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New JCPS superintendent has not signed contract yet

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- New JCPS superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens has yet to sign a contract with the district.  School Board President Steve Imhoff sat down for an interview with WDRB in the Morning Tuesday, and said her contract is still being worked out.

Hargens will move to Louisville from North Carolina in just a few days.  Her first day of work is August 1st, just two weeks before the first day of school.

Hargens has already faced criticism for avoiding questions about the student assignment plan, but Imhoff says what happens to the plan is up to the board:  "She as our new superintendent will advise us as to her thoughts, but it is the board that ultimately makes decisions about what the plan is and what changes we will make."

By law, the district has to name an interim superintendent.  Dr. Freda Merriweather will take over for Sheldon Berman July 1st.

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