Public Schools Told To Brace For Up To 7 Percent Funding Cuts

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky public education officials are
being told to brace for funding cuts as deep as 7 percent.

Education Commissioner John Draud says it's only a possibility
that funding would be reduced that much. He notified Kentucky's 174
school superintendents Monday.

Draud also says the state Education Department could have to cut
back spending 12 percent in the new fiscal year and acknowledges
that would also affect the school districts.

The caution comes after state agencies, including public
colleges and universities, were told they could face 12 percent
less funding next year.


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  • by c Location: fkt on Jan 10, 2008 at 05:58 AM
    That's right takes the woes of the budget out on the children. It seems to be the government way these days! Instead of cutting back on stupid stuff like sports and entertainment you will cut back on the education of our children. The schools boards don't really care about the children either! They are more interested in getting elected than they are educating the children. I also agree that they need to go back to the basics! Stop worrying about competing with the world and worry about teaching our children how to live in THIS COUNTRY! Teach them how to get a job and keep it! The stupidity of some of this stuff you teach them is amazing! Teach them to read, write, and do math. Half of the kids working at stores CANNOT count back change, they have to have the register to it for them! Craming useless facts down their throats is not teaching! The teachers have to be getting frustrated with all the "NEW" ideas and having NONE of them work! GO BACK TO THE BASICS AND FORGET THE REST!
  • by johnny Location: ky on Jan 10, 2008 at 05:34 AM
    to i got sense.what are you talking about we didnt screw up rember fletcher was the one that left the state in this mess.but you haft to blame some one else dont you.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Jan 10, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    One thing I would cut at Scott County High Schools is the student day care. Why should we have to pay for the fact that some teenage girl couldnt keep her legs closed?
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Jan 9, 2008 at 09:29 PM
    We will pay for and fund what we value most...education or sports and entertainment.
  • by Igot sense Location: East KY on Jan 8, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    Casinos or education well looks like you all chose to fatten your wallets instead of the minds of our children thanks a lot you realy screwed this one up voters of kentucky.
  • by Anonymous Location: wayne county on Jan 8, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    insstead o f cutting everone elses pay and losing there jobs maybe they could cut the superintendants pay and let him fell waht us others feel like by getting cut and possibly losing our job.
  • by teacher Location: ky on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:42 PM
    The state should get rid of CATS and go back to the CBTS. Also the cuts should come to the board of educations. In Pike County, we have more instructional supervisors than schools. Years ago, we had 3 instructional supervisors and many more schools. Stop giving everyone's relative a job and start giving the money back to the students were it belongs. Tired of being underdog to the topdogs at the board of education.
  • by Kelly to Kevin Location: Lexington on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM
    Maybe the casino money will go to education and help you learn how to spell. And, KY has the worst education system in the nation, not the state. KY is a state (duh!).
  • by A. Solution on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:25 AM
    If Kentucky would legalize the production of hemp as a cash crop a great deal of revenue could be generated. We could produce, manufacture, and retail the plant's products right here in Kentucky with little opposition worldwide. Kentucky used to be one of the largest producers of hemp in the beginning of the 20th century.
  • by Kevin Location: Kentucky on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Kelly, I'm not sure where you get that KY is the worst system in the state, but never you worry, the casinoes will fix this for all of us.
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