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Jefferson County Teachers Association
Watterson City West Building
1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40218

Phone # (502) 454-3400
Fax # (502) 452-2794
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

JCTA is governed by a multitude of elected officials. Our organization is led by four officers and our board of directors. Our main policy-making body is the professional representative council, which is comprised of representatives from each school site or program location. Each school is allowed one professional representative and one alternate for every fifteen members or a major fraction thereof at its site. JCTA also has a full-time staff of employees who help to implement our policies, advise the leadership, and advocate for members.

JCTA continues to be the collective bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employees of the Jefferson County Public Schools for over fifty years.
We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools throughout Jefferson County.

Our JCTA Mission:
• Organize and Empower Public Educators
• Promote Success for Every Learner
• Serve as the Active Voice for Excellence in Public Education
• Advocate for the Rights and Interests of Members
• Advance Human, Civil, and Economic Rights for All


JCTA Supports Local Control of Public Education


The Jefferson County Teachers Association strongly supports local control of public schools, by those closest to the learners.  Not only is this the most democratic way to operate these public institutions, but it is how we create school environments that most effectively promote learning.  By elevating the voices of each school’s students, teachers, and families, we can best make our classrooms relevant and engaging for each learner, which is essential for student success.  For this reason, the Association believes district decisions are best made by local boards of education, rather than policymakers in Frankfort, and school decisions are best made by School Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Councils, rather than school boards or superintendents.




Interested in becoming more active in JCTA?!

Joining a JCTA Committee is an excellent way to get involved, use your voice,

and collaboratively accomplish goals with fellow Union members! 

  • Log in to the JCTA website and go to the Members Area.
  • Click on the Google link to complete the JCTA Committee Interest Form OR download a form and return it to your UniServ Director. 

» 2023-24 JCTA-JCTA Critical Needs Teaching List

2023-24 JCPS-JCTA Critical Needs Teaching List 

 Pursuant to Article 28 Section G of the JCTA/JCBE agreement, JCPS will recognize up to 20 years of teaching/certified experience for new experienced teachers hired in the following critical-needs areas/disciplines:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Dual Certification (two or more content areas, a content area or elementary with special education, or being certified at both the middle and high school level for a content area)
  • Dual Credit (HS and college course)
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)—Occupation-Based Certification (specific occupations only)
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Special Education (includes LBD, MSD, HI, and VI)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • School Media Librarian
  • Early Childhood
  • Teaching in a school identified as an Accelerated Improvement School (AIS) at the time of hire


Additional areas may be identified based on qualified applicant data for a vacancy not listed above. 


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Jefferson County Teachers Association

1941 Bishop lane, Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 454-3400, Fax: (502) 452-2794

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