2 JCPS audits released

2 JCPS audits released
The audits show the educational needs of students of color are not being met. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The highly anticipated results of audits at two Jefferson County Public Schools have been released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

The audits show the educational needs of students of color are not being met.

Byck Elementary scored "needs improvement" in 25 of 30 areas and the Academy at Shawnee had 22 areas needing improvement.

The number of students considered proficient or distinguished in writing is sitting at five percent. Scores in math, English, and reading are behind the state averages.

The Kentucky Board of Education, which recently had several new members appointed by Governor Matt Bevin, is waiting for more audit results to decide if a state takeover of JCPS is necessary. It's a controversial subject and something JCPS does not want.

Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis is slated to visit JCPS classrooms starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing management audit.

The audit findings come ahead of the JCPS board meeting Tuesday night.

Their agenda shows they will have the first reading of a new policy plan to make improvements.

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