- Have you had children in JCPS? When and in what schools?
- What types of volunteer work have you done in Jefferson County Public Schools?
- What do you think the top three issues facing JCPS are?
- How will you work to address these issues?
- What do you think of the job that JCPS Superintendent, Dr. Donna Hargens has done so far.
- What do you think of the current assignment plan, and how would you change it, if at all?
- How do you define "neighborhood" schools, and do you think JCPS should move to neighborhood schools? What advantages and issues do you see with neighborhood schools?
- If JCPS moved to a neighborhood school plan, how would you accommodate parents who do not wish to send their children to their assigned neighborhood school?
- What would you do to improve low performing schools within JCPS?
- What would you do to improve parental involvement in JCPS?
- What would you do to improve the involvement of local businesses in JCPS?
- Have you read the JCPS Vision 2015 strategic plan? What are your thoughts on the plan? How would you change or work to support the plan?
- If you have/had children in JCPS, what have you found most rewarding about the school system? What frustrated or challenged you the most?
- What would you do to improve the image of JCPS, both inside the county and outside?
- What do you think the public's perception of the Board of Education is? What will you do to either change or strengthen that perception?
- What will you do to address bullying within JCPS?
- Have you worked within JCPS? If so, why did you leave?
- What is your opinion of the JCTA and their influence within the school system? (Teacher's union)
- How will you work to improve dropout rates?
- What do you think of the job JCPS does to prepare parents for choosing and enrolling their children in the system? What would you do to change the process?
According to the Courier-Journal there are 17 candidates running in the three open JCPS districts. As the election approaches, the Louisville School Beat will be in contact with the candidates to find out where they stand on issues impacting the district. Are there questions YOU would like to ask the candidates? I've listed some of the ones we'll be asking here. Are there any you'd like to add? Please post them in the comments or e-mail them by clicking here.
About Rob Mattheu
I created the Louisville BEAT to help JCPS parents become more informed and involved in the school system. You can contact me here.