15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) believes that every voice should be heard when we talk about education. We also believe that the strongest voices are the ones who are directly involved in the education process: teachers, administrators, students, and parents. These voices are being threatened with a takeover by the state of Kentucky. When the audit began, it was clear that changes were needed at Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), but since that time significant changes have occurred. JCPS has shown it is willing to make changes that will improve our school system. A state takeover would not only hurt the momentum of these changes within the district but also silence the input of community stakeholders. 15th District PTA supports JCPS and stands united with JCPS against a state takeover.
The Evangeline j. Sansome Scholarship Applications are due March 15th!
If you are a senior and a member of your PTSA – you may qualify for a scholarship. Click here for the application and more information.
Did you PTA have an awesome program or project? Do you have a volunteer who is outstanding? Was your membership campaign awesome this year? If so – tell us about it. We give awards away at our banquet in May for volunteers, programs, projects, membership campaigns, social media, newsletters, website, male involvement, and advocacy. Check out all the award applications here.
Be an advocate and tell JCPS
what you want in a superintendent.
Here is the link to the survey.
Please join us at 4 public forums.
Area residents also may provide input in person by attending an upcoming public forum. The Q&A-style meetings are an opportunity for the public to meet and hear from the finalists.
All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Scheduled public meetings include:
- Town Hall Forum
Thursday, Jan. 25, Central High School
1130 W. Chestnut St.
- Student Q&A Forum
Monday, Jan. 29, Gheens Auditorium
4425 Preston Hwy. (adjacent to Louisville Male High School)
- Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, Jan. 30, Ballard High School
6000 Brownsboro Road
- Town Hall Forum
Thursday, Feb. 1, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
5901 Greenwood Road
Check out our website for more information
Please see the following video of our president being interviewed on 07/28/17 on WHAS TV.
You can also go to the following site to sign up. Be a part of our children’s future.
The 15th District Parent Teacher Association Back-to-School Clothing Blitz will be held at 319 S. 15th Street from Monday, July 31, through Saturday, August 5.
All JCPS families in need are eligible to participate. Students will receive a new uniform, and families may shop the gently used clothing at the 15th District PTA’s Clothing Assistance Program. There will be information booths, and all children will receive a free lunch, courtesy of JCPS School and Community Nutrition Services. To register for the event, contact your child’s school and ask about signing up for the 15th District PTA’s Clothing Blitz.
Here are some of the pictures from the awards dinner. For the complete album please visit:
If you do not have access to Facebook and need a certain photo please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 413-1639
Please be advised the financial review form has changed please use this form to do your financial review.
Please use the following forms:
nomination for parent (PDF)
nomination for parent rep super screening 2017 (Microsoft Word)
We have received information of some changes to the requirements to the 2017-2018 fundraising form and a change in the due date. All fundraising forms MUST be turned into the District Superintendent on or before May 22,2017. local units must check with their principal’s to find out the date they want this years forms to be turned into them. Also the from we have been using has changed and the correct form can be found below. If you have already turned in your fundraising form please check with your principal to make sure your unit dose not need to resubmit before the deadline. Remember if you do not turn in your fundraising form before the deadline you will not be able to hold a fundraiser for the 2017-2018 school year.
Here is the From the Ground Up! fund: https://metrounitedway.
*****Attention all PTA’s and PTSA’s********
Fundraiser Approval Form Due June 1 2017
fundraiser approval form ( Click here for Word form download)
Please remember our election will take place at our annual awards banquet on May 10,2017 at the Ramada Plaza 9700 Bluegrass Parkway. please come and join us in the celebration.
The 15th District PTA was honored to be guests at Manual’s Founders Day celebration. Hear are some photos from today.
Please enjoy your digital copy of Family Matters. The 15th District PTA monthly newsletter.FamilyMattersFebOnline
R.S.V.P please click the following link:
“Harold L. Steele” $1000 Student Scholarship
This is a biennial (every two years) scholarship that is awarded in even numbered years. The scholarship is awarded for a two year period, $500 for each year, providing the recipient’s grades justify awarding the following year. Financial need, academic achievement, personal remarks, and involvement in school and community service will be considered by the selection committee.
$500 Student Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017 )
Each year, the Kentucky PTA awards a number of $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors from schools with PTAs/PTSAs, who plan to attend accredited colleges or universities in Kentucky and pursue a degree in educational field. Financial need, academic achievement, personal remarks, career plans and involvement in school and community service will be considered by the selection committee
$500 Teacher-Member Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017)
Teacher scholarships are granted to Kentucky certified teachers for the purpose of obtaining credit toward a master’s degree or Rank 1. Financial need, number of dependents, personal remarks and letters of recommendation will be considered by the selection committee. The teacher must be a member of the PTA/PTSA.
$500 Parent-Member Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2017)
The Kentucky PTA will award one scholarship to a PTA or PTSA parent-member planning to attend an accredited public college or university in Kentucky and pursue an undergraduate degree in education or in a health field. Financial need, number of dependents, career plans, involvement in PTA/PTSA work, and letters of recommendation will be considered by the selection committee. The applicant must be a member of the PTA/PTSA.
This is very important legislation that will affect every student in Jefferson County and across the Commonwealth. If we do not take action as parents and families then we will lose one of our only voices in our children’s education.
Say No to BR426
The 2017 Kentucky Legislature will make important decisions about the future of school councils. The first challenge is already here: Senator John Schickel of Boone County has filed a bill (BR 426) that would give superintendents powers that currently belong to councils.
- authority to set school policies in all areas listed in the main section of the law about council roles (curriculum, instruction, extracurriculars, assignment of students and staff, school schedule, etc.)
- full authority to make personnel decisions, including principal vacancies
- ability to determine instructional materials
- authority to plan professional learning, and
- power to decide student support services.
The bill would leave principals with the responsibility to develop wellness plans and decide about educational displays in a school. Councils would become an advisory group. Continue reading
Hot off the Press!!
Our 15th District PTA December/January Newsletter has been mailed to all PTA Officers. An electronic copy of the December 2016/January 2017 Newsletter is available below for you to share with all your members.
Purchase your Reflections note cards today!
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Join us as we unite behind JCPS!
This is not political – this is about showing our support and keeping our voice in our district! Please join us as we rally to show support for our elected leaders!
Sign- up to speak at
Reflections Entries Are Due by
noon on October 20th.
We are accepting them at 15th District PTA at CAP 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, October 16th to Thursday. October 19th and Friday, October 20th from 9:00 am to noon. Address is 319 South 15th Street, Louisville, KY 40203