LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The debate over a potential JCPS takeover continued on Tuesday.
Kentucky Pastors in Action Coalition presented their case on why they think a JCPS takeover is needed. A larger group showed up urging to keep control local.
Miltone Seymour of K-PAC recently took on the role as chair of the Board of Education.
K-PAC started the morning sharing numbers on the widening education gap. Pastors from around Kentucky and the president of the Bluegrass Institute say something new needs to be done. They believe a state takeover would help.
Those against the takeover say superintendent Marty Pollio just started. They believe some of his initiatives will lead to JCPS improvements.
K-PAC says they aren't timely enough.
"The plan is to come up with another five-year plan and then after five years to come up with a two-year plan and then a three year plan," Michael Ford, a K-PAC chairman said. "Then 20 years later we are still at the same place. Our children are still failing. That's not good. And that is why we are here to say something has to change."
JCTA, Elected School Board Officials, parents and Metro Louisville Officials were all there.