Students, Parents and Staff Suggest Principal Evaluation Criteria

The Principal Selection Committee, chaired by Assistant Superintendent of High Schools Glenn Baete, hosted a community meeting with students, parents, staff in the Manual Auditorium Thursday 6-8pm. In advance of the meeting, 354 students, parents and staff completed a survey ranking ten aspects of a new principal. The results are shown below. with the key characteristics highlighted in red.

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How To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

On July 20, JCPS initiated a search for a new principal for duPont Manual High School. Kirk Lattimore was named acting principal on July 25 until a permanent principal is selected. The SBDM Principal Selection Policy requires the creation of a Principal Recommendation Committee including the SDBM and 1 administrator, 2 teachers, 1 parent, and 1 … Read moreHow To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

‘Priceless’ Value of PTSA Membership: Information!

PTSA Priceless Value

There are many benefits of PTSA membership at Manual, but one that I found more valuable than any during my four years was the information available in the Facebook group. It is an incredible resource for families new and veteran alike. For example, our President Robin Weiss put together the handy summary below of FAQs while helping out at school yesterday and posted it in the group. 

Access to our ‘closed’ Facebook groups is one of the ‘members only’ benefits, and well worth the $10 annual investment all by itself. Join or renew now so you don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/JoinManualPTSA. HEADS UP: we will be comparing group members against our dues roster for the 2018-19 school year in mid-August, and removing those who are not current PTSA members.

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New Manual POST Format

New Manual POST Format

Our weekly email newsletter has a new look and format, thanks to incoming 4th VP-Communications Jim Cabral and his awesome tech skills!

One of the standing rules of our PTSA is that we will not proceed or continue with any program or initiative unless the resources are in place to do it properly. Publishing a weekly newsletter has required a big time commitment in past years, and has been an obstacle to recruiting new communications team leadership, so much so that we considered discontinuing the POST, even though it is a valuable resource and benefit for our community.

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Congratulations Elizabeth Mays

Elizabeth Mays

Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a vote for a parent representative for the principal recommendation committee. With over 26% of the votes, Elizabeth Mays has been elected to serve.

Elizabeth has worked in the public education realm for many years – as a JCPS teacher, Community Outreach Director for Teach Kentucky, and Education Outreach Director for EdjAnalytics. Her board service includes the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, Young Authors Greenhouse, and KMAC Museum, where she served for 10 years, including 2 years as President. During her tenure as President, she led the process of hiring a new Executive Director. 

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2018 Science Olympiad and MST Camps

Our award winning duPont Manual Science Olympiad team are currently hosting Camp Science Olympiad, a week-long immersion for students into MST and the world of Science Olympiad (SciOly or SO) competition. So far, students have made homemade slime and other concoctions. Next week, MST camp will give incoming MST freshman students a good understanding of what a school day … Read more2018 Science Olympiad and MST Camps

Welcome acting principal Kirk Lattimore

Superintendent Marty Polio today named Kirk Lattimore as acting principal of duPont Manual High School until the SBDM names a permanent principal. Mr. Lattimore retired in 2016 after 28 years with JCPS as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. The PTSA welcomes Mr. Lattimore to duPont Manual and looks forward to working with him … Read moreWelcome acting principal Kirk Lattimore

Leadership Change at duPont Manual

duPont Manual’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a neutral body which serves to support our students and parents with relevant information as they navigate through high school. We are releasing what we know regarding the reassignment of Manual’s Principal Gerald Mayes.

Based on the results of the investigation conducted by an outside investigator, Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio has decided to reassign Jerry Mayes to a non-instructional position within the district, effectively immediately.

Assistant Principal Greg Kuhn will work with Dr. Glenn Baete, Superintendent of High Schools, during the transition to oversee the daily operations of the school. The search for a new leader will begin right away, with Dr. Baete working collaboratively with the School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council to choose a new principal.

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