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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 […]

2019-20 JP Schools Calendar Survey Open Until January 4

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall January 24 in Kenner

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Thursday, January 24 in Kenner. The coffee chat will take place at French Press Coffeehouse at 3236 Williams Blvd. in Kenner from 8 to 9 […]

Transformation Network Stories: Pitre Elementary

Everything that we do, everything that we implement is through the lens of “how will this impact our children.” – Pitre Elementary Principal Wesley Taylor In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger […]

The 128: JP Schools Recognizes Pastor J. Nelson Brown for Mentoring Students

The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Pastor J. Nelson Brown as its latest honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts to positively support the system and impact children during the 128 hours a week kids […]

JP Schools Closed for Winter Break December 24 to January 4; Students Return January 8

All schools and administrative offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for winter break December 24 to January 4. Students return Tuesday, January 8. Monday, January 7 is a records day for teachers. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

All JP Schools Follow Early Release/Exam Schedules December 20 & 21

All schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will dismiss students early on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. All schools will follow their early release/exam days schedule. To see what time your school dismisses, click on one of the links below. Please contact your school with any questions. JPPSS REGULAR & EARLY/EXAM DISMISSAL TIMES […]

Dr. Brumley Gets Board Approval for Educator Pay Raise Plan; Measure Goes Before Voters in May

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s plan to increase educator pay was approved by the Jefferson Parish School Board during tonight’s meeting. Three months ago, the board directed Dr. Brumley to develop a compensation plan for consideration. The measure is now turned over to the citizens of Jefferson Parish, who will vote on […]

Dandridge Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for December 17

The meeting will take place Monday, December 17 in the library of G. T. Woods Elementary (1037 31st St. in Kenner) from 6 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Ruppel Academy Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Academic Performance

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School for outstanding academic performance. The Louisiana Department of Education selected Ruppel Academy to be recognized under the category for exceptional student performance. “The work taking place at Ruppel Academy deserves this national spotlight,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The […]