3 The Board of Education Standing (l to r): Debbie Wesslund, Dist 3 Joseph Hardesty, Dist 4Stephen Imhoff, Vice Chair, Dist 2Larry Hujo, Dist 7Seated (l to r):Linda Duncan, Dist 5Diane Porter, Chair, Dist 1Carol Ann Haddad, Dist 6
4 Operations – Research & Planning Principals , School Administrators District LeadersBoard of EducationSuperintendentCabinet MembersCurriculum & Instruction – Community Relations Diversity, Equity & Poverty – Financial Services -Operations – Research & PlanningPrincipals , School Administratorsand YOU!
5 District VisionAll JCPS students graduate prepared to reach their full potential and contribute to our society throughout life.
6 District MissionTo provide relevant, comprehensive, quality instruction in order to educate, prepare, and inspire our students to learn
7 Core Values - These values guide our work: Our students are cared for and treated as if they are our ownChildren learn differentlyWhat happens in the classroom matters the mostThe differences of each are assets of the whole
8 Core Values - Continued High-quality teaching is the most powerful tool for helping students reach high standardsLeadership and innovation are essential to prepare students for their futureTalents are resources are used wisely to benefit students
9 Core Values - Continued Partnerships among schools, families, and community are important for the health and well-being of our students.Adults model integrity, respect, creativity, and accountability.
17 Early Childhood Education 4,800 pre-school studentsFull-Day Kindergarten classesA nationally recognized Head Start programOur EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION program continues to thrive, serving more than 4,800 children. We are committed to providing children of all economic levels with this Jump Start on learning, but we remain concerned that lack of funding from the State or other sources prevents us from expanding these services to all who need it.
18 Opportunities Traditional Schools e-School Magnet Schools Liberal Arts CurriculumHonors ProgramsLanguage ImmersionMontessori Education
19 “A Place for Every Child” Suspension Truancy Off-site Program (STOP)Teenage Parent Program (TAPP)Buechel Metropolitan High SchoolKennedy Metropolitan Middle SchoolJefferson County High SchoolState Agency SchoolsA Place for Every ChildOur Alternative Schools have served more than 10,000 students (10,375), which include such programs as:STOP-Suspension Truancy Off-site Program for middle and high school suspensions (3693 students)State Agency Schools (3758 students)Great Onyx (36 students) and Whitney Young (62 students)Liberty High-alternative instruction (373 students)Breckinridge Metropolitan High-post-adjudicated youth (82 students)Jefferson County High-high school dropouts (1140 students)Kennedy Metropolitan-middle school (drugs, weapons, assaults) (250 students)Buechel Metropolitan-high school (drugs, weapons, assaults) (276 students)TAPP-Teenage Pregnancy Program (525 students)Liberty High SchoolBreckinridge Metropolitan HighN O E X P U L S I O N S
21 A Teacher’s School Year is 187 Days A Teacher’sSchool Yearis187 Days
22 A Teacher’s School Year 175 Student Days8 Professional Development Days4 Paid Holidays
23 Leave Days Paid Sick Leave (white card) 10 days per year Personal Leave (yellow card)3 days per yearEmergency Leave2 days per year
24 Compensation Additional college hours Previous teaching experience Salary PlacementBased on rank and/or degreeAdditional college hoursPrevious teaching experienceMilitary experienceAdditional OpportunitiesCoaching, Sponsor or Department HeadExtended School Services
25 HR must receive verification from university stating completion of Plus 15HR must receive verification from university stating completion of15 hours towardthe next rank
26 Pay Day!!! First payday for 2012-13 is August 31, 2012 Every other Friday… Pay Day!26-week pay plan distributes earnings equally over 26 pay periodsTeachers receive checks during the summer (escrow)Electronic pay advice sent via JCPSDirect Deposit
27 Remember Your Hire Date Reasons for remembering your hire date: transfer seniority, it’s on all of your notification forms, KTRS, etc.
28 Jefferson County Teacher’s Association JCTA 1941 Bishop Lane Louisville, KY (502)
29 Report all absences to the Substitute Center and to your school principal or designee!
30 Meeting Highly Qualified Requirements No Child Left Behind guidelines require teachers of core academic subjects to be Highly Qualified (HQ)Core academics are defined as: Elementary Grades K-5, English, Reading, Writing, Language Arts, Mathematics, Art, Science (each area), Music, Foreign Language, Civics and Government (Political Science), Economics, History, Geography, (Social Studies)
31 Highly Qualified (con’t) In order to be Highly Qualified a teacher must:Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree,Hold full Kentucky certification,Demonstrate competency in EACH of the core academic subjects taught.
32 Highly Qualified (con’t) Teachers of special education students and students with limited English proficiency must meet HQ requirements for each content area in which they deliver initial instruction or collaborate with a teacher who is HQ in the content area.
33 Highly Qualified (con’t) A teacher may be deemedHighly Qualified by:Passing the PRAXIS content test,Demonstrating a minimum of thirty hours in the content area on college transcripts, orCompleting the HOUSSE Calculator on the KY Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website.
34 Contact person for Highly Qualified questions Harriett Dawson, Certification Specialist and LEAD/HQ Coordinator
35 Professional Development Full time teachers are required to obtain a minimum 24 hours of professional development each school year.
36 PD Bits and Pieces The first day of school is (6) hours of PD Not all PD sessions offer stipendsRegister on PD Central
37 GHEENS ACADEMY Professional Library Curriculum Resource Center Content Area SpecialistsOn-line PD OfferingsPD site
41 JCPS & Me Login Check paystub Leave requests Self-Service Current benefitsTransfers (April)Under JCPS & Me, teachers can :Access payroll informationObtain many forms (retirement, resignation, leave requests, etc.)Apply for transfers (spring)Access information about benefits/Open EnrollmentJCPS webmail can be accessed from home or remotely.Some of the district resources for teachers on this site areCore Content Guide - All you need to know about the Core Content Guides.Cultural Consortium Guide - A guide of cultural-resource representatives who meet to create, coordinate, promote, and review cultural programs in area schools.Core Content Item Bank- Teachers can design assessments with useful, classroom specific results using standards based open response and multiple choice questions.And MUCH more!What’s New!
43 Teacher Certification Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor Frankfort, KY (502) or
44 First Year TeachersAnd the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) Contact: Dr. Geneva Price VanHoose Education Center 3332 Newburg Road Louisville, KY Phone: (502) Fax: (502)
45 Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System KTRS 479 Versailles Road Frankfort, KY Phone: (502) Fax: (502) Toll-Free: (800)
46 Contact info for HR SpecialistsDeborah (Debbie) BuckHigh School Specialist –Anthony (Tony) MooreMiddle School Specialist –Dr. Aimee WebbElementary School Specialist –Dr. Geneva PriceSpecialist for KTIP, BEST mentors –Harriett DawsonSpecialist for Certification, Highly Qualified –