Message from the Superintendent: March 2014

We are fully into testing season, with the iLEAP and LEAP tests scheduled to begin in just a few weeks on April 7. As I mentioned in my last eNews message, we rely on parent and family support for our students during testing to ensure that all of our students are prepared and ready to […]

Message from the Superintendent: February 2014

With only 10 school days left until the start of state testing season, the next few weeks are an extremely important time for our students, our teachers, and our schools. Parent and family support during this period is essential for our students to do their best – so we ask that each of you make […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2014

I am pleased to share through this eNewsletter some of the good news we have received over the past few weeks, including our two state championships; our newest Posse Scholars, and Bridgedale’s National Title I Distinguished School recognition. I also want to thank our plant managers, bus drivers, operations staff, principals, and our parents for their […]

December Message from the Superintendent

As we prepare to close out 2013, I want to thank all of you once again for all of your support of our wonderful students, staff, and schools. With the end of the year also comes various preparations and celebrations for the holidays. At JPPSS, many of our schools celebrate the season through song, dance, theater, […]

November Message from the Superintendent

As we head towards the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment and sincerely share my gratitude for your support of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools. In this month’s Superintendent’s Spotlight show, I highlight the good news that we’ve recently received, from the district’s performance earning a “B” grade, to our schools being recognized by […]

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 […]