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Metro Council passed a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to a state takeover of JCPS by a 16-1 vote, which stated that a takeover would undermine the voters of Louisville by eliminating the power of their democratically elected school board.
At least 40 teachers across Kentucky ran for office, many inspired by a last-minute pension bill pushed through the state legislature and widespread teacher protests that followed. Of the eight teachers or professors running for office in Jefferson County, three were in contested primaries. Two won.
After a tumultuous end to the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly, current or former teachers are gearing up for their first hurdle to keeping a promise of running for state office. Here's how they're doing, by the numbers.
Two former, high-ranking Jefferson County Public Schools administrators have emailed the state’s top education official to support a state takeover of the district, citing problems including implicit racial discrimination.
A wording choice in a Feb. 2018 JCPS audit document may signify that former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt intended to recommend state assistance for the district. His successor recommended a takeover.