James Sexton replied with a C+.
Fritz Hollenbach gave a response of "TBD", which seemed like an odd grade for a candidate who presumably has been paying attention to the district to give.
Chris Brady mentioned he'd been asked that question four years ago and said he would base it on graduation rates. Since the graduation rate is an 80 percent, Chris Brady said he'd give it a B.
Fritz Hollenbach interrupted Chris Brady and said "80 percent is a C."
Chris Brady said "no, we changed the scale," referring to changes JCPS made earlier in 2016.
Fritz Hollenbach smiled and mockingly said "oh, we changed the scale so we'd be better."
Chris Brady set Hollenbach straight and indicated that the changes were meant to be more in line with surrounding school districts and to make sure that JCPS students were competing on equal footing with those districts.
It was a minor exchange, but it is telling about Fritz Hollenbach's knowledge and interest in what is going that he had no idea the grading scale had changed. The grading scale changes happened AFTER Fritz Hollenbach moved back to Louisville after 30 years out of state, and were discussed at length in numerous local media sources. In fact, a simple Google search shows that WAVE, WHAS, WDRB, WLKY, AND the Courier Journal all discussed these changes at length, the reasons behind them, and the discussions surrounding them in April, May, and June of this year. Additionally, the topic of these changes were posted on the public agenda for JCPS which is readily available to anyone who wants to see it here. How is it that Jefferson County School Board candidate Fritz Hollenbach was completely unaware of these changes and the reasons behind them when so much information was so readily available from so many sources? Is Fritz Hollenbach not paying attention to what's happening within JCPS beyond whatever his supporters might be telling them they have an issue with or whatever negative story is in the news? JCPS parents, students, and teachers were aware of the changes, as was our media. Why wasn't school board candidate Hollenbach?