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Coalition making the case for school funding

Coalition making the case for school funding

More than 100 education leaders from across the state turned out in January as the Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT) announced its organization and released data on school funding cuts since 2008 during a Capitol Rotunda news conference.

Top right: Speakers, including KSBA Executive Director Bill Scott, gave their take on the impact of school funding cuts over the last four years on behalf of the KEAT members: KSBA, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of School Councils, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky PTA and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

One of the positives from the KEAT event was the amount of statewide media attention helping debunk the myth that school funding in Kentucky hasn’t been cut in recent budgets. New Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens was one of nearly two dozen superintendents who attended the news conference.
(From left to right) KSBA President Tom Blankenship of Lincoln County, directors at large David Webster of Simpson County and Allen Kennedy of Hancock County and Associate Executive Director David Baird examined charts showing the per pupil reductions in state funding in areas from SEEK to textbooks.
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