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JCPS Statement Regarding Budgeting Allocation

"On behalf of the JCPS leadership team, I want to assure parents and the community that the new JCPS budgeting process is about ensuring that every school has the resources and support it needs to help every student succeed. Our commitment to the community is to do this in a way that WILL NOT reduce the number of classroom teaching positions."

Bonnie J. Hackbarth
JCPS Communications and Community Relations
502-485-3551 (office)
502-322-4565 (office mobile)

URGENT: ESEA FINAL PUSH! TIme to contact our US Senators!

The Senate is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the main education law that governs our schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by this Tuesday. This would mean the end of No Child Left Behind and more opportunity for students to learn. This is in no small part due to the voices of over 200,000 NEA members and allies like you. This is your last chance to weigh in. If passed, the bill will go to the president's desk to be signed into law.

Will you email your senators now and ask them to get ESEA done?

• OR if you've already sent an email, call your senators at 866-331-7233 and then enter your ZIP code.

• Already done that too? Click here to share to let your friends and colleagues know that this is their last chance to weigh in.

This new version of the law, the Every Student Succeeds Act or S. 1177, is a big step forward. It will make great strides on what really matters - whether students in all ZIP codes have equitable access to textbooks, AP classes and state of the art equipment.

Ask your senators to support S. 1177 now.

It will also help ensure educators' voices are part of the decisions and reduce the number of standardized tests and decouple the high stakes attached to them.


In short - this will be a historic moment. Thank you for emailing your senators here and making a phone call at  866-331-7233.


TAKE ACTION NOW! House votes on ESEA!

URGENT!!!  The long wait is nearly over. We expect the House of Representatives to vote on the new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by this Thursday or sooner!

The bill, S. 1177, is a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate that will be a big improvement over current law, and we need your help to make sure it passes in the House this week.

This is urgent!

Will you email your representative nowto tell them to get this done for students? Or, if you’ve already emailed, will you make a phone call? Call your representative now by dialing 866-331-7233, and then entering your ZIP code. We’ll give you everything you need to advocate over the phone.You have engaged in unprecedented mobilization and advocacy on behalf of students to close the chapter on the failed "No Child Left Behind" law.

That chapter is almost over, but we can’t let up now.

Will you please take a moment to write to your representative to get this bill passed? It will only take a few minutes.
We must keep the pressure on our elected leaders to produce a bill that, when signed by the president, gives every student the opportunity, support, tools, and time to learn.

We’re nearly there. Thank you for taking action now.

We did it! NCLB overhauled and Every Child Succeed Act is passed in the US House

US House votes 364 - 64 in favor of the Every Child Succeeds Act! Win! ‪


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