LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Businessman David Jones, parent and active community volunteer Chris Brady, and Chuck Haddaway, CEO of Kentucky Recreation Parks Society and member of the School Based Decision Making Council are the newest projected members of the Jefferson County Public School Board.
Jones, Brady and Haddaway will replace Steve Imhoff, Joe Hardesty and Larry Hujo who are vacating their seats on the board at the beginning of 2013.
Both Jones and Brady were endorsed by the Jefferson County Teacher's Association. All three men ran on a platform of improving student achievement.
"It's a good time. It's a very exciting time right now," said Haddaway upon learning of his win. "There's a lot of newness. There's new people coming on the board. There are new standards, so we have a good place to catapult in the future."
Haddaway represents District 4 which includes the PRP, Shively and Valley Station areas.
Brady said he thinks student achievement can improve by helping those students who don't have a place when they leave their schools.
"I think we need to go ahead and catch our students early, the ones that have a lot of challenges and… what I'd like to do is have a refocus on our family resource centers in our schools," Brady said. "We have 10,000 homeless children in the system, and one of the things I'd like to work on is being able to provide some more wrap-around services for them."
Jones said it's about setting a plan and making sure administrators follow it.
"What I want to focus in on is what determines student success," Jones said. "It's having a good principal who can help teachers focus on the children in that school."
Attorney Teddy Gordon said that will file a lawsuit against Jones's eligibility. Jones is a member of the Humana board. Humana is known to support JCPS. Gordon and one of Jones's opponents said that is a conflict of interest. Jones said he would remove himself from any Humana decisions related to JCPS and is ready to fight if a suit is filed.
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