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The head of Kentucky’s Division of Charter Schools said that it is “extremely unlikely” that any charter schools will open in the commonwealth unless the state legislature figures out a permanent way to allocate money for such schools.
Vickie Yates Brown Glisson finalized her acceptance of a teaching position offer from UofL on Jan. 29, a day before she surprised university leadership by announcing her run for Congress against six-term incumbent John Yarmuth.
JCPS Acting Superintendent Marty Pollio can expect a significant pay raise once he and the school board finalize contract negotiations that, officially, will make him the district’s next superintendent.
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.
The one-page letter, apparently emailed to all members of the General Assembly, said any pension changes made during the 2018 legislative session must include “moving all future employees from a defined-benefits system to a defined-contribution system.”