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Additional Education Funding Requested

Sumter County

The chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education says the funding levels the panel is recommending in the state’s next two-year budget will deliver a better education for every Kentuckian.

Democrat Kelly Flood is from Lexington and she testified today (March 10) before the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

She says the subcommittee agrees with Governor Beshear’s proposals to increase Kentucky’s basic funding formula and bolster technical support, too. However, Flood’s panel would also hike funding for pre-school education by more than the amount the Governor requested.

Flood’s subcommittee is also proposing additional funding for the Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor’s School for the Arts. She says the panel wants another 100 students to be added to both programs.

The Governor’s budget seeks an additional 300-million dollars for K through 12 education programs.

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