Critical Help to Fund JCPS Needed!

Your help is CRITICAL to see JCPS gets the funding it needs!


On Thursday, May 21st, the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) took a significant step towards investing in Kentucky's largest school system.  Board members say the action taken at Thursday's special meeting allows for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to create educational equity for all students, build new facilities and further support teachers.
The latest move by the board includes the approval of a plan that will generate more than $50 million a year for the district.   The money would replace the $52.5 million in state funding that was reallocated since 2015 to other districts as a part of Kentucky's funding formula for schools.
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio presented his vision for the district and how the resources could be used.  Right now the district has more than a billion dollars in unmet facility needs.  The additional funds will also give JCPS the capacity to renovate and build new state-of-the-art facilities that board members say will help enhance instruction.  
The funds could also help create a smooth transition to proposed changes in the student assignment plan.  A part of the proposed changes include giving students in West Louisville an option to attend school close to home or travel outside their community.  In order to do this, it would require the construction of two new middle schools ($64 million) and a new high school ($74 million) in West Louisville.
The additional revenue would also give JCPS the opportunity to:

It is urgent that JCTA members encourage their family and neighbors to support this initiative to help the students and schools of JCPS.  Share the info on your personal website or Facebook page and in your neighborhood app/website/Facebook page and ask others to do the same.  Remember the following as you are sharing:


When taxpayers invest in improving their neighborhood schools, they invest in improving their own property values.  This is a win-win for everyone!