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Jefferson Cty, KY: State would control ...“special education, restraint/seclusion of students"

July 31, 2018, Louisville (KY) Courier—Journal: Here are the 8 things JCPS would give up to avoid a state takeover The state's offer for Jefferson County Public Schools to avoid a full takeover would require the district to cede control over how students are assigned to schools and early childhood education, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by the Courier Journal on Tuesday The offer, dated July 16, also would give the state "enhanced oversight and responsibility" over special education, restraint and seclusion of students, transportation, staffing at low-performing schools, building maintenance, and career and technical education…. In his recommendation, Lewis cited a month long state audit that noted concerns that included physical restraint of students, poor achievement results and issues with the student-assignment plan. … Lewis said in an interview that aired on KET in June that "nothing short of state management" of the district "will ensure the children in that district are protected and served well." … Kennedy said he'd urge both sides to get clarity on exactly what the agreement would look like. For instance, he said, what if there is an issue that could be seen as a special-education issue but also as an issue that does not fall into the "enhanced oversight" areas?...

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