Investigation finds Smyrna Elementary principal broke law by shirking parental involvement on council
Investigation finds Smyrna Elementary principal broke law by shirking parental involvement on council

Investigation states principal Tiffany Stith's actions have "effectively eliminated the (site-based decision making) council's authority at Smyrna Elementary School and put all authority into her hands."

August 29th, 3:34 PM EDT
JCPS ditches foam food containers for recyclable cardboard trays
JCPS ditches foam food containers for recyclable cardboard trays

JCPS cafeterias will soon transition from using biodegradable foam containers to cardboard, recyclable trays. 

August 24th, 10:46 AM EDT
JCPS swaps Papa John's Wednesdays for Wild Mike's Tuesdays
JCPS swaps Papa John's Wednesdays for Wild Mike's Tuesdays

JCPS middle and high school students will notice a change in pizza offerings as Papa John's Wednesdays have been replaced with Wild Mike's Tuesdays.

August 23rd, 2:04 PM EDT
JCPS school board approves lowering 2017-18 property tax rate
JCPS school board approves lowering 2017-18 property tax rate

The tax rate will decrease, meaning the owner of a $100,000 home would pay about $704 in property taxes to JCPS, about four dollars less than last year. 

August 22nd, 7:39 PM EDT
Fired principal Ken Stites gets JCPS job back, agrees not to work at Norton Elementary
Fired principal Ken Stites gets JCPS job back, agrees not to work at Norton Elementary

As part of the settlement agreement, Stites will accept a reassignment to an administrative position and receive a reduction in pay. 

August 17th, 11:02 AM EDT
JCPS to update bus driver bonus pay program over legality concerns
JCPS to update bus driver bonus pay program over legality concerns

JCPS is proposing a new incentive plan to combat a bus driver shortage and the need for all drivers and special-needs transportation assistants to be in attendance every day.

August 17th, 10:41 AM EDT
JCPS and fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites settle termination case
JCPS and fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites settle termination case

A settlement has been reached in the termination case between Jefferson County Public Schools and former Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites.

August 16th, 7:42 PM EDT
Top curriculum administrator abruptly resigns from JCPS
Top curriculum administrator abruptly resigns from JCPS

A top educator in Jefferson County Public Schools suddenly resigned from her position on Monday. 

August 16th, 9:33 AM EDT
Some JCPS schools scrambling for solar eclipse glasses after Amazon safety recall
Some JCPS schools scrambling for solar eclipse glasses after Amazon safety recall

At least three Louisville schools are scrambling to find glasses for students to view next week's solar eclipse after purchasing glasses from Amazon that have been recalled for safety reasons.

August 14th, 1:44 PM EDT
Appeal hearing for fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites begins Monday
Appeal hearing for fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites begins Monday

The longtime educator was terminated from JCPS and is fighting to get his job back. His appeal hearing will be open to the public.

August 15th, 3:02 PM EDT
JCPS names Tyler Shearon new principal of Southern High School
JCPS names Tyler Shearon new principal of Southern High School

Tyler Shearon was named to the post on Monday. He will start immediately.

August 14th, 2:51 PM EDT
JCPS, Oldham County Schools not recommending tax hikes for 2017-18
JCPS, Oldham County Schools not recommending tax hikes for 2017-18

Higher property assessments in both counties have generated additional revenue for JCPS and Oldham County Schools.

August 11th, 6:00 PM EDT
Former JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens named finalist for Arizona job
Former JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens named finalist for Arizona job

Former JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens has been named a finalist for a top job in Arizona. 

August 10th, 10:11 AM EDT
SUNDAY EDITION | JCPS dives into ‘Deeper Learning’
SUNDAY EDITION | JCPS dives into ‘Deeper Learning’

The initiative has been at the forefront of the school district’s strategic plan since last June.

July 14th, 5:38 PM EDT
UPDATE | Louisville teacher charged with sex abuse, sodomy
UPDATE | Louisville teacher charged with sex abuse, sodomy

A Jefferson County teacher was arrested Wednesday after allegedly becoming involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student. 

July 13th, 8:57 AM EDT by Katrina Helmer

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