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School Ends 2.5 Hours Early August 30 for Teacher Professional Development

We’ve all felt the life changing impact of a teacher. A high-quality educator can literally alter the course of a life. We want to create more of these moments for our students…and to do so we must invest in professional development for our teachers. Jefferson Parish Public Schools, like high-performing districts across the nation, practice […]

ACT 303 Petition Forms Now Available

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is now accepting ACT 303 Petition Forms. ACT 303 gives individuals with disabilities who failed to receive a high school diploma, the option to petition their local school board for reconsideration. Click here to download the form. For an individual to be eligible, they must have been identified as […]

Jefferson Parish Virtual Academy Orientation August 24

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting an orientation for parents and students to learn more about its virtual academy. The Jefferson Parish Virtual Academy orientation will be Thursday, August 24 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will be in room 1701. […]

Register for JPPSS Adult Education Classes September 11-12

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place September 11 and 12. Classes begin September 13. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school equivalency, career […]

JPPSS Students to Experience Monday’s Solar Eclipse

For the first time since all of our students and many of our teachers were born, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. On Monday, August 21 the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, totally or partially obscuring the view of the sun for the entire nation. The […]

First Readings from August 16, 2017 School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Cedric Floyd Move, that the Board retains Byron LeBlanc, LeBlanc and Schuster, to provide Public Relations and Design Services related to Voter Education concerning the Pay Raise Millage scheduled to be on the ballot for November 18, 2017 for the amount of $______________. First Reading authored by Cedric Floyd Move that […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in Special Session on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., in the Board Room of the JPPSS Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. The board will interview candidates for the District III seat and select an interim candidate. Click this link to view the agenda. Most […]

JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises Placed on the Nov. 18 Ballot

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an action during its meeting on August 8 that will place teacher and employee raises on the November 18 ballot. Jefferson Parish citizens will vote on an 8.45 mill property tax to provide the pay raises. If approved by voters, all certified teachers in JPPSS would receive an annual […]

All JPPSS Students Can Wear Shorts Until October 6

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the beginning of October thanks to a vote during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agenda item that alters the uniform policy for students in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length […]

Advanced Study Academies 2018-19 Applications Now Available

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its first 2018-19 Advanced Study Academies application period. Parents who are interested in having their child attend an ASA next school year can apply September 25 until October 20, 2017 at noon. Applications can be downloaded at this link. In addition to being available at […]