State's Education Chief Warns Of Layoffs

Dec 5, 2013

photo courtesy of The Lane Report
photo courtesy of The Lane Report

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says up to 2,000 educators jobs will be gone if lawmakers don't restore school funding cuts. 

Holliday made the comments Wednesday during a break at the state Board of Education meeting.  The Department of Education has asked lawmakers for $336 million more in state funding for the 2014-16 budget biennium to restore funding to pre-recession levels.  Holliday says tax reform and expanded gambling could provide more revenue for the state to use for education. 

Lawmakers have said they would like to restore funding cuts to school districts if possible.