Summary of JCPS Committees

Student Progression, Promotion, and Grading Committee 

Contact

Karen Branham ([502] 485-3051), Jan McDowell ([502] 485-6258), Pamela Royster ([502] 485-7195)

Committee Description

The committee convenes in early spring to review and revise the content in the Student Progression, Promotion, and Grading (SPP&G) Handbooks each year.  The committee breaks into four subcommittees—one for Elementary, Middle, and High and one overarching committee to address issues that transcend all grade levels. Revisions are brought to the board members for their review and consideration in May or June to be implemented for the next school year. 

Based on the size and capacity of our SPP&G Committee, four subcommittees will be established for the the 2016-17 SPP&G:

  • A Districtwide Subcommittee that will address the issues listed above having a districtwide impact and span all three SPP&G Handbooks (Chair—Karen Branham)
  • An Elementary-Level SPP&G Subcommittee (Chair—TBD)
  • A Middle Grades SPP&G Subcommittee (Chair—Jan McDowell)
  • A High School SPP&G Subcommittee (Chair—Pam Royster)

Each subcommittee will meet on the previously arranged dates for SPP&G Work.

Input from stakeholders on the draft SPP&G Handbooks will include the following avenues:

  • Hold multiple sessions for all stakeholder feedback as designed last year (teachers, counselors, admin., etc.)
  • Share drafts with principals via Principal Communication Committee (PCC)
  • SBATs or Larger Principal Groups
  • Other ideas to consider

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times. (If the SPP&G Committee finishes the review and revision process sooner, it will not need to meet for all of the dates listed.)


School Calendar Committee

Contact

Mike Raisor ([502] 485-7655)

Committee Description

The School Calendar Committee meets to set the school year calendar to be presented for approval to the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE).

Membership

Members consist of Central Office, assistant superintendents, teachers, counselors, union representatives, and parents from board member districts. Members change from year to year. The committee members usually meet two or three times, and then their recommendation is presented to the board for first reading and approval.

Meeting Dates

New dates have not yet been set for the next round of meetings for the 2017-18 school year.


Magnet Steering Committee

Contact

Michael Alexander ([502] 485-3340) or Leslie Taylor ([502] 485-3621)

Committee Description

Approximately 24 committee members (community members, students, and JCPS staff) explore recommendations provided by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA). The committee functions in an advisory capacity by offering insight to district leaders who oversee JCPS optional and magnet programs and schools in order to ensure a variety of equitable, high-quality magnets for students.

Membership

  • Central Office Staff—6 (Diversity, Equity,  Poverty [DEP]—2; Academic Services—2; Student Assignment—2)
  • Teachers—3
  • Principals—5
  • Community Members—10
  • Students—2

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times.

Minutes


Deeper Learning Planning Group

Contact

Dena Dossett ([502] 485-7074) or Florence Chang ([502] 485-3278)

Committee Description

Committee's Work: Strategy 1.1.1. Adopt a broader definition of learning: Align teaching strategies, assessments, and rigorous learning opportunities that promote student mastery of academic knowledge and the development of the capacities (e.g., creativity, critical thinking, self-regulation) and dispositions (e.g., persistence, empathy, responsibility) necessary for success in life. The goal of the planning group is to develop an action plan to accomplish the deliverables as listed below. The planning group will expand to include school leadership, teachers, and student voice as it works toward meeting the deliverables.

2015-16 Deliverables as set by Vision 2020 plan:

  • Summary report based on research review and consultation with national experts
  • Board-approved definition of deeper learning
  • Consensus on capacities and dispositions for initial focus      
  • Identified metrics for capacities and dispositions and pilot schools
  • Development of 2016-17 professional-development (PD) plan for early adopters (pilot schools)

Membership

For the Planning Committee, membership is Central Office staff (representatives from Data Management, Academic Services, Academic Support, Operations, and DEP).

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times.

Minutes


Louisville Linked Core Planning Team 

Contact

Adrian Oldham ([502] 485-3703)

Committee Description

Louisville Linked is an initiative building on existing partnerships between JCPS and community-based service providers to link each child and family with structures and services to support their well-being and to nurture the development of personal resiliency.

Membership

Members include Central Office staff, community members, JCPS department representatives, and Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) representatives.

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times.

Minutes


Coordinated School Health Committee

Contacts

Anne Perryman ([502] 485-3387),  Julia Bauscher ([502] 485-3186)

In order to meet the JCPS Vision, Mission, and Core Values 2020, the committee will specifically focus on key indicators 2.1.2 and 3.2.1 by implementing the following strategy:

  • Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) new Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach and Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model around the tenet of a whole-child approach to education, and provide a framework for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between health and education to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development to promote CSH in all JCPS schools.

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times.

Minutes


LGBTQ Advisory Committee

Contact

Charles Davis ([502] 485-7898)

Committee Description

JCPS is continuing to promote equal opportunities. As a result, the LGBTQ Advisory Committee was formed to provide perspective to JCPS related to LGBTQ matters that have an impact on students, parents, faculty, staff, and other constituents. To accomplish this work, the Advisory Committee is made up of five subcommittees: Policy, Student Supports, Stakeholder Supports, Training, and Outreach.

Membership

Teachers/JCTA, principals, counselors, DEP staff, psychologists, mental health counselors, bullying prevention specialists

Meeting Dates

Use this link to the JCPS Calendar of Events to find meeting dates and times.

Minutes


Educator Quality Oversight Committee

Contact

Alan Young ([502] 485-6742)

Committee Description

The Educator Quality Oversight Committee (EQOC) is a JCBE-approved, collaborative (half teachers/half administrators) committee that serves as the district's statutorily required 50/50 evaluation committee and that is tasked with overseeing the development and implementation of a JCPS Educator Growth System (EGS) to support and grow educators from recruitment to retirement throughout their JCPS career.

The EGS includes our formative and summative evaluation of certified education professionals, the JCPS tailored implementation of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), and the development and revision of the annual JCPS Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP). Oversight also extends equally to other parts of the JCPS EGS, which include such areas as recruiting/hiring, induction/mentoring/early support/retention, professional growth planning, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), curriculum/instruction/assessment supports, and PD (and possibly peer assistance and review) to ensure that each area improves and coordinates with the other areas to support and grow educators in accordance with effective practices, the JCPS Strategic Plan, JCBE priorities and agreements, and state/federal guidelines.

Membership

The ten members of EQOC include five teachers and five administrators appointed by the JCPS superintendent and the JCTA president, who also serve on the EGS Advisory Team.

EQOC only makes decisions by consensus, requires a quorum (at least 8/10 present or via email), and uses collegial and confidential operating norms. When a quorum is not present, meetings become work sessions on products that are approved by consensus when a quorum is present (or via email if needed to meet deadlines). Transitioning several new people on and off the committee during the 2015-16 year made it challenging to reach our high quorum threshold and thus affected our ability to create official, consensus-approved meeting minutes. However, our work products all represent consensus decisions and serve as evidence of our meeting (and in-between meeting) decisions and work (e.g., the JCPS CEP, various guidance documents and communications for PGES implementation, and via JCBE Work Sessions).

Meetings

EQOC generally meets at least monthly but more often as needed.


Code of Conduct Review Committee 

Contact

John Marshall ([502] 485- 3506)

Committee Description

In accordance with Kentucky statute, JPCS Board Policy 09.438 Student Discipline Code requires the district’s Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline to be reviewed by a committee that includes students, administrators, teachers, parents, community members, the director of Pupil Personnel, and such other members as determined by the board. The committee shall be chaired by the superintendent/designee. Based on the review, the superintendent recommends updates to the code to the board for approval. Updates are required every two years.

Membership

Committee members include a diverse set of individuals, including principals, assistant principals, students, parents, JCTA representatives, Louisville Metro Government, University of Louisville (UofL), community organizations, and JCPS staff representation, including psychology, Exceptional Child Education (ECE), Academic Support, Security, Pupil Personnel, and Early Childhood.

Agendas and Meeting Documents

Video of Meetings


Local Planning Committee

Contact

Michael Raisor ([502] 485-7655)

Committee Description

The Local Planning Committee develops a local District Facilities Plan once every four years in accordance with the schedule set by the Commissioner of Education. The Kentucky Board of Education shall approve the District Facilities Plan submitted by the district upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education.

Membership

  • Superintendent Designee (1)
  • Parent (4)
  • Teacher (4)
  • Building Administrator (4)
  • District Facilities Director (1)
  • Central Office Staff (1)
  • Community Leader (3)
  • Board Member (1)
  • Local Building/Zoning Official (1)

Meeting Dates

The JCPS Calendar of Events lists meeting dates and times.

Minutes


Student Assignment Review Committee 

Contact

Barbara Dempsey ([502] 485-6250), Director of Student Assignment
Dena Dossett ([502] 485-3036), Chief of Data Management, Planning, and Program Evaluation

Committee Description

This committee will provide advice and input about the district’s student assignment plan. The district conducts a review of the student assignment plan every five to seven years, making changes to the plan as necessary to meet the needs of the community and prepare students for success. 

The first meeting will be Thursday, October 26,  from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Stuart Auditorium of the VanHoose Education Center, located at 3332 Newburg Road. The committee will meet monthly. The committee may form subgroups as they proceed with this important work. 

Membership

The committee is made up of staff from Central Office, assistant superintendents, teachers, principals, JCPS department representatives, JCTA union representatives, community members, and parents from board member districts who have a vested interest in ensuring that the district plan is consistent with the vision, mission, and core values of the JCBE. A list of committee members can be found here.

Minutes

         1. PowerPoint

         2. Video of the meeting