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5:46 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Education Leaders Decry Diminishing Funding At One Day Summit

Less than two months before the next Legislative Session, education advocates met in Lexington to discuss funding for Kentucky Schools.

Stu Silberman of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Credit lanereport.com

It was a full house in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites in Lexington for the Education Summit sponsored by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Kentucky Education Action Team.

Stu Silberman, former School Superintendent for Fayette County now serves as the Executive Director for the Prichard Committee.  With continual cuts to federal and state funding for education, Silberman says local boards have stepped up to try and find additional dollars which is great news for districts that can afford it, but poorer counties are being left behind…creating educational gaps.

The summit included an overview of the state’s education finances, a student perspective of school funding, tax reform updates and round table discussions for participants.