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JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises Placed on the Nov. 18 Ballot

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an action during its meeting on August 8 that will place teacher and employee raises on the November 18 ballot. Jefferson Parish citizens will vote on an 8.45 mill property tax to provide the pay raises. If approved by voters, all certified teachers in JPPSS would receive an annual […]

All JPPSS Students Can Wear Shorts Until October 6

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the beginning of October thanks to a vote during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agenda item that alters the uniform policy for students in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length […]

Advanced Study Academies Application Window Opens September 25

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its first 2018-19 Advanced Study Academies application period. Parents who are interested in having their child attend an ASA next school year can apply September 25 until October 20, 2017 at noon. JPPSS will host two ASA Admissions Information Nights to help answer parent questions. […]

First Day of School is Thursday, August 10 for Students in Grades 1-12

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System is Thursday, August 10. Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will start on either August 15 or 16. This date varies by school. If you have school-related questions, please contact your school office. Click here to find contact information […]

Understand Your Child’s LEAP Scores with the State’s Parent Guide

On August 30, students who were in grades 3-8 during the 2016-17 school year received their LEAP student reports. These reports include an overall student assessment performance, a breakdown of student performance on specific skills, and a comparison of how your student’s performance relates to other students in the school, district, and state. The Louisiana Department […]

Services for Ray St. Pierre Scheduled for Saturday, August 5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System family is deeply saddened by the loss of veteran educator and school board member Ray St. Pierre. Visitation will be Saturday, August 5 beginning at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home (7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA). The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Following the service, the funeral procession […]

JPPSS Speech & Hearing Dept. Named Outstanding Public School Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has been recognized at the state level for the speech and hearing services it provides children throughout Jefferson Parish. The Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association awarded the JPPSS Speech and Hearing Services Division the 2017 Outstanding Public School Program of the Year. “Congratulations to these dedicated educators for receiving […]

Recent JPPSS Graduates Sound Off in National ‘Gen Z’ Panel Discussion

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System alumni shared their perspectives on going to college with an audience of education professionals from around the world at BbWorld 2017, an annual conference hosted by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc. During the session, “Gen Z Panel: Changing expectations and perceptions of today’s students,” Class of 2017 Haynes […]

Anthony Davis Basketball Camp in August

Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans will hold a basketball camp at the University of New Orleans on August 7 and 8 for kids between ages 7-15. This will be the first camp Anthony Davis has ever held and he is excited to spend time with kids from around the city to help teach […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]