E.g., Friday, July 19, 2019
E.g., Friday, July 19, 2019

Students have opportunity to receive free school supplies

July 15, 2019—Students across the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District will have an opportunity to receive free school supplies at a dozen back-to-school events scheduled throughout July and August. The events are sponsored by the JCPS Family Resource & Youth Services Centers and various community partners, including Neighborhood Place and the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

Backpack League providing out-of-the-box learning for students 

The rollicking faces of the nearly 1,000 students leaving Day 1 of the JCPS Backpack League said it all. This learning experience was different than the typical school year.

“There are a lot more students here. And the building is huge!” said Keyoni Burks, who will begin sixth grade at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy in the fall.  

Partnership to strengthen minority teacher recruitment efforts

Simmons College of Kentucky and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced a new partnership that will introduce recent college graduates and current Simmons students to a career in teaching and public education. The launch of this community-wide recruitment effort aims to increase the number of minority teachers in JCPS classrooms.

Teachers and staff welcome around 1,000 third through sixth graders

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has launched its inaugural Backpack League summer learning initiative. JCPS teachers and staff welcomed around 1,000 third through sixth graders on July 8 to Louisville Male High School, which has been transformed into a learning hub for the Backpack League students. 

Find open house and orientation dates here

The 2019-20 school year doesn’t begin until August 14, but schools across the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District are already looking forward to welcoming students and families at upcoming open houses, orientations and other beginning-of-year events! Find dates and times for your child’s school at the links below.

Application documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. on July 31

July 16, 2019—Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) members accepted the resignation of member Benjamin Gies and declared a vacancy at the July 16 board meeting. Gies resigned his District Four seat in southwest Louisville to take a new position as policy principal at Kentucky Youth Advocates. JCBE is now accepting applications to fill the vacancy.

John Collopy recognized for innovative budgeting model 

June 27, 2019—John D. Collopy, executive administrator of budget for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), is being honored by the Association of School Business Officials International with its Pinnacle of Excellence Award for an innovative budgeting model that more closely connects budget decisions and outcomes.

Board of Education releases superintendent evaluation of Dr. Pollio

Dr. Marty Pollio’s positive energy, enthusiasm and passion as superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have sparked a “transformational process” within the district and throughout the community, according to the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE). During a special-called school board meeting on June 25, JCBE members shared findings from their 2018-19 performance evaluation of Dr. Pollio as JCPS superintendent. 

Field students work with Water Company to install art along the fence line

On one side of the fence, millions of gallons of water are cleaned and delivered every day. On the other side, a playground full of children rule the schoolyard. The fence, which normally divides Louisville Water Company’s Crescent Hill Treatment Plant and Field Elementary School, is being transformed to celebrate the neighborhood and a very special partnership.