Neighborhood Schools

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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