JCPS 1st Day of School - WDRB 41 Louisville News

JCPS 1st Day of School

Nearly 100,000 Jefferson County students headed back to school Tuesday.

Each school year comes with changes.

The summer vacation came to an abrupt end Tuesday morning for students in Jefferson County.

Superintendent Sheldon Berman says things went smoothly for the first day.

Tuesday morning Dr. Berman toured Western High School in Southwestern Jefferson County.

It's one of the schools with a new principal this year.

There are 13 new principals this year across the district and 500 new teachers.

Enrollment is up again this year, a trend that has been going on for the last decade or so.

JCPS expects just under 100,000 students this year, an increase of about 650 from last year.

High schools for the first time are on a trimester schedule and a new civics course is required for high school freshman.

This is Dr. Berman's second school year as superintendent.

Dr. Berman says, "It's great to have the start of the school year. It's been smooth we've actually had very few calls in the central office, so I'm excited to be out in schools and to be here at Western, it's a good start. We've had a smooth start all the buses went well this morning so we're very excited about all the things happening in the schools."

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