Superintendent Pollio gives JCPS State of the District

He gave the speech on Thursday.
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:50 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 at 1:04 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio gave his “State of the District” on Thursday.

The superintendent started the event by thanking and recognizing JCPS teachers across the district.

During his address, Pollio talked about the ongoing teacher shortage, record graduation rates and the positive effects of school choice.

Pollio said he wants to get to a point where every year JCPS is opening a new school. He said he hopes to open 25 schools by 2036.

The superintendent also talked about his plans for JCPS in coming school year for underserved areas.

“We are resourcing our high poverty schools the way they need to be resourced,” Pollio said. “We are paying our teachers more, our principals more if they go into our school choice zones. I don’t think a lot of people know that. Starting the first day of school, if you teach in a choice zone or [accelerated improvement] school you get a $8000 stipend next year.”

Details on his speech on WAVE News at 3 & 4 p.m.

Watch the speech below: