jefferson county public school

Education
2:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

What JCPS Leaders Learned From a Week at Harvard University

Donna Hargens
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

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.

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.

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Education
5:17 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Atherton High Considers Discrimination Policy Change to Address Student Gender Identity Questions

Credit JCPS

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.

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.

In a letter sent home to parents of Atherton students, officials at the school announced their plan to add a non-discrimination statement to school policy focusing on gender identity. 

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Education
10:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jefferson County Board of Education Votes to 'Repurpose' Myers Middle School

Myers Middle School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Myers Middle School is set for some major changes before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

For starters, it will no longer be a middle school.

What it will be, though, is still up for debate.  The Jefferson County School Board will hear proposals in June on how to "repurpose" the Myers building.  It could be an alternative school or a preschool, according to JCPS officials.

The Jefferson County Board of Education on Monday approved the changes for Myers Middle.

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Education
7:31 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Louisville Attorney to Seek Jefferson County School Board Seat

Stephanie Horne
Credit Horne campaign

A new candidate has entered the race for a soon-to-be open seat on the Jefferson County School Board.

Louisville attorney Stephanie Horne is looking to fill Debbie Wesslund’s seat in the board’s 3rd district, which covers northeast Jefferson County.

Wesslund announced in March that she was stepping down after her term ends.

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Education
8:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

June 6 Will Be The Last Day of School for JCPS This Year

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

  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 Board.

Teachers will work through June 13. Graduation dates for JCPS seniors will be June 6-9.

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Education
7:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

In 2010, Mayor Greg Fischer Wanted to Help Put Nurses in JCPS Schools. That's on Hold

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s 2010 campaign plan to put a nurse in every Jefferson County Public School isn't happening anytime soon.

When he was seeking office, Fischer unveiled a 31-page book 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.

Currently, only 28 JCPS schools have a full-time licensed practical nurse on staff.

Here's a graphic sent from JCPS:

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Education
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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Education
7:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Kentucky Education Department Offers School Districts New ACT Test Dates Snow Days

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Jefferson County Public School officials will not delay state mandated ACT testing for high school juniors.

The Kentucky Education Department recently distributed a survey to school districts to find out whether the large number of snow days this academic year have harmed  test preparation.  

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