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Louisville lawyer has sued JCPS 53 times, costing millions

Two landmark wins in the early 2000s challenging JCPS' student assignment policies, including one that went to the U.JCPS spokeswoman Renee Murphy argues that Gordon's claim of enhancing safety is a "broad generalization that oversimplifies the issue. ...

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JCPS is open despite snowy weather

Despite the winterlike weather, Jefferson County Public Schools announced just after 4:30 a."










































Several other school districts in other parts of Kentucky, including Hardin, Trimble, LaRue, Grayson, Marion and Warren counties, announced closures Tuesday due to the weather. ...

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JCPS COO Michael Raisor to leave district for consulting firm

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:54 PM EST Nov 9, 2019


























Michael Raisor, the chief operations officer of Jefferson County Public Schools, is stepping down to become the senior vice president at a Florida-based consulting firm.Based in Tampa, Florida, MGT Consulting's work includes helping educational and municipal organizations. ...

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JCPS magnet schools may no longer be allowed to kick out students

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:16 AM EST Nov 8, 2019





























Magnet schools in Jefferson County may no longer be allowed to kick out low-performing students, a district committee said Thursday night.Critics of the process and many committee members said the exiting process feeds into a caste system in the district's schools. ...

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JCPS elementary schools are improving outcomes for poor kids

Background: New test scores show stark differences in JCPS schools' achievement



The more students in poverty in a school typically means the lower a school's performance is, a Courier Journal analysis found.Half of the 54 JCPS schools with the poorest student populations — 80% or more students in poverty — were in the bottom 5% of all schools. ...

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JCPS has seen string of assaults on teachers, but they're rare

Heightened focus on teacher assaults comes as JCPS is rethinking how it handles school safety.Duncan said students who hit teachers should be removed from their home school and sent to an alternative school. ...

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Should JCPS pay for artificial turf on football fields? Opinions split

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:12 PM EDT Oct 23, 2019






Many high school football fields within the Jefferson County Public Schools system are in terrible condition, taking a beating all week long before football teams ever play on Friday nights.The situation is bad enough that JCPS school board superintendent Marty Pollio and other officials are having "preliminary talks" about adding artificial turf to all 20 fields. ...

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School choice is failing JCPS students. We need neighborhood schools

Eight of the 15 worst-performing middle schools in Kentucky are in JCPS, and 11 of the 15 worst-performing high schools are in JCPS.Background: New Kentucky test scores show stark differences in JCPS schools' achievement



A sense of community is lost in many of our schools. ...

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JCPS sees progress in staffing numbers during teaching shortage

Retention bonuses and additional support added last year for teachers in the district's highest-need schools.Earlier: Kentucky teacher shortage: Are 'thousands' of jobs actually vacant? ...

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JCPS teacher carries girl with spina bifida on class hiking trip

When Ryan’s mother, Shelly King, learned about a class trip to the Falls of the Ohio State Park, she worried her daughter would miss out.Jim Freeman — who isn't Ryan's teacher and who hadn't interacted much with the 10-year-old, according to King — offered to carry Ryan for the day. ...

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Jefferson County judge delays release of JCPS' PTA spending records

But the Kentucky PTA intervened, suing to stop JCPS from releasing balance sheets for the district's more than 100 associations.The Kentucky PTA, a private nonprofit organization, has argued the records contained proprietary information and are not subject to public records laws. ...

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JCPS registering teens to vote on Constitution Day ahead of elections

5 — Election Day — and attend a JCPS school will be able to register to vote during the school day Tuesday, district and community leaders announced Monday.The curriculum's push for students to vote is not partisan but is "highly political," Ryan New, one of the curriculum's creators, said Friday. ...

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JCPS approves Louisville property tax increase

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 7:07 PM EDT Sep 10, 2019






Louisville homeowners will see a slight increase in their tax bills next month after the Jefferson County school board unanimously approved a property tax hike Tuesday.Since revenue from property taxes depends on fluctuating property values, a 4% revenue increase may not mean a 4% increase in tax bills. ...

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JCPS gifted and talented program fails to find students gifted in art

As a result, the district expects a "significant increase" in gifted and talented students this year, said JCPS Chief Academic Officer Carmen Coleman.When they first saw the disparities in JCPS' gifted and talented data, Cumings Smith said they were taken aback. ...

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JCPS considers raising Jefferson County property tax

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 11:52 AM EDT Sep 3, 2019

























Jefferson County Public Schools is considering raising property taxes, with homeowners potentially seeing higher tax bills this October.If passed, Jefferson County homeowners would pay about $11 more a year for a house worth $100,000. ...

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JCTC pledges to pay tuition for JCPS students as part of initiative

Around 700 JCPS 11th graders will enroll in the JCTC developmental course or courses they need to be college-ready with the instruction provided at their local high school, by local high school teachers, and in congruence with JCPS and state of Kentucky expected educational outcomes.Success in these courses will open the door to dual credit opportunities as high school seniors. ...

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JCPS' use of physical restraints on kids on the rise

Neither the settlement nor a subsequent corrective action plan went far enough to limit JCPS' use of physical restraints, he said.Long's son, Brennan, who is autistic, suffered two fractured femurs in a 2014 restraint at JCPS' Binet School. ...

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JCPS approves girls of color STEAM academy

Except this time, it will be the girls' turn.Members of the JCPS school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a school devoted to girls of color, which, according to district plans, will be a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) academy. ...

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JCPS fills vacant school board seat with an educator

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 8:44 PM EDT Aug 22, 2019





























Joe Marshall, an educator, has been appointed to the Jefferson County Board of Education.This is the first time since county and city schools merged that the school board has three members of color, according to board Chairwoman Diane Porter. ...

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JCPS will have in-house security for schools in February

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:56 PM EDT Aug 20, 2019






Jefferson County Public Schools plans to speed up its plan for an in-house security team.This follows the board's recent decision not to renew police contracts for the 2019-20 school year. ...

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