Education Commissioner Acknowledges Focus On Student Learning in New JCPS Teachers Union Contract
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says he appreciates the focus on student learning in the new Jefferson County Teachers Association contract, and the state will monitor its impact on low-performing schools in the district.
Holliday was critical of the union contract prior to negotiations, which began in early June. He previously said there were instances where teachers at low-performing schools would not follow certain turnaround efforts because of the contract provisions. Under state law, low-achieving schools’ turnaround plans supersede the union contract. Language affirming this mandate was written into the new contract.Below is Holliday's response to WFPL's questions regarding the new contract: