Under the new regulation passed by the board on a unanimous vote Wednesday, districts will be prohibited from using corporal punishment against students with Individual Education Program plans and who are homeless or in foster care.
Face coverings are required inside schools at New Albany Floyd County Schools and recommended inside Oldham County Schools buildings as of Monday.
About five or six students in Kentucky’s largest school district received notifications recently that they had tested negative for COVID-19 even though they had not been screened.
McFerran Preparatory Academy Principal Georgia Taylor said in a letter to families that a student told staff that another student had a gun. The weapon was confiscated without incident.
Atherton High School Principal Stephanie Fluhr confirmed in a letter to school families Tuesday that a gun was found in a student's backpack.
“Everybody Counts” is a partnership involving JCPS, Evolve502, UPS, Ford, GE Appliances, Kroger and others, and Beshear said the program will include the Class of 2022 at Kentucky’s largest school district in hopes of having every senior registered for postsecondary studies or placed in a job before they graduate.
The results, provided by JCPS in response to an open records request, give the district its first look at where current students are in their learning after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the previous two school years.
For two school nurses interviewed by WDRB News on Thursday, the added pandemic-related responsibilities combined with their regular job duties like administering medicines and treating students with various ailments have them regularly working estimated 80-hour work weeks.
More students at Jefferson County Public Schools have been caught with weapons on school grounds in the first months of the 2021-22 school year compared to recent years, but fewer guns have been recovered compared to the last year in which schools operated on traditional in-person learning schedules in that span.
About 48,000 JCPS students are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, and the district plans to offer shots to students and staff at schools throughout Jefferson County on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, Superintendent Marty Pollio said.