JCPS Superintendent Keynote Speaker at PTO Annual Membership Meeting

Tonight’s meeting brings local and national leaders together to discuss opportunities they see to improve educational equity for every child in JCPS and across the country. The theme, “Be the Change You Want to See,” was selected by PTO officers prior to the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, it’s more appropriate than ever. This crisis not only brings into stark daylight the many disparities and inequities that exist in public education, both in our district and across this country, but it further exacerbates them. We are grateful for the opportunity to have our speakers share their thoughts on the future of public education in light of this crisis with our members and followers, and share opportunities that they see to reshape public education going forward.

Guests include Dr. Marty Pollio, Jitu Brown and Dr. Lois Weiner, as well as Tiffany Dunn, Kumar Rashad, Latasha Harrison and Gay Adelmann, and PTO officers and community supporters to present awards and provide organizational updates. At the conclusion of the meeting and speakers’ portion of the program, there will be a 15-minute moderated Q&A. We will close the program with a video reading of a book written by students from Moore High School.

The Louisville PTO is a district-wide parent teacher organization that was created at the beginning of this school year in an effort to provide additional supports and resources for JCPS schools that experience that historically lack strong parental involvement and community support. Examples of some of these efforts include the PTO’s Winter Coat Connection, "Authors of Tomorrow" writing contest, plug-and-play online fundraiser stores, and other programs designed to engage parents and community members. Please also check out their public and private Facebook pages where they are offering programming content and events aimed at narrowing the digital divide during this pandemic.

Louisville PTO: “Every Child Deserves Equality.”