Community invited to learn about JCPS racial equity policy

Meeting set for July 19 at Central High School

A Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) plan developed to improve educational outcomes for all students will be presented to the Louisville community next week. Superintendent Marty Pollio is inviting Louisville community members to learn more about the District Commitment to Racial Educational Equity policy during a meeting at Central High School on July 19.

“I firmly believe this policy is one of the most innovative in the country around reducing disproportionately in student outcomes,” Dr. Pollio said. “The transformative policy outlines a plan to reduce and eliminate disparities while ensuring we provide equitable access to all students and hold ourselves accountable to true change. It is a major step forward in becoming a model school district for reducing achievement gaps.”

The District Commitment to Racial Educational Equity, which increases access for students of color, strengthens opportunities and creates a more diverse instructional staff in JCPS, was unanimously approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education in May. During next week’s meeting, community members will have an opportunity to learn more about the policy and the districtwide implementation plan.

Representatives from JCPS Human Resources and Student Assignment will also be at the meeting to provide information to families about job opportunities and answer questions about the upcoming school year.

The meeting will be held on July 19 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and those interested in attending are encouraged to register online here or by calling 485-3655.

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