JCPS leaders discuss feedback on possible school changes

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by WHAS11

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 1:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Three struggling Jefferson County Public Schools could see some sweeping changes that drew a lot of comments from the public.

School district leaders met Monday night to discuss the feedback they’ve received on the plans to overhaul the structure of Myers and Frost Middle Schools and the Academy at Shawnee.

The proposal at Shawnee includes adding a provost, a senior academic administrator and forming more community partnerships that will provide more mentoring opportunities.

Myers would become a magnet school while Frost would be a possible transition academy for 6th graders. 7th and 8th grade students would be moved to Valley High School.

“We can focus on those students, just the 6th grade curriculum and we would have more time to do it in our extended learning would help,” Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dewey Hensley said.

JCPS has asked the public for feedback about the plans. They’ve received positive comments but some parents are concerned about putting middle school students on the same campus as high school students. Others are concerned about transportation issues.

The proposal will be voted on at a future school board meeting. That date has yet to be announced.

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