JCPS audit finds management a top concern

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - School board Chairman Steve Imhoff says the results of the audit they are paying for puts the school system on the cusp of complete success. Just based on the first recommendation though, it appears they have a lot of work to get done to get there.

The question right now for JCPS - who is in charge? Phi Kappa Delta was hired to evaluate the school system. They say there is no way students can be successful with the way JCPS is organizing their managers.

"It's the reason we asked for this audit. We knew there were issues and that's one reason we asked for this audit and now we have a game plan based on these recommendations," says Imhoff.

The first step of the plan is to figure out who is supervising whom. The audit found that some people are in charge of too many while in interviews other employees told them they have no supervisor at all. Imhoff couldn't say how things got to that point only that there must be some holes in their organizational charts. They say they haven't reviewed how they can fix it yet, but say the information they are getting will stand the test of time.

"This audit is putting us on the course where we will continually review the organizational charts we don't need another audit."

This is the first of many recommendations that are expected. Those will come out in January. Imhoff says this was released first because it needs to be fixed first.

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