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8:54 am
Mon November 12, 2012

JCPS Committee Crafts School Board Orientation Plan

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Jefferson County Public Schools’ three new board members-elect will begin orientation soon prior to taking their seat on the school board next January.

“There are several topics that jump out,” said JCPS board chair Diane Porter.

A tentative transition plan was sent last week to David Jones Jr. in District 2, Chuck Haddaway in District 4 and Chris Brady in District 7.

The three are expected to participate in meetings about the budget and board protocols prior to Jan. 14 when they take their seats.

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Education
8:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Bus Accident Sends Five JCPS Students Hospital

The Courier-Journal reports that five Valley High School students were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital after being rear ended by a vehicle around 7:10 am Monday morning.

There were no serious injuries according to JCPS officials although the five students did complain of head pain, the C-J reported.

A total of 11 students were on the bus with no further injuries.

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Education
3:24 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Ted Gordon Files School Board Complaint Against Jones Jr.

David Jones Jr. says he's clear to serve JCPS next year.

Update (5:00 pm): Jones has responded to the complaint and writes:

I have reviewed the complaint challenging my eligibility and would like to take this opportunity to state that Main Street Realty is a business venture of which my father, David A. Jones, is a director. My legal name is David A. Jones, Jr., which is how I filed my candidacy, and it is the name that appeared on District 2 ballots.

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Education
3:22 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Read | Lawsuit Seeking to Disqualify David Jones Jr.

On Friday, attorney Ted Gordon filed a lawsuit on behalf of a District 2 resident seeking to keep David Jones Jr. from assuming the Jefferson County Public Schools board seat won in Tuesday's election. Here is a lawsuit:

Education
7:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Boehm Appointed U of L Graduate School Dean

Beth Boehm
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Beth Boehm has been appointed the new dean of the University of Louisville's School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies -- a role she's filled on an interim basis since September 2009, the university announced.

She's the first permanent dean of the school, which in 2008 replaced the old Graduate School.

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Education
8:30 am
Thu November 8, 2012

What Does the JCPS Board Vote Say About Student Assignment?

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Of the 114,265 votes cast for Jefferson County’s three school board seats, nearly 30 percent went to candidates who strongly support some form of neighborhood schools.  

Half of the 14 candidates that vied to serve the Jefferson County Board of Education supported reverting back to neighborhood schools. Currently, Jefferson County Public Schools bases assignment on criteria including race, income and educational attainment to meet diversity guidelines set by the board.

In the end, none of the candidates supporting neighborhood schools won a seat.

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Education
12:46 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Ted Gordon: Suit Against JCPS Board Member-Elect David Jones Jr. to Proceed

David Jones Jr.

A Louisville attorney who has sparred with Jefferson County Public Schools for several years says he could file a lawsuit as early as today seeking to disqualify David Jones Jr. from taking the school board seat to which he was elected on Tuesday.

Just before the election, Ted Gordon said he would sue David Jones Jr., who won the District 2 school board seat.

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Education
10:34 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

No Pro-Neighborhood Schools, Anti-Tax Candidates Win JCPS Seats

The three Jefferson County Board of Education district races have been called and they include candidates with similar views for improving student achievement.

In the closest race, Chuck Haddaway beat his three District 4 opponents -- one backed by the Jefferson County Teacher's Association -- to represent areas of southwestern Jefferson County.

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Education
12:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

The List: Southern Indiana School Board Races

Southern Indiana residents will vote-in several school board members in Tuesday’s election. Here's the list of candidates vying for seats tomorrow.

In Greater Clark County Schools a total of nine candidates are vying for four seats. There are three incumbents running. In District 2, incumbent Ernie Gilbert dropped out of the race, as reported by the News and Tribune's Jerod Clapp.

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Education
7:38 am
Mon November 5, 2012

JCPS Schools Review Accountability Data While Students Have Off

Jefferson County Public Schools students are off Monday but school staff has been asked to review and discuss the new Unbridled Learning accountability results released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

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