JCPS to host webinar Tuesday to discuss proposed student assignment changes

Webinar held to provide info to and collect feedback from families, community

November 18, 2019—A webinar presented by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is being held this week to share ideas regarding possible changes to the district’s student assignment plan. The webinar, scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., is 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 will be shared during Tuesday’s online discussion.

  • The webinar will be streamed live from the VanHoose Education Center and can be viewed here.
  • Families and community members will also be 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.

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