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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 […]

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.

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 […]

New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

Drinking Water Tested & Safe at JPPSS Schools; Media Report Claiming “Failed” Tests is Inaccurate

A recent media report incorrectly stated that a number of JPPSS schools “failed” tests for lead in water. Our district follows federal guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality. The report did not use these federal guidelines. It used recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. JPPSS contracted with an independent environmental […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 19-23 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 19 through 23 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 26. Click here to download the entire 2018-19 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Learn Where to Find Your School’s Report Card and What It Means

It’s almost report card day, but not for students. The Louisiana Department of Education is releasing report cards for all our schools and district on November 8th. For families, this is an honest look at the academic status of your child’s school. For educators, the reports will highlight school strengths and areas for improvement. You […]

Teacher & Staff Start Times Delayed November 1 Due to Weather Forecast

Due to forecasted severe weather by the National Weather Service during morning commute times, we will adhere to a delayed start time for our elementary/K-8 teachers and central office employees. Parent Teacher Conference times will remain as previously announced. Employees who report to Elementary /K-8 Schools will report at 9:30 a.m. Elementary/K-8 Parent Teacher Conference […]

New Superintendent’s Teacher Council Enhances Educator Influence in JPPSS

Jefferson Parish Public School System teachers have a seat at the table thanks to Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. The Superintendent’s Teacher Council held its first meeting recently. This new council provides district leaders with stronger teacher perspective. “Our teachers know better than anyone what their students need to be successful,” said Dr. Brumley. “If we […]

Thanking Our Instructional Leaders for National Principals Month

October is National Principals Month. Watch this message from Dr. Brumley and some of our leaders in the Teaching and Learning Department.