(AP) - A group representing nearly all of Kentucky's
school districts is planning a study that could show lawmakers that school
funding needs to be restored.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1c5mGTJ
) reports the Council for Better Education is raising money for the $130,000
study, which could begin Dec. 1.
Council president Tom Shelton says the study would design an equitable and
adequate funding system to allow all students to become college- and
The SEEK program, the primary source of money for school districts, has
remained flat while schools have seen increases in the number of students and
average daily attendance figures. That caused the amount of funding per student
to slip from $3,866 in 2009 to $3,827 this year.
Flexible focus funds - which include textbooks, preschool and staff development
- also have dropped.
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