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First Readings from November 14, 2017 Regular School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Dale In the event that the upcoming millage does not pass, I move that we direct the Superintendent to bring to us at our next meeting a millage proposal that would include raises for our teachers as well as support employees, and that would include some aspect of allocating greater […]

Metairie Academy, Terrytown Elementary Named Nov. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Metairie Academy and Terrytown Elementary for being recognized as September 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Metairie Academy won the honor for the East Bank. Terrytown Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 20 through 24 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 27. Click here to download the entire 2017-18 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Collins Elementarty & Strehle Elementary will be Open Tuesday, November 14

Collins Elementary and Strehle Elementary will reopen and resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, November 14. Strehle Elementary was closed today due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. Collins Elementary lost power today and students were transported to Marrero Middle.

Nov. 13, 2017: Collins Elementary is Without Power, Students Moved to Marrero Middle

Collins Elementary is without power and its students have been transported to Marrero Middle. Students are safe and will still be provided school meals and bus transportation home. Collins Elementary parents who wish to check their child out of school may do so at Marrero Middle, which is located at 4100 7th Street in Marrero.

Strehle Closed Monday, November 13th

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced that Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale will be closed on Monday, November 13th due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. The situation is being evaluated and the district will announce any further closure of Strehle should it become necessary.

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: November 14, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most JPSB meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel […]

Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2016-17 District & School Performance Scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores today. The Jefferson Parish Public School System improved in a number of areas including these five: Dropout Credit Accumulation Index, ACT assessment index, strength of diploma (Graduation Index), Cohort Graduation Rate Index and Cohort Graduation Rate. While the overall District Performance Score […]

Library Media Coordinator Selected as the Region I Leader of the Year for LACUE

Sheree Caminita, Library Media Coordinator for JPPSS, was nominated and selected as the Region I Leader of the Year for LACUE. LACUE is a professional nonprofit organization that recognizes and promotes the use of computers in education. Its officers, directors and board members include education professionals from across the state. Sheree was nominated because of her […]

Early Voting Now Open in the November 18 Election

You can now vote in the November 18 election. Early voting is open now through Saturday, November 11. Jefferson Parish residents will vote on a new millage to provide a pay increase for JPPSS teachers and support staff. You can learn more about this important vote by visiting jpschools.org/vote2017. Early voting is November 3-11 from […]