LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Jefferson County Public Schools are working to better serve students and families in the west end with the opening of a new satellite office.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio and Mayor Greg Fischer hosted a ribbon cutting Monday.

The office will help families applying for schools, offer out-of-school learning opportunities, homeless education and Parent-Teacher Student Association groups.

“It opens up an opportunity for people in the community to get involved with their children also – to be able to just be involved a lot more in their education, and it helps out the children a lot more than people may know,” Taylor Payne, a parent said.

The new office officially opens on Jan. 4.

It will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.