discipline http://wfpl.org en Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct http://wfpl.org/post/changes-may-be-coming-jcps-student-code-conduct <p>After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.</p><p>Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that <a href="/term/pbis">would decrease suspension rates</a>—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:32:26 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9174 at http://wfpl.org Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices http://wfpl.org/post/new-faces-join-opposition-jefferson-county-school-discipline-practices <p>A community group opposed to Jefferson County Public Schools’ discipline policies has gained more supporters and plans to meet this week to unify its message to the district.</p><p>Officials with the faith-based group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, or CLOUT, say suspensions and other discipline in JCPS disproportionately affect African American students.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:30:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 8531 at http://wfpl.org New Faces Join Opposition To Jefferson County School Discipline Practices JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-suspends-10-fewer-students-more-information-needed-know-whats-working <p>Suspensions are down this year in Jefferson County Public Schools, but officials warn the district needs more proof before saying what works.</p><p>African American students make up the bulk of those suspensions (about two-thirds). But data presented to the school board Monday night suggests the group saw a decrease of around 10 percent in the first four months of this school year, which is on par with white students.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:25:58 +0000 Devin Katayama 8379 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Suspends 10% Fewer Students, but More Information is Needed to Know What's Working JCPS School Board Members Getting More Complaints About Classroom Behavior http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-board-members-getting-more-complaints-about-classroom-behavior <p>Some Jefferson County school board members say they’ve received more calls this year than in the past regarding disruptive classroom behavior—and board members are concerned the district’s discipline policy is being interpreted differently by principals.</p><p>“By no means am I getting lots and lots of concerns, but I’m getting more this year than I have ever had before from parents about students in a number of schools, in a number of kinds of situations,” says board member Debbie Wesslund, who represents neighborhoods in the East End.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:36:05 +0000 Devin Katayama 7708 at http://wfpl.org JCPS School Board Members Getting More Complaints About Classroom Behavior Group Will Discuss JCPS Disciplinary Practices http://wfpl.org/post/group-will-discuss-jcps-disciplinary-practices <p>Residents, child advocacy groups, and Jefferson County Public Schools officials will attend a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the district&rsquo;s disciplinary practices, which have been called into question in the past year.</p><p>JCPS is one of the top districts in the state that disproportionately disciplines minority and disability students, according University of Kentucky report based on 2008-2009 data.&nbsp;</p><p>Of the top 10 districts that show disproportionate ratios, JCPS is the only one that hasn&rsquo;t adequately changed its policy,&nbsp;said attorney Leslie Jones with the independent state agency Kentucky Protection and Advocacy.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:03:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 697 at http://wfpl.org Group Will Discuss JCPS Disciplinary Practices