Webinar held to provide info to and collect feedback from families, community
A webinar presented by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) was recently held to share ideas regarding possible changes to the district’s student assignment plan. The webinar, which is available to view here, was the first in a series of new opportunities to provide information to and collect feedback from families, staff and community members about proposed changes to the plan, which include the following:
- A dual resides for middle and high school students in the satellite areas
- Eliminating magnet school/program exits
- Utilizing diversity targets and goals for magnet schools/programs
- Replicating popular magnet schools/programs
- Introducing new interest-based magnet schools/programs
- Centralizing magnet lottery admissions processes
The district’s Student Assignment Advisory Committee, comprised of JCPS parents, staff and other stakeholders, has been meeting to review the student assignment plan and look for ways to strengthen choice and access for all JCPS students. Developed by the committee, the latest proposals were shared during the online discussion. Families and community members are now able to share feedback about the proposed changes via a Google form available here.
The district reviews the student assignment plan every five to seven years and has collected feedback from the community over the past year via an online survey and through public listening sessions. Any proposed changes to the student assignment plan would be presented to the Jefferson County Board of Education for approval.
This article was published on November 21, 2019.