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Watch: Special Halloween Message from Merlin Meza

See below for a special Halloween message from Merlin Meza:

October Message from the Superintendent: Vote on October 19

Dear JPPSS Families and Community Members, I want to be sure that you are aware of an important election coming up for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) on October 19, 2013. On this date, Jefferson Parish residents will be asked to renew the 7 mills property tax for our school system. The millage […]

September Message from the Superintendent

When the current school board members and I first came to JPPSS, our philosophy was that we could build a system around the needs of every child. This dream has become a reality in Jefferson Parish — we have built a system around the needs of children. The quality of life in our community is […]

August Message from the Superintendent: Welcome Back!

Superintendent’s Message: May 2013

Dear JPPSS Community, As we close out another school year, I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to everyone in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools community for all of your support and dedication to our students and our schools. A huge congratulations also goes out to all of our graduates, the class of […]

Superintendent’s Message: April 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: First, I want to offer my congratulations to four of our high schools who were nationally ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools list: Haynes Academy, Patrick Taylor Academy, Thomas Jefferson, and Fisher Middle/High School. This is a real honor for these four schools – […]

Superintendent’s Message: March 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: This year has been one of great evolution for our school system, as we continued to further the work we began almost two years ago to dramatically change the way that we serve our students in Jefferson Parish. We only have a few short months left in this year, […]

Superintendent’s Message: February 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members:  We were honored this month to host State Superintendent John White at Chateau Estates Elementary School as he presented his statewide address on the LDOE’s plans for 2013-14. I want to thank the Chateau Estates community for being such welcoming hosts for Superintendent White, and for being great representatives […]

Superintendent’s Message: January 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: The new year is off to a great start for JPPSS. Already, we have honored five students for being selected as Posse Scholars and hosted State Superintendent John White to recognize our 27 “Top Gains” schools. Many of our schools are in the midst of festivities to celebrate the […]

Superintendent’s Message: December 2012

Dear JPPSS Employees and Community Members: As we continue to celebrate the holiday season and head towards 2013, I would like to once again express how thankful I am to you for your support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The recent tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut serves to remind us how […]