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Walk-in held at the Academy @ Shawnee ahead of Tuesday's JCPS school board meeting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Turmoil within JCPS continues. There was another walk-in this morning, ahead of a big school board meeting tomorrow.

This morning's walk-in at the Academy @ Shawnee was the last of about 140 in the past week. It all started after JCPS announced plans to change its code of conduct and freeze employee salaries.

Brent McKim with JCTA tells WDRB the proposal Superintendent Donna Hargans brought before the board would lead the school system in the wrong direction in terms of safety and keeping good teachers in the classrooms.

Today's protest was meant to build momentum ahead of tomorrow's school board meeting.

"This is about kids, and I know there's nothing that parents and teachers care more about than their kids," said McKim.

"We want it to be successful, and we want to not be adding to the pipeline to prison," said Gay Adelmann, a parent. "We want to be addressing situations and concerns while they're still at a place where there can be an intervention." 

The Jefferson County Teacher's Association says it's willing to work to change discipline codes, but at the same time teachers say they don't want to water it down.

A big crowd is expected for tomorrow's meeting. We, of course, will be there.

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