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Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Application Available Online

The Jefferson Dollars for Scholars application is only available online on the Students and Parents tab. A list of available scholarships is also posted. Registration is necessary so student can come back to the application to complete or edit it. Parents have a segment to complete. This is generated by applicant putting in parents’ email […]

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 […]

ESL Parent Center Hosts Workshop on JPPSS Policies & Procedures

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Office of English Language Learners is offering a workshop on JPPSS policies and procedures. This free class will be offered December 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Parkway in Harahan. We will talk about the policies established by state law, […]

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 […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall December 11 in Metairie & Jefferson

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 Tuesday, December 11 in Metairie and Jefferson. The coffee chat will take place at Pontiff Playground at 1521 Palm Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. 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 results created […]

New Council Gives JPPSS Parents a Seat at the Table

A parent is a child’s first teacher, and Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wants their guidance on important decisions that impact the district’s 50,000 students. The new Superintendent’s Parent Council held its first meeting on Friday, November 9. This council will build and strengthen family and school partnerships, which are essential […]

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.