© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

89.3 WFPL News Holds Three School Board Debates

Jefferson County Public Schools has one of the largest candidate pools for the school board in recent history. Fifteen candidates are vying for three school board seats. Join Devin Katayama and 89.3 WFPL News for a series of three debates that will explore the pressing issues facing the school system.

The debates will be held at Louisville Public Media (619 S. Fourth St.) on three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on September 18 with District 2 continuing on September 25 with District 4, and concluding on October 2 with District 7.  Each event will begin at 6:30 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early).   September 18, District 2 (Steve Imhoff, retiring)

David A. Jones, Jr. Elizabeth Berfield Phil Haming George Tolhurst   September 25, District 4 (Joe Hardesty, retiring) Lloyd "Chip" White Melissa  "Missy" Smith Eric Bullock ChesterE.  Flake Chuck Haddaway Stephen P. "Steve" Ryan October 2, District 7 (Larry Hujo, retiring) Christopher A Fell James A. Sexton Chris  Brady Martin L. Bell Jonathan Robertson

Kentucky's new accountability system has taken effect, and the board's decisions will be crucial while schools, students and teachers adjust. Many say bettering student performance is a top priority, but how that's accomplished can be argued. Listen to the debates to learn where the candidates stand on these and other important issues.

Join the debate. Let us know your questions and comments. E-mail questions to news@wfpl.org or send them through Twitter (@wfplnews). Questions will be taken during the debate.

These debates are part of WFPL’s commitment to providing ongoing, in-depth coverage of education in our community. For more information call (502) 814-6500 or visit wfpl.org.  

 WFPL News provides local, national and international news to Metro Louisville and is part of the locally owned and operated not-for-profit Louisville Public Media.


Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.