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Safety, Lack Of Support Causes Some Louisville Teachers to Resign

Since the start of the 2015-16 school year, 72 JCPS teachers have resigned their positions, up from 62 during the same time period (July-October) of last year. Both of those figures are down from the 92 teachers who resigned during the same time period in 2013-14.

Earlier this year, a survey by the Jefferson County Teachers Association found a growing concern among teachers about student behavior, even at the district’s elementary schools, which typically receive few complaints.

Since September, 17 teachers at a dozen JCPS schools have contacted WDRB to share classroom concerns ranging from assault and disruptive behavior to the lack of action from the district’sStudent Response Teams (SRTs), a committee of school-based staff that is supposed to support teachers with extreme student behavior.