JCPS, State Reach Deal To Avoid Takeover

Louisville, Ky. -- The JCPS Board of Education is accepting a settlement offer from the Kentucky Department of Education to avoid a takeover.  

By a narrow 4-to-3 vote Monday night, the board agreed to accept the settlement.  JCPS and the state must now come up with a "corrective Action Plan" over the next 15 days to address issues covered in April's audit.  

The board members voting against the plan were Chris Kolb, Chris Brady and Lisa Wilner.

According to a copy of the tentative agreement released by JCPS Monday night, the state acknowledges JCPS will maintain control of the student assignment plan with the understanding changes would be made for the 2020-2021 school year. 

As part of the deal, JCPS is required to hire an internal auditor who will look at the complaints against the district before it's audited again in 2020.

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