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Jefferson County School Board District 2

The Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) are governed by a seven-member board with a member elected from each of the geographic districts.Duties: The overall responsibility of the Jefferson County Board of Education is to oversee the development, operation, policies, budget, and improvement of JCPS.Board members may not act independently on official matters. They may act only as a group on board-related decisions.Terms: Board members are elected to four-year terms. Members are elected in even years to staggered four-year terms. Three members are elected one year and four elected in another year.Qualifications: School Board members must be at least 24 years of age, a citizen of Kentucky for at least 3 years preceding the election, a voter of the district for which he is elected, completed at least the 12th grade or has been issued a GED certificate or has received a high school diploma in the external diploma program, and files an affidavit certifying completion of the 12th grade or the equivalent. The candidate must not hold a state office requiring the constitutional oath or be a member of the General Assembly, nor may he hold or discharge the duties of any civil or political office, deputyship, or agency under the city or county of his residence, nor at the time of election is directly or indirectly interested in the sale to the board of services, supplies, or equipment purchased with school funds, nor has been removed from a board of education for cause, nor has a relative employed by the school district.

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  • Jody Hurt

  • Chris Kolb

Biographical Information

Why are you running for the school board and what qualities or skills do you bring to the position?

In addition to non-traditional instruction, what are your major concerns about education in Jefferson County Public Schools and how do you believe these concerns need to be addressed?

Given the utilization of non-traditional instruction during the pandemic, what are ways to promote instruction that is not only accessible but also equitable for children from communities of color with varied learning needs; namely, African American and Latinx communities?

What steps would you take to improve student achievement outcomes in JCPS for students of color in grades K-12?

If the JCPS Property Tax Increase passes at this year’s election, what do you believe the priorities should be for spending?

How should the need for instruction and a safe environment be reconciled during the threat of COVID-19?

How can JCPS work to ensure that there are sufficient nurses available in each school?

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