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Who will the Jefferson Parish School Board Appoint as the next Superintendent? Watch Live on JPS-TV

JPS-TV will carry today’s Special Session of the Jefferson Parish School Board that starts at 11 a.m. The nine-member board is expected to appoint the next superintendent of Jefferson Parish Public Schools. JPS-TV can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and on AT&T U-verse channel 99. Viewers can also watch the live stream by […]

Message from the Acting Superintendent: March 2015

With the first blooms of the season just around the corner, this time of year offers a wide variety of school-related activities, from spring sports to statewide testing. As many of you know, JPPSS and school districts across our state and country kicked off state testing on March 16. Over the course of the next few weeks, […]

JPPSS Board Seeks Public Opinion in Selecting Next Superintendent

Members of the Jefferson Parish School Board are soliciting input from JPPSS stakeholders and community members on selecting the school system’s next leader. The School Board Superintendent Search Survey is now open to the public and will remain accessible until Monday, February 16, 2015. The survey was designed by the board to gather feedback on the qualities desired in […]

Superintendent Announces Departure Date

Dr. James Meza, Jr., superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced today that he will leave his position at the end of September 2014, a role he has held since 2011. Meza initially came to Jefferson Parish as a transitional leader and soon became known as the “turnaround superintendent.” He led a […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Approves Superintendent Contract, Including Performance Objectives

The Jefferson Parish School Board today approved the superintendent contract for Dr. James Meza Jr., extending Meza’s term as head of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) until June 30, 2014. The contract includes specific performance objectives to be fulfilled by Meza over the course of his tenure that focus on improving student achievement, […]