The increase will raise an extra $3.2 million each year.
JCPS will host meetings next week with parents at Maupin and Klondike Lane elementary schools and the Phoenix School of Discovery to discuss how their children would be impacted if the district decides to move forward with a plan to create two new innovative schools next year.
Oldham County fared extremely well in the report – it was ranked first in all categories but economic security, where it was second. Jefferson County ranks 60th overall, while Bullitt County ranked 13th.
Under the district's proposal, Maupin, Klondike Lane elementary schools and Phoenix School of Discovery at Myers Middle School would be impacted.
Each student at Frost 6th Grade Academy will soon have their own Chromebook for classroom work each one costs around $400.00 and 250 is enough for students, teachers and to have extras on hand.
The number of unexcused absences at Oldham County elementary schools is on the rise. The district devised a new plan, addressing the issue and holding parents accountable.
Each Jefferson County Public Schools teacher will get an $820 raise this school year and a 2 percent raise next school year under a tentative agreement announced Wednesday by JCPS and its teachers union, the Jefferson County Teachers Association.
The way the extra money would be spent. And the recommendations from both sides of the issue.
After more than an hour of public comment and debate at two separate meetings, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted not to increase property taxes to balance its $1.3 billion budget.
U of L makes history on its first day back to school.
The state is asking people to read the Common Core standards and determine if they're appropriate for each grade level.
Oldham County is showing off its newly renovated middle school.
The Jefferson County Teachers Association has sent a letter to the JCPS school board asking them to approve the full 2.8 percent increase in property taxes at Monday's meeting.
It's a house united on the campus of Waggener High this fall as the St. Matthews school is now home to nearly 350 seventh and eighth graders who last year attended Myers Middle in Hikes Point.
Over the past month, thousands of people have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS, now ALS in Kentucky says the impact has been "unprecedented."
The app allows non-profit businesses, such as schools, to receive percentages on purchases that anyone makes online.
JCPS admits there are eight overcrowded buses, but the district is hoping to fix the problem within a week.
The website researched 120 popular college majors. It found those dealing with data, economics, math, management information, and finance all lead to bigger paychecks.
If the school board approves a tax increase at its meeting on Aug. 25, it would be the seventh straight year the district has raised property taxes.
Despite delays and changes to school meals and bus routes, JCPS says its first day back to class on Wednesday was a success.
Lots of excitement and several changes marked the first day of class for nearly 96,000 students in Jefferson County Public Schools as they returned from summer vacation on Wednesday.
The field for the four open seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education has been set.
A group of Eastern High School seniors spent their last day of summer break on Tuesday decorating and painting their designated spots in the school's parking lot.
Dr. Donna Hargens explains the effort to make transportation more efficient and the plan to focus students on getting a quality education.