The Aim Higher subcommittee of Fellowship of Reconciliation, Louisville Chapter (FOR) is continuing its advocacy work in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). For that work to succeed, we believe that all residents of Jefferson County must educate themselves about critical public education issues and elect school board members who are responsive to their views.
To help with that voter education, we asked the 13 school board candidates in the four contested school district races (Districts # 1,3,5, and 6) to respond to 13 questions in six different issue areas. Here are the six issue areas:
- equity in academic outcomes;
- experiencing and benefitting from diversity;
- pro-active behavioral assessment, mental health professionals, and effective student-teacher relationships for a classroom climate for learning;
- student privacy and the marketing of the military in JCPS;
- preparation for post-graduation success; and
- Management of major facilities and staffing priorities.
Ten of the 13 candidates took the time to share their views and ideas.
You can find your school district number and your current board member by going to this page and entering your home address:
What follows are the complete, unedited responses of the candidates to the questions. We have included some background material on the candidates themselves before the main Q&A section of each of the four district sections. There is also issue background information before each question that we suspect many candidates—and most readers—might not know. Please look at that before you read all the responses and make your decisions on candidates.
You can go to the candidate responses for your district by clicking the district number below:
Feel free to share the FOR website link ( https://louisvillefor.org/ ) to these survey results with your friends, churches, and other neighborhood and community groups.
And then, be sure to VOTE on November 8!! If you aren’t yet registered to vote or need an absentee ballot, you can get help here: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky