JCPS Officials Respond to Families, Employees in Virtual Town Hall

JCPS reps field nearly 2,000 questions on reopening during district's 4th virtual forum

February 18, 2021 – Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) tonight held a Virtual Town Hall, responding directly to employees’ and family members’ questions about reopening plans, bus riding procedures, mask requirements and other district details about an eventual return to in-person classes.

This is the fourth virtual forum sponsored by the district since schools closed to in-person classes last March.  During the program, JCPS representatives responded to nearly 2,000 questions that were texted in to dedicated numbers.

“The most important thing we can do right now is continue to communicate and provide accurate and timely information as much as possible to our families, staff and the community,” said JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio.  “Virtual platforms like this give us another avenue to interact directly with the public and respond to the specific questions on their minds.”

The Jefferson County Board of Education has devoted several meetings to discussing the district’s reopening plans and the evolving guidance from local, state, and national officials, but has not yet voted on a date when schools will open for classes.