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Old 03-11-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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What is up with the school lottery etc? I am moving to the area but have already missed registration for next year? I would like to think my kids would go with the others in the neighborhood. . .but even that isn't true. Please someone give me some positives to the jefferson county school system. . . I'm trying to stay positive about relocating to the louisville area but if i can't even find a school how will the rest of our move work out?
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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This doesn't sound good for us!! We haven't been given the official 'you're moving' so I can only imagine what will be available for us!
What county are you looking to live in? We are moving from Florida (southeast) and I am a bit
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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We want to rent in Oldham county so we will know which school our daughter will go to but finding a rental in the area is difficult. Our original plan was to rent in Jefferson county around the Norton school area only to find out that there are no guarantees. I just spoke to a person from the jefferson county school district --and there are no advance programs for 3rd graders and if you move to an address there are like 8 neighborhood schools they can put your child in or you can apply for many of the magnet schools. . .sounds good but its a lottery so in the end you end up at one of the 8 schools. Also a neighborhood with alot of kids does not guarantee your child will be in the same school as any of them.

We plan on buying a home etc. but want to get to know the area. Who can buy a home or even move to this city if you don't know where your child will go to school? I'm hoping someone will have more positive things to say. . .
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Emon, Unfortunately there is no positive information to provide you about the Jefferson County School System. It is in complete shambles. You must come to the simple conclusion you will need to rent in Oldham County. I feel you pain and so do many other Jefferson County parents. Again, like I have told many other potential new comers to this area. STAY OUT of Jefferson County, sure there are some nice areas in the county, but why would you run the risk if you don’t need to regarding school placement. It is interesting this came up again tonight because I was watching the news about Kansas City actually closing schools because of the white flight from Kansas City and now there is no tax basis to keep the schools open, You are going to deal with some of the dumbest people on the planet regarding the welfare of this county. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out Jefferson County is losing millions of dollars in potential tax revenue annually through property taxes and other taxes associated with living in Jefferson County. These taxes collections are going to the surrounding counties around Jefferson County . I bet Oldham, Shelby counties love this stupidity. Good luck with your move and tell me what you think after spending six months here.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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thanks i'll keep you posted. . .i'm really hoping my husband will find a job back here in south carolina since we've lived here for 8 years. If not I'm sure we'll be in Oldham county unfortunately we would love a nice neighborhood without alot of land etc. We can make it work but very discouraging as I look at school information etc. I can't believe in this day and age a school system is in place from decades ago. There is no need to bus everyone around in a circle. . .Seems like they are just trying to keep the property values high in all areas of jefferson county instead of letting the market dictate where people want to live and send their kids to school!
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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They are not trying to keep property values high they are trying to equalize the education all Jefferson Cnty kids get. In doing so they are wrecking the entire city. So unless you have an extra $14,000 a year to send your kids to private school or you don't care that your kids will spend 2 hrs on a bus each day to go to a crappy school don't move anywhere in Jeff Cnty. You have to move to Oldham. It's really unfortunate. Louisville metro is a really neat area and the people in power in all their politically correct wisdom are forcing people with kids out. Eventually, this will catch up with them and no one who is able to make a choice will chose JCPS. I feel for you. We just moved here from CT and I was completely confused and stupefied. We ended up in Oldham, had no choice. Good luck to you.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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I definitely don't blame ya'll for being upset about the Ville's school situation. I think it's counter-productive and trying to do a somewhat noble thing the wrong way.

I think that Oldham County folks are loving this but I would wonder why the Elizabethtown City, Hardin County and Southern IN systems don't get more consideration from folks frustrated with JCPS. I understand the first two are a hike from Downtown Louisville but property there is reasonable (from a DC perspective) and it aint DC-like traffic where a hike from there would take at least two hours on a GOOD day. Southern IN seems decent enough as far as schools go.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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This is a good question. I think the river might form a sort of pyschological barrier? It seems Harrison County in Southern Indiana is a growing area, so schools in that particular county arent dissuading people from moving there.

I suspect there is some movement south to Hardin and Meade County from "Metro Louisville", which might be obscured by the big plus-up due to BRAC at Ft Knox. But, yeah, an interesting question.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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This (long) article summarizes what to expect from the school district in Louisville. The article starts off by saying a large school district is going to stop busing their kids for hours to schools across town while passing neighborhood schools.

This article tries to stir the pot but the Louisville school board members didn't bite and seem to think this is a non-issue for parents

N.C. district turnabout chills JCPS busing supporters | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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This (long) article summarizes what to expect from the school district in Louisville. The article starts off by saying a large school district is going to stop busing their kids for hours to schools across town while passing neighborhood schools.

This article tries to stir the pot but the Louisville school board members didn't bite and seem to think this is a non-issue for parents

N.C. district turnabout chills JCPS busing supporters | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
Louisville is losing alot of new taxpayers due to the school system. I will rent or move elsewhere. I have a very young family and schools are extremely important to me-- I'm not interested in private schools. I just want the american dream buy a house and send my kids to a school nearby. Louisville does not offer that. I'm surprised it isn't deamed illegal I'm all for diversity but the system seems backwards to me.
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