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Old 01-23-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Hi everyone,

I would be interested in knowing what the JCPS school system is like. I currently live in New Jersey, and live in a town with a great school district. I work as a school principal 10 minutes away in a struggling district, and I've seen a few openings for principals in JCPS. Would anyone be willing to give some insight on:

* The state of the school system
* How difficult it would be to get an admin position
* How difficult it would be to get a position as a Special Ed teacher (my wife is a Special Ed teacher)
* Whether you need to live in the county to work for JCPS
* Whether there are great schools within (or close to) Louisville similar to the quality we see in NJ

I don't know that I would move yet, but I'm interested in exploring the possibility. I have no problem working in an inner-city school myself, but want to ensure a great education for my daughter.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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You don't have to live in the county to work at JCPS. My wife has two cousins that live in Indiana and work for it. If you work in a school deemed underachieving the state will pay all of your student loans for you. I'm not sure about how hard it is to obtain employment. JCPS has all kinds of schools, from great to very bad. Best schools you have to apply to get in, they don't have a geographic district.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Yes, Louisville has the best schools in the state...but also the worst, so it can vary greatly. The school system is rather complex, as far as I can tell....sometimes your children can be bussed quite a ways from their neighborhood schools. Actually a few of the better schools in the state are in the inner city limits.



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Old 01-23-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Well, if you get the job, you'll be a sub until you can get a permanate school- everyone starts of as a sub, minus the office emoyees, well, principals and counselers.
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