LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- School is out for the summer for JCPS students, but the fight continues to avoid a state takeover.

Saturday, several parents, teachers and community members gathered in Louisville's California neighborhood to talk about the proposed state takeover. 

The event was hosted by the "Our JCPS" coalition. Members spoke to residents about why they believe a state takeover would threaten progress for students of color, or those with special needs. 

"It could take away our magnet programs," Tyra Walker said. "My son, I am also a parent, has also been in the magnet program since elementary and he is going to high school, and I don't want them to close our schools."

The Kentucky Board of Education will defend its recommendation to take control of Jefferson County Public Schools in an upcoming hearing requested by the district's school board. 

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