Jefferson County Public Schools opened its second satellite office at The Academy At Shawnee.
The new location will offer tutoring, employment assistance, GED classes and more, the district said.
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio and satellite office staff, as well as representatives from community partners The Beech, Project One, Neighborhood Place and Skills U, were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
“Breaking down barriers and building up new ways to engage families and provide them with better access to our services and resources right in their neighborhoods are part of our responsibility as a school district and commitment to our community,” Pollio said. “By making these kinds of investments and strengthening partnerships with valued community organizations that help take our services outside the walls of central office, we can better ensure the success of our students and their families.”
Last year, JCPS opened its first satellite office at the California Community Center.
The new Satellite Office @ Shawnee is located at 4018 W. Market Street (west wing) and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.