JCPS addressing staffing hurdles ahead of school year

JCPS addressing staffing hurdles ahead of school year

JCPS addressing staffing hurdles ahead of school year LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Jefferson County Public Schools begins a new school year on Wednesday. There are just over 300 open teaching jobs in the district and 70 uncovered bus routes. “We know the challenge around staffing is enormous,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. On Friday, Pollio said the district has been doing everything it can to fill in the gaps, because they anticipated these problems. “We’ve attacked it over the summer,” he said. “We’ve made some changes to our staffing models.” Still, things may take time. JCPS is still waiting for the completed construction of the new Wilkerson Elementary, which delayed the building’s opening past the scheduled first day of school. Also, despite over 70% of JCPS students qualifying for …
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