Highland Middle conference room closed after possible asbestos release
Highland Middle conference room closed after possible asbestos release

JCPS spokesman Daniel Kemp said the discovery came during carpentry work in the principal's conference room this week and was limited to that room.

JCPS hires former top Kentucky Department of Education lawyer
JCPS hires former top Kentucky Department of Education lawyer

The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously voted to name Kevin Brown, who served as associate commissioner and general counsel at KDE before his May 30 resignation, as the district’s new general counsel

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JCPS board will see new security force proposal by Feb. 1
JCPS board will see new security force proposal by Feb. 1

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio said if the proposal is passed, he expects some of the new security officers will be hired in time for the 2019-20 school year.

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JCPS will have plans ready if it seeks new taxes, Pollio says
JCPS will have plans ready if it seeks new taxes, Pollio says

The Jefferson County Board of Education Finance Committee met Thursday for the first time since JCPS and KDE finalized the corrective action plan Sept. 19, a critical piece of the district’s settlement with the state to avoid a recommended takeover.

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Boy's teeth broken in Olmsted North classroom attack, lawsuit claims
Boy's teeth broken in Olmsted North classroom attack, lawsuit claims

David and April Simmons say their son was jumped and assaulted by the two defendants on May 23 after the teacher left the classroom.

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SUNDAY EDITION | Teachers hoping to pass key electoral test
SUNDAY EDITION | Teachers hoping to pass key electoral test

Nearly six months after thousands of teachers protested at the Capitol, dozens of current and former educators who hope to join Kentucky’s General Assembly are nearing the Nov. 6 finish line.

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Groups wanting to delay grad requirement vote misleading, Lewis says
Groups wanting to delay grad requirement vote misleading, Lewis says

Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said those calling for a delay in Wednesday's vote on proposed graduation requirements comes from those "intentionally misleading" public or incapable of understanding research on subject.

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State education board picks Lewis as next commissioner
State education board picks Lewis as next commissioner

The board’s vote came after it approved a glowing performance review of Lewis’s first six months as interim.

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Kentucky Board of Education urged to delay new grad requirements
Kentucky Board of Education urged to delay new grad requirements

The board is slated to vote on revised graduation requirements during its meeting Wednesday in Frankfort.

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Central High students take lessons from Kavanaugh hearing
Central High students take lessons from Kavanaugh hearing

Students who spoke to WDRB News say the accusations against Kavanaugh have sparked conversations with friends and family about sexual assault and how they should behave.

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Pollio 'confident' JCPS test scores will improve
Pollio 'confident' JCPS test scores will improve

He stressed that gains have been made in a number of areas and that recent initiatives will help students boost their academic success.

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Test scores largely flat for JCPS schools in 2017-18
Test scores largely flat for JCPS schools in 2017-18

Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis called the scores “pretty stagnant” over the past five years throughout Kentucky.

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JCPS board approves $1.7 billion budget
JCPS board approves $1.7 billion budget

The 2018-19 spending plan includes pay raises for teachers, stipends for educators who work in or transfer to low-performing schools, funding to expand the district’s early childhood program, and money to hire more bus monitors, among several other items.

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Academies help fix JCPS career and tech concerns, Pollio says
Academies help fix JCPS career and tech concerns, Pollio says

Career and technical education is one area in which JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio has seen improvement

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Grappling with truancy, JCPS recognizes effort to boost attendance
Grappling with truancy, JCPS recognizes effort to boost attendance

Okolona Elementary was recognized Monday for its success in boosting student attendance.

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JCPS board closer to approving $1.7 billion draft budget
JCPS board closer to approving $1.7 billion draft budget

The final version of the budget is set for a vote at the board’s Sept. 25 meeting, according to Chief Financial Officer Cordelia Hardin.

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