Jefferson County Board of Education

6:45 am
Tue June 10, 2014

55,000 JCPS Students May Get Free Meals Under New Plan; Others Could See 10-Cent Hike


The Jefferson County Board of Education on Tuesday will consider changing school  meal prices for students across the district.

Under one proposal, 55,000 students would begin getting free school breakfasts and lunches,  said Julia Bauscher, director of school and community nutrition services for JCPS. Meanwhile, the school system intends to raise by 10 cents the price of lunches for students not eligible for free or reduced meals.  

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3:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Tonight, the Jefferson County School Board Will Consider 'Repurposing' Myers Middle School

Myers Middle School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education tonight will consider a proposal that would "repurpose" the struggling Myers Middle School.

Starting next year, the Myers building would cease to be a middle school.

Under a plan to be presented to the board, sixth-graders assigned to Myers would instead be disperse to 11 JCPS middle schools: Carrithers, Westport, Highland, Thomas Jefferson, Newburg, Ramsey, Shawnee, Western, Noe, Highland and Meyzeek. 

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7:00 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Debbie Wesslund Won't Run Again for Jefferson County Board of Education

Debbie Wesslund
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Board of Education member Debbie Wesslund won’t seek re-election this year.

Wesslund has for eight years represented the board's third district, which covers northeastern Jefferson County. 

She says the decision to not run for another term involved a lot of thought. But she adds that she's relieved to make the announcement.

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9:28 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

State Audit Recommends Removal of Myers Middle School Principal

Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Findings from a Kentucky Department of Education audit of Louisville’s Myers Middle School may lead to the removal of the school’s principal.

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 decision to implement a restaffing model at Myers in hopes of improving performance scores.

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4:30 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Will Have Class on Feb. 24-25 Because of Missed Days

Snow in Old Louisville earlier in February.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Update 8:22 p.m.: School Board Gives OK

Jefferson County Public Schools students are to be in class on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, although the dates were initially on the academic calendar to be off days.

The change is being undertaken because of eight missed school days because of winter weather.

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11:12 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Split JCPS Board Approves Smaller Tax Increase Than Proposed

JCPS District 2 board member David Jones Jr. introduced a smaller tax increase that was eventually approved by a majority of board members.

The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved its sixth straight annual tax increase—but it's a smaller hike than the JCPS staff's 3.1-percent increase recommendation.

Several people addressed the board Monday night, criticizing the idea of increasing  property taxes 3.1 percent, which would have forced homeowners in the district to pay $22 more than the $700 they now pay for property assessed at $100,000.

The 3.1 percent tax hike would have given JCPS an additional $18 million in revenue.

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