State Board Accepts JCPS Deal, Takeover Bid Officially Off

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Board of Education has accepted the settlement between the state and Jefferson County Board of Education that will avoid a takeover of JCPS.

The state board approved the settlement in a unanimous vote Wednesday. The deal requires the Kentucky Department of Education and JCPS to negotiate a final corrective action plan over the next 15 days. 

Some local school board members expressed their concerns that interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis would have authority to dictate any areas of disagreement in the plan.

The settlement also give KDE veto authority over policies that impact restraint and seclusion, early childhood education, and special education.

JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio will report the district's progress to Lewis monthly and to the state board at each of its bi-monthly meetings. The board's next regular meeting is scheduled for October 2 and 3.

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