September 25, 2020 -- Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio will be making a recommendation to the Jefferson County Board of Education at its Tuesday night meeting, to extend Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) for the next several weeks. There will also be a discussion regarding our possible return to school.
Program aims to create healthier food choices for children during school day
September 23, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has received nearly $835,000 in federal funds from the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), which helps provide all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. The grant will be distributed to 38 of the district’s elementary schools.
Facilities, racial equity, highest-needs schools and instruction time top list
September 17, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) would invest at least $54 million next year for modern facilities, resources in highest-needs schools, racial equality initiatives and additional instructional time for students if voters approve an increase in Louisville’s property tax at the ballot box in November.
Grant aims to recruit, retain top teachers & prepare minority students for computer science careers
September 15, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is one of two school districts in the country selected to participate in a $2 million Computer Science for All grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant aims to recruit and retain top computer science teachers, and prepare minority students to pursue computer science careers.
Marks-Johns most recently served as JCPS coordinator of social emotional learning
September 10, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio has named Dr. LaMesa Marks-Johns the new assistant superintendent for elementary schools, Zone 1. She replaces Brad Weston, who recently retired.
In its first year, JCPS students earned nearly twice what students in traditional program had earned
Laura Peavley, Scott Wade among 9 semifinalists selected statewide
September 1, 2020 – Two teachers from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have been named semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced today.
Students earn more than $60,000 in gift cards for virtual adventures
August 20, 2020 – Rhyen Harris-Jones, a 3rd grader at Smyrna Elementary School, spent part of his summer dissecting animals, designing his own neighborhood, and learning about space. For the effort, he earned $500 in gift cards and a slew of new experiences.
Action questions ‘number of valid, registered Jefferson County voters and their information’
August 18, 2020 – Citing a host of irregularities, the Jefferson County Board of Education will be challenging the certification of a tax recall petition by the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. The board voted Tuesday night to take legal action to uphold its approval of a 7-cent increase in local property taxes to fund overdue construction, renovation and academic improvements in JCPS schools.
Veteran educator of nearly 20 years, Strite has served as academic instructional coach at school since 2018
August 18, 2020 – Amy Strite has been named the new principal of Barret Traditional Middle School.
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