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19 June Advocate

June 2019 cover
Kentucky School Advocate
June 2019
 
Rose remembered 
In 1984, a group of superintendents challenged the state and won. The Kentucky Supreme Court said lawmakers must fund the state’s schools both adequately and equitably. We take a look back at the landmark case that changed public education in Kentucky.  
 
A thorny Rose       
Though the Rose decision led the state to put more money into Kentucky’s K-12 schools, the influx was short lived. Experts on the lawsuit say the state has failed to live up to the full promise of an efficient system of common schools. 
 
 
 
Arts alive
Danville Independent’s board of education has maintained a decades-long commitment to the arts. The small district has a full-time arts education director and a performance hall. For its dedication to arts education, the board won a national award.

Students become leaders
Paducah Independent Schools held its 19th annual Bobby L. Jones Future School Board Members program in March. Ten students are selected to learn more about the role of board members and then run the March meeting. Paducah board member Janice Howard said the program could "be a catalyst for these students to participate in leadership roles.

 
Bridging the gap
A few districts have a non-voting student representative on its board to give a voice to the students.

Kentucky Gives Day a success
KSBA’s Educational Foundation raised more than $5,000 for its First Degree Scholarship program, and the Foundation received a monthly commitment from the Kenton County school board. 
 
 
 
June 8 will mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Kentucky Supreme Court decision in the case of Rose v. Council for Better Education. In his opinion, Chief Justice Robert Stephens declared the entire Kentucky system of common schools unconstitutional. A bound edition of the entire pleadings in the case is housed in the Legislative Research Commission’s library.
 
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