App Mobile visit from 4-7 p.m. tomorrow @ Fern Creek Elem. is canceled.</p>— JCPS (@JCPSKY) <a href="https://twitter.com/JCPSKY/statuses/420301347008040960">January 6, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p></p><p>The initial application and registration period for Jefferson County Public Schools ends Friday.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8115 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Initial School Application Period for 2014-15 Ends Friday Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year? http://wfpl.org/post/which-jcps-elementary-cluster-schools-were-parents-no-1-choice-last-year <p>Last week, we looked at Jefferson County Public Schools' process for <a href="/term/elementary-school-clusters">assigning kindergartners to elementary schools.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elementary school assignments are guided by several factors, including the district's diversity standards and the will of each set of parents. Parents can begin expressing their will on Monday, when the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">application process for the kindergartners of the 2014-15 school year begins.</span></p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:10:22 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7576 at http://wfpl.org Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year? Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters http://wfpl.org/post/test-scores-vary-widely-among-13-jcps-elementary-school-clusters <p>A school bus pulls into the Meyzeek Middle School parking lot Thursday afternoon. Instead of carrying students, inside are computers and printers and Internet.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools' mobile bus program helps the district reach parents who haven’t registered or enrolled their child—and who may never even apply for elementary schools when the application period opens on Monday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7563 at http://wfpl.org Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters KY Supreme Court Rules In Favor of JCPS Student Assignment Plan http://wfpl.org/post/ky-supreme-court-rules-favor-jcps-student-assignment-plan <p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has reversed the lower court’s ruling, which would have allowed Jefferson County Public Schools students to attend the school closest to their homes.</p><p>"We conclude that Kentucky public school students have no statutory right to&nbsp;attend a particular school," the opinion written by Lisabeth Hughes&nbsp;Abramson &nbsp;said.</p><p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled last fall that students did have the right to attend the same school where they enrolled.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:08:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 1728 at http://wfpl.org KY Supreme Court Rules In Favor of JCPS Student Assignment Plan JCPS Board Narrowly Approves Student Assignment Changes http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-narrowly-approves-student-assignment-changes <p>The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved changes to the district&#39;s student assignment plan that will reduce school options but give many students shorter bus rides.</p><p>After lengthy discussion Monday night, the board ultimately approved revisions to the elementary school plan that create 13 clusters in which parents can choose schools for their children.&nbsp;The board retained the current six cluster system for middle and high schools, but approved new diversity criteria for all schools. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:32:14 +0000 Devin Katayama 620 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Board Narrowly Approves Student Assignment Changes JCPS Board Votes On Superintendent Evaluation, Student Assignment Changes http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-board-votes-superintendent-evaluation-student-assignment-changes <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The Jefferson County Board of Education will vote on two key agenda items at Monday night&#39;s board meeting.</span></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'">The first is the evaluation of Superintendent Donna Hargens&rsquo; first year on the job.&nbsp;Board chair Steve&nbsp;Imhoff&nbsp;says he&rsquo;ll be surprised if the evaluation isn&rsquo;t favorable. But there&rsquo;s no way of knowing what discussions the board has had.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'">The board met once in private last month and will again meet behind closed doors before Monday night&rsquo;s board meeting.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'">The decision to meet in executive session is their choice. Legislation was changed in 2010 to allow this, after the <em>Courier-Journal</em> sued the district to gain access to then-superintendent Sheldon Berman&rsquo;s evaluation.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:43:49 +0000 Devin Katayama 602 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Board Votes On Superintendent Evaluation, Student Assignment Changes