- Those who are incredibly involved and will do anything they have to for their child.
- Those who want to do the best for their child but are afraid to challenge the JCPS system or feel it will do not any good.
- Those who criticize continually but never challenge their school leadership or JCPS leadership to do better.
- Those who send their kids there and are happy (or accepting) of the system.
- Those who are uninvolved or don't care.
When I moved here with my parents in 1975, JCPS was just starting to implement a busing program. Because of that, my parents decided to move to Oldham County. What I don't think people realize is that Oldham County was not always the stellar school system it became. My brother's fourth grade class was learning things he'd learned a year or two prior in Maryland. His science textbooks talked of man someday landing on the moon. What Oldham County saw was an influx of involved and caring parents who demanded more from the school system and rapidly turned it around.
It's time for JCPS parents to do the same. If you're upset about something, say something. If you need help doing so, let me know. If your child isn't being served, don't just complain to a friend, speak out to someone who can do something about it. If you can't get answers at one level, go a level higher. Don't be afraid. Nothing changes when you're afraid.
JCPS serves the citizens of the county, not the other way around. If we want better than what we're getting, we have to do our part in demanding it. What do you say? Are you in?