State of Kentucky offers settlement to avoid takeover of JCPS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The state of Kentucky has offered a settlement to JCPS to avoid a possible state takeover.
Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis gave JCPS a settlement agreement on July 16. He reportedly offered "enhanced oversight" instead of a full state takeover. This approach would give the state veto power without taking full power away from the school board.
Below is Lewis' full statement:
“We feel it is in the best interest of the district’s students for the Department of Education to try to work with JCPS before a long legal battle ensues. We need to get to work immediately – together and before the school year begins – to address the deficiencies of the audit and begin district improvement efforts. If an agreement is reached, we will immediately begin to work together to build a district that is committed to meeting the needs of all learners in a safe environment.”
JCPS released a statement Monday night, saying it was approached by the KDE with a "potential settlement," which is being reviewed by the district's legal counsel.
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