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Under the terms of the agreement, Jefferson County agrees to several stipulations, most including more oversight from the Department of Education.
While several other states have a plan if they see a school district is starting to fail, Lewis says that isn’t part of his agenda for Kentucky.
Lewis said, “I would say that there is not a track for state takeover. If you ask me the question today- are there school districts that are on track or headed toward state management, no.” He explained, “If you play this back and you look back at the history of how we got to this place, even in Jefferson County, this began with questions around district practices and restraint and seclusion, which led to a management review, with the findings then leading to a management audit, and then leading to a recommendation for state management. That’s what got us here. This was not a track or anything where it looked like Jefferson County was heading toward state management, neither is it the case for any other district in the Commonwealth.”
JCPS now has 15 days to send the state their plan for moving forward.

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Kentucky Department of Education board approves JCPS settlement

08/29/2018 09:33 PM

FRANKFORT, KY (SPECTRUM NEWS) — The Kentucky Department of Education has agreed to accept the settlement from Jefferson County Public Schools.



In a special meeting, the state board heard from both JCPS Superintendent Dr. Martin Pollio and also the Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis. For more than an hour, the pair answered questions regarding details of the settlement agreement the district approved.

Jefferson County Public Schools Settlement Agreement by Annie Andersen on Scribd


Under the terms of the agreement, Jefferson County agrees to several stipulations, most including more oversight from the Department of Education.
While several other states have a plan if they see a school district is starting to fail, Lewis says that isn’t part of his agenda for Kentucky.
Lewis said, “I would say that there is not a track for state takeover. If you ask me the question today- are there school districts that are on track or headed toward state management, no.” He explained, “If you play this back and you look back at the history of how we got to this place, even in Jefferson County, this began with questions around district practices and restraint and seclusion, which led to a management review, with the findings then leading to a management audit, and then leading to a recommendation for state management. That’s what got us here. This was not a track or anything where it looked like Jefferson County was heading toward state management, neither is it the case for any other district in the Commonwealth.”
JCPS now has 15 days to send the state their plan for moving forward.

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