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JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later we are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. We represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County. 

Our mission is to serve as the active voice of our members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of our members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.

» #OurJCPS State Takeover Resources: Community Materials

#OurJCPS State Takeover Resources: Community Materials

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» #OURJCPS State Takeover Resources: VIDEOS

#OURJCPS State Takeover Resources: VIDEOS

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» #OurJCPS State Takeover resources: Letters of Support


#OurJCPS State Takeover Resources: LETTERS OF SUPPORT

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#OurJCPS State Takeover Resources: MEDIA COVERAGE

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» Tuesday, May 8th ACTION ALERT: Attend JCBE Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH: ACTION ALERT--ATTEND JCBE MEETING in support of the JCPS Race and Equity Plan

  • What: Jefferson County Board of Education Meeting
  • When: Tuesday, May 8th @ 7:00 pm
  • Where: VanHoose Education Center
  • Why: JCPS is making REAL progress with REAL solutions to address the needs of ALL students. ALL of our schools desere equitable support and resources. Come out and support the Recommendation for Approval of JCPS Racial Educational Equity (Second Reading)
  • Action: Sign up to speak during public remarks to share support of JCPS' decision to meet the needs of ALL students through adoption of this proposed Board Policy.


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» Thursday, May 10th ACTION ALERT: Attend Community Forum




Bishop Dennis Lyons and Reverend Charles Elliott are organizing a community forum on KDE takeover of JCPS, and respectfully request that our membership attend the event.



Community Forum on JCPS Takeover

Beginning at 7:00 pm
Thursday May 10, 2018
King Solomon Baptist Church
1620 Anderson St
Louisville, KY


Hosted by:
Rev. Charles Elliott
Bishop Dennis Lyons



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» Monday, May 7th ACTION ALERT: JCTA All-Member Meeting

Monday, May 7th ACTION ALERT: JCTA All-Member Meeting



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» Saturday, May 5th ACTION ALERT: Run for the Roses; March for JCPS


The #OURJCPS Coalition is made up of many partners who are passionate about our students and the importance of local control.  Two events have been planned on Derby Day: one group is planning an event in the morning and the other in the afternoon. JCTA is promoting both. We encourage our members to attend whichever works best for your schedule (or even both)!  Please see details below:

Morning Activism Opportunity: "RUN FOR THE ROSES; MARCH FOR JCPS!"


  • Who: JCAESP, JCTA, SEIU, and Teamster 783 Members, Families, Friends, and Infield Ticket Holders
  • What: "March for JCPS!" (March from CB Young to Wagner's Pharmacy)
  • Where: Meet at CB Young (3001 Crittendon Drive)--free parking!!!
  • When: Saturday, May 5th
  • Time: 10-11 am
  • Wear: Red
  • Bring: Your Signs in support of Local control


Afternoon Activism Opportunity:
Join parents, students, teachers, staff, taxpayers and community leaders on Saturday, May 5th at Iroquois park at 12:30 p.m. as we march to the outside of Churchill Downs where we will hold a subsequent rally to Defend Public Education in Jefferson County.


  • Who: parents, students, teachers, staff, taxpayers and community leaders
  • Where: Meet at Iroquois Park
  • When: Saturday, May 5th @ 12:30 pm
  • Why: To demonstrate solidarity and support for local control
  • Wear: Red
  • Bring: Signs in support of JCPS and local control


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» 2018 Legislative Session Information

The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly’s Legislative Session has been filled with significant legislation, including what felt like a rollercoaster of ups and downs during the final three weeks of the Session.  JCTA was present, on the ground, lobbying legislators and advocating for not only Kentucky’s public education, in general, but Jefferson County Teacher Association members, in particular.  Throughout this time period, JCTA kept members informed of the details within key bills with articles, charts, and videos that were shared on social media and sent out in all-member emails. These informational pieces have been collected and posted here for easy reference:




  • SB151 JCTA President Brent McKim summarizes Senate Bill 151, the pension bill, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 29, 2018.

  •       Pension Video Series:

o    KY Pensions (Part 1) Chronology - This is the first in a series of videos discussing recent events impacting the Teachers Retirement System of Kentucky by JCTA President Brent McKim. 

o   KY Pensions (Part 2) What's not in SB15-Part 2 discusses numerous harmful provisions in previous versions of the pension bill that were removed through the effective engagement of JCTA/KEA members and their allies.

o   KY Pensions (Part 3) Changes for Current Active Teachers-Part 3 discusses the only change in SB151 that effects current active teachers.

o   KY Pensions (Part 4) Changes for Current Retirees-Part 4 discusses the provisions in SB151 that will affect current retirees and current active teachers who retire on or after January 1, 2019.

o   KY Pensions (Part 5) Changes for Future Teachers-Part 5 explains the Cash Balance Hybrid plan for future teachers hired after January 1, 2019.

o   KY Pensions (Part 6) Other SB151 Provisions-In this final video of the series, other miscellaneous provisions in SB151 are discussed.




·      Key Jefferson County Votes in 2018 Legislative Session

·      Comparison of 3 Main Pension Bills:

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