JCPS Governance Subject Of State Audit

(Louisville, KY)  --  The Kentucky Department of Education is launching an audit of Jefferson County Public Schools' governance and administration.  KDE found 22 "significant deficiencies" in a management review that started last July, along with 10 "serious deficiencies."  Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt sent the findings to Superintendent Donna Hargens Tuesday.  Sixteen of the findings relate to physical restraint and seclusion of students, including use, training, and reporting.  Pruitt found critically ineffective or inefficient management in JCPS.  If the management audit finds an existing pattern of a significant lack of effectiveness and efficiency, the commissioner is required to recommend state assistance or state management.  Hargens says the review doesn't take into account reforms JCPS now has in place.  KDE manages two districts in KY and assists three others

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