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JP Schools Magnet & Academic Programs Showcase January 29 & 30

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its 2019 Magnet and Academic Programs Showcase. The showcase gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the choices available in JP schools prior to the annual magnet program application period. The meetings will take place Tuesday, January 29 at the JPPSS Administration Building (501 […]

JP Schools Closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 22. For a look at the entire 2018-19 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.

JP Schools Names Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year. The following teachers are now eligible to become the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. Teacher of the Year winners are: C.T. Janet Elementary – Jamie Staes Riverdale Middle – Kayla Allen Thomas Jefferson High […]

Take Our Stakeholder Survey About Strategic Plan Priorities

Over the last year, we’ve talked with and listened to students, families, employees, and community members about the future of Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Based on your feedback, we’ve drafted the following six priorities we believe reflect those important conversations and help us get better outcomes for all our students. As we’re finalizing our strategic […]

Meet the New Jefferson Parish School Board

JP School Board Names Larry Dale President & Tiffany Kuhn Vice President

The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously chose Larry Dale and president and Tiffany Kuhn as vice president for 2019. Selecting officers was one of the first official actions of the newly sworn-in board during its Special Session meeting January 9. District VI Board Member Larry Dale, who grew up in both Orleans Parish and Jefferson […]

See the 2019-20 JP Schools Calendar

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2019-20 academic calendar during its January 10 meeting. Click here to download the 2019-20 academic calendar The calendar meets all state requirements, maximizes the amount of uninterrupted instructional time, and provides teachers with the opportunity to grow through effective professional development. Some highlights include: Teachers start August 5. […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Swearing-In Ceremony Wednesday, January 9

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a swearing-in ceremony for its nine board members on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. A Special Session meeting will follow the swearing-in ceremony. The school board will select its 2019 officers during the Special Session. The […]

JP School Board Announces 2019 Meeting Schedule

The Jefferson Parish School Board has approved its 2019 board meeting schedule. All meetings will be held at the JPPSS Administration Building at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the school board section of this website.

East Bank Regional Library Offers Free ESL Classes

Justin Lance Schiro will lead an English as Second Language seminar on the second Sunday of each month beginning Jan. 13 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. These presentations are free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration. English as a second or foreign language is a […]