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With several formal meetings under its belt, the next action of the Steering Committee for Action on Louisville's Agenda (SCALA) will be to create an eight- to nine-member board of directors that will manage and direct the group.
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio has turned down an invitation to join SCALA, stating that he "cannot join a group that is actively advocating for state takeover of our district and removal of our board."
SCALA founder David Jones Sr. urged a Rotary Club crowd to call Gov. Matt Bevin and ask him to "fix" Jefferson County Public Schools -- adding that the state has the capability of fixing it and "it's going to take a takeover of the schools."
The public safety subcommittee of SCALA focused on addressing the rise in homicides includes three members of the Fischer administration and a former deputy police chief, though LMPD says that none of its current employees have been asked to participate with the group yet.
From the resignation of the Louisville Veterans Affairs hospital director to the cancellation of the IdeaFestival to SCALA donors to the Mayor's re-election campaign, here are Insider’s top stories this week.
A coalition of public education advocates asking SCALA members to publicly break ties with the group says that some members have indicated privately that they will no longer participate in SCALA or will stay and insist that it become more inclusive.