JCPS is the largest school district in Kentucky and the twenty-eighth largest school district in the United States, with more than 99,000 students in 90 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 20 high schools, and 22 other learning centers. JCPS has approximately 13,600 full-time employees and 5,800 teachers. The annual budget is approximately $873.5 million, with 96 percent of the budget directly funding programs and schools (approximately $6,900 per student per year).
The local public agency provisions of the Kentucky Model Procurement Code have been effective within the district since 1980. These provisions give each local public agency the right to adopt regulations that will assist in the purchasing process. The Jefferson County Board of Education first adopted procurement regulations in September 1980. Under Model Procurement, competitive sealed bidding is the preferred method for the procurement of supplies and services. JCPS bids any commodity, supply, service, or construction project with an aggregate annual dollar expenditure of $20,000 or more.
Minority and Women Business Enterprises Commitment
JCPS provides equal opportunities to all of its bidders with respect to the bidding and award of goods and services and construction contracts. The board actively and aggressively encourages and promotes the participation of Minority and Women Business Enterprises as its vendors and construction contractors.