JCPS seeks input on possible changes to exit policy for magnet schools

JCPS seeks input on possible changes to exit policy for magnet schools

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - What should be the criteria for removing a student from the Jefferson County Public Schools' magnet program? That is among the considerations Wednesday night at a public meeting to discuss the district's exit polity for magnet schools.

Currently, the protocol is to first notify a magnet student's parents when he or she isn't performing well. That's followed by probation and then a meeting with the magnet school's exit committee. Ultimately, the student is placed in a non-magnet school. JCPS wants to know if this is an effective strategy, whether students are benefiting from it, and whether the process encourages excellence or stimulates a disadvantage.

JCPS removes about 400 students each year from magnet schools for things like low grades, poor attendance and behavioral issues.

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The JCPS Magnet Steering Committee's community conversation aims to gather input on possible changes to the exit policy for magnet schools. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Gheens Academy, Flex Room A, 4425 Preston Highway.

Parents and staff can also send their input and ideas to through Monday, Sept. 12.

The board is expected to consider the feedback during a work session on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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