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Community conversations with JCPS school board members continue this week

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Have you ever wanted to meet or chat with members of the Jefferson County Board of Education and Superintendent Donna Hargens?

Oldham County School Board approves 3.1 percent tax hike Video included

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The increase will raise an extra $3.2 million each year.

JCPS to hold meetings about proposed changes at Klondike Lane, Maupin

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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. 

New report details overall well-being of Kentucky's children Video included

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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.

JCPS unveils proposal for two School of Innovation sites set to open in 2015-16

The school board listens to proposals from the School of Innovations finalists earlier this summer. The school board listens to proposals from the School of Innovations finalists earlier this summer.
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Under the district's proposal, Maupin, Klondike Lane elementary schools and Phoenix School of Discovery at Myers Middle School would be impacted.

All Frost 6th Grade Academy students to get Chromebooks for class Video included

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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.

Elementary truancy on the rise in Oldham County Schools Video included

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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.

JCPS teachers to get pay raise under deal with union

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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.

JCPS board to vote on potential tax increase Video included

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The way the extra money would be spent. And the recommendations from both sides of the issue.

JCPS school board votes not to raise property taxes Video included

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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 welcomes largest freshman class ever

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U of L makes history on its first day back to school.

Ky. Dept. of Education asking for feedback on Common Core standards Video included

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The state is asking people to read the Common Core standards and determine if they're appropriate for each grade level.

Renovation of Oldham County Middle School complete

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Oldham County is showing off its newly renovated middle school.

JCTA urges JCPS school board to raise property taxes Video included

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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. 

A school united -- Waggener High welcomes Myers Middle students Video included

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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. 

Kentuckians partake in Ice Bucket challenge, millions donated to ALS Association Video included

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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."

Academy at Shawnee raises funds through new shopping app Video included

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The app allows non-profit businesses, such as schools, to receive percentages on purchases that anyone makes online.

JCPS parents complain of overcrowded buses, students dropped off at wrong stops Video included

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JCPS admits there are eight overcrowded buses, but the district is hoping to fix the problem within a week.

STUDY: College major choice can have big impact on salary

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The website researched 120 popular college majors. It found those dealing with data, economics, math, management information, and finance all lead to bigger paychecks.

JCPS considering seventh-straight property tax hike Video included

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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.

Parents address first day at JCPS; transportation issues Video included

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Despite delays and changes to school meals and bus routes, JCPS says its first day back to class on Wednesday was a success.

First day of school brings excitement, changes for JCPS Video included

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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.

Field set for JCPS school board elections

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The field for the four open seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education has been set.

Eastern High seniors prep for first day of school by painting parking spots Video included

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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.

JCPS Superintendent says expect many changes this school year Video included

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Dr. Donna Hargens explains the effort to make transportation more efficient and the plan to focus students on getting a quality education.

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