School Board Races And The Future Of JCPS




School Board Races And The Future Of JCPS – Judge Sean Delahanty





























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By Matthew Leffler Category: Election News, Voter Guide

With the state’s looming take over of Jefferson County Public Schools at bay for now the School Board races may be worth reviewing more than usual.  How the embattled school system required more funds and voted to increase property taxes is worth considering.  Especially when we consider that taxpayers spend $11,000 a year per student for the education that JCPS has given recently.  The national average of $11,300 puts JCPS in the middle of the country in terms of spending.

We were unable to find a website for any candidate running for school board.

JCPS Spends The National Average
JCPS School Board District Map
JCPS School Board District Map

Current Jefferson County School Board

Board Member Bios

  • District 1:

    Diane Porter

    (40 yr Experience As A Teacher And Administrator)

  • District 2:

    Dr. Chris Kolb

    (Ph.D. Anthropology)

  • District 3:

    Stephanie Horne

    (Attorney And Former PTA President (2 Terms))

  • District 4:

    Benjamin Gies

    (At 25 he’s the youngest person to serve on board)

  • District 5:

    Linda Duncan

    (Former JCPS Teacher and Administrator)

  • District 6:

    Dr. Lisa Willner

    (Licensed Psychologist)

  • District 7:

    Chris Brady

    (Has Worked As Adjunct Professor at IUS)

Candidates for School Board

SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 1

Diane PORTER

SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 3

James CRAIG

Jenny BENNER

Derek Jermaine GUY

SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 5

Linda D. DUNCAN

SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 6

Waymen EDDINGS

Corrie SHULL

Nicole AGHAALIANDASTJERDI

Angela SMITH

For information about other races in the Louisville Metro Election check out our Voters Guide.


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JCTA, JCPS Teachers Union, Endorses Sean Delahanty for District Court Judge

Better Schools Kentucky, the political organization of the Jefferson County Teachers (JCTA) has endorsed your [Sean Delahanty’s] election campaign for Jefferson County District Court Judge, 30th District, Division 6.

Judge Sean Delahanty is humbled to have the endorsement of the largest educational political organization in Louisville, KY.
Better Schools Kentucky is a political action committee made up of Kentucky teachers. They seek to support pro-public education candidates who will promote what is best for children and public education throughout the Commonwealth.
The Better Schools Kentucky Committee evaluates incumbents’ voting records on public education issues, interviews candidates, and reviews candidates’ answers to written questionnaires. After considering all of this information, the Committee recommends candidates who are strong advocates for children, teachers and public education; candidates who will listen to the concerns of classroom teachers; and candidates who feel, as they do, that teachers and public schools are important.

The PDF endorsement letter is viewable at the bottom of this page.
Louisville’s Sean Delahanty understands that free public education for all students in Louisville, KY is essential to the growth and prosperity of the entire community.  While there are challenges in any community, Delahanty is proud of Louisville’s educational system.  Delahanty is a native Louisvillian.  Judge Delahanty believes his local education and his teachers were an impactful force leading to his career in law.  This community should lead the advocacy, education and curriculum of it’s schools.

BSK Represents JCTA

JCTA was first established in 1968. Over thirty-five years later they are the recognized bargaining agent for over 6,000 certified personnel employed by Jefferson County Public Schools. They represent teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in every one of the public schools in Jefferson County.
JCTA’s mission is to serve as the active voice of their members; promote quality and equity in public schools; expand and protect the rights and interests of their members; and advocate human, civil and economic rights for all.
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