Message from the Superintendent: April 2017

I attended the annual Governor’s West Bank Luncheon with a special guest recently. Mark Breecher is a senior at Fisher Middle-High and our half-day career technical school, Cuillier Career Center. Governor John Bel Edwards was the keynote speaker. As Gov. Edwards spoke about ways to move our parish forward, I though about how fitting it […]

Message from the Superintendent: March 2017

As adults, we’ve learned that life is full of important “tests.” Whether it’s a job interview or a presentation to a prospective client, life is packed with these focal moments. If you want to get that job, land that client, or make a good first impression, it takes preparation and focus. Preparation and focus are […]

Message from the Superintendent: February 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System serves all students in our parish. We’re a district as diverse as the community in which we live. Our nearly 50,000 students consist of at-risk and advanced, rich and poor, African-American and Asian-American, Hispanic and Caucasian, and everything in between. Academic achievement for all students, regardless of background, is […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2017

Everyone in the Jefferson Parish Public School System would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to the residents of Jefferson Parish. Our 4 mill property tax renewal passed by an overwhelming margin on December 10. We are grateful for your support and will continue to be good stewards of your resources and trust. Many […]

Message from the Superintendent: December 2016

I want to inform you of an important vote coming up for our district on Saturday, December 10. Jefferson Parish residents will vote on a renewal of the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s existing millage of 4 mills. As stakeholders in JPPSS, it is important we are knowledgeable about this millage renewal, take the proactive step […]

Message from the Superintendent: November 2016

Every child deserves a quality education and every community deserves quality public schools. The Jefferson Parish Public School System has experienced tremendous success over the past eight years. We still have much more work to do, and we need your help to finish the job. On Saturday, December 10, Jefferson Parish residents will have the […]

Message from the Superintendent: October 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. For the second year in a row, the Jefferson Parish Public School System partnered with Families Helping Families for the 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying. I was honored to once again serve as the co-chairman along with Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Numerous members of the JPPSS family […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2016

The Jefferson Parish Public School System took numerous measures during the month of August to assist families impacted by the tragic flooding across our region. We collected school supplies for Louisiana school systems hard hit by the flooding. The flooding occurred during the start of the school year. Along with personal belongings, families also lost […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2016

The end of the school year is an ideal time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. The 2015-2016 school year should be remembered as a year JPPSS created more choices, continued to earn better results, and cultivated a more welcoming culture. We want JPPSS to be the first choice for […]

Message from the Superintendent: Class of 2016 Commencement Speech

Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph shared the following message with the JPPSS Class of 2016 during commencement ceremonies across Jefferson Parish. I told last year’s graduates to always remember their “why.” I encouraged them to find that foundational reason behind their passions and interests in life. Your “why” goes deeper than “I want to make a […]