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2015-2016 JCTA Committee Interest Form

JCTA's Committees Are Seeking New Members

JCTA is seeking interested members to serve on a number of JCTA committees. If you are interested please download the below committee interest form and return the completed form to Deputy Director James Hughley via fax (452-2794), email (james.hughley@jcta.org) or by dropping them off at the JCTA office.  Thank you!

2015-2016 JCTA Committee Interest Form

JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later we are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County. 

Our mission is to serve as the active voice of our members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of our members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.

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» JCPS Seeking LGBTQ+ Subcommittee Members

Jefferson County Public School district is continuing to promote equal opportunities. As a result, a LGBTQ Advisory Committee was formed to provide perspective to JCPS related to LGBTQ matters impacting students, parents, faculty, staff, and other constituents. Advisory Committee chairs invite interested individuals to join the following sub-committees: Policy, Student Supports, Stakeholder Supports, Training, and Outreach.

A brief description of each sub-committee is provided below. Members are sought who are passionate, purposeful, and can work well on a team to move forward in positive direction. If interested in joining one of the sub-committees or for further information, please contact either Dr. Monica Lakhwani at monica.lakhwani@jefferson.kyschools.us or Ms. Brittany Andrews at brittany.andrews@jefferson.kyschools.us.

Policy Sub-Committee - this group is about understanding policy and procedure in JCPS as it relates to LGBTQ issues, from Board policy to school procedures. We will be locating resources, suggesting policy language, and identifying where support may still be needed. This may include suggestions on policies to put in place locally based on others already in place elsewhere in schools and districts that work to support LGBTQ students, staff, and families. It may involve understanding how policy applies to real world situations, and what might need to be adjusted to better fit current needs. Finally, we can also look at finding questions that may need answers, such as how adoption rules affect parental status or benefits or gender identification on documents we use daily.

Outreach Sub-Committee – this group will focus on broadening and processing communications among LGBTQ Advisory Committee work and JCPS staff members, students, families, and the community. This group will assist to increase communicative access to various internal and external members in educating or informing staff, students, families, and the community on LGBTQ issues. This may involve establishing beneficial connections between people and/or organizations or envisioning ways to disseminate information and raise awareness on LGBTQ related issues within the district.

Stakeholder Sub-Committee – this group of the JCPS LBGTQ Advisory Committee exists to develop proposals for ways in which JCPS can more effectively: 1) Foster support and acceptance of LGBTQ administrators, faculty members, and support staff throughout the JCPS community; and 2) Meet the needs of families of LGBTQ students and families headed by LGBTQ parents/guardians.

Training and Curriculum Development Sub-Committee - this group's focus will be on identifying training and professional development needs within the district regarding LGBTQ issues. We will collaborate with others to develop and provide appropriate training opportunities to help support our LGBTQ students, staff, and families. These may include topics such as positive school culture, building resilience, and embracing diversity of all kinds. Additionally, this group would investigate ways to make curricula (literature, science, social studies, history, psychology, health/sex education, etc.) more inclusive of LGBTQ individuals.

Student Supports Sub-Committee – The focus of the Student Support Subcommittee centers on supporting the needs of JCPS students who identify as LGBTQ as well as those students who support LGBTQ students, friends, and family members. This subcommittee will work with schools and other agencies to collect data on issues faced by students who identify as LGBTQ, so as to drive the decision making and actions of this subcommittee. Foreseeable actions of this subcommittee may include, but are not limited to, supporting JCPS GSAs/Alliances, developing student leadership and voice within JCPS, developing partnerships with community members that support JCPS students, etc. Students will actively participate in this subcommittee, from providing perspectives and ideas to planning and implementation.






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