ky dept ed1 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/13/13) – House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, is questioning an announcement earlier this week by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday that the first 57 school districts to raise their dropout age will receive $10,000 each in ‘planning grants.’
 
Today Representative Hoover sent a letter to Governor Steve Beshear expressing concerns about the use of those funds when many local districts are cutting positions and can’t afford to provide essential items to students.
 
“I find it disturbing the Commissioner of the Department of Education is offering more than $500,000 in public education funds to advance this agenda while tens of thousands of children in Kentucky are desperately in need of textbooks,” Rep. Hoover wrote to the Governor. “My questions are this, where is the money coming from? If KDE has, all the sudden, $500,000 dollars for this graduation initiative, how much other money is ‘laying around’ over there? If there is $500,000, all of a sudden, why hasn’t the money been used previously for essential expenditures and unmet needs such as textbooks?”
 
“(Ten) years from now it will not matter that we have raised the minimum age for high school dropouts if we continue down this path of spending money which without a doubt no member of the legislature or the public was told was available,” Hoover further wrote.
 
Rep. Hoover’s letter was delivered to the Governor’s office on Friday.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Michael Goins
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Miners Slip past Hoppers, 6-5

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — In the Ohio Valley League, host Madisonville notched its third straight win on Monday,… Read More

KSR to Broadcast Drew Franklin Live at Hudson Toyota Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — On Wednesday July 1, Kentucky Sports Radio featuring Madisonville native son, Drew… Read More
1 DOW 17,619.51
+23.16 (0.13%)    
2 S&P 2,063.11
+5.47 (0.27%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,986.87
+28.40 (0.57%)    

Most Read This Week

June 25, 2015 4358

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4125

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3298

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3151

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 3124

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44668

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 11157

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 29, 2015 2983

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 2203

Earlingman Faces Multiple Charges after Alleged…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 1042

Hope2All Food Bank Opens in Drakesboro

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 831

KRS Accounting Fraud Created Pension Crisis

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 30, 2015 770

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 606

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 603

Another ‘Welcomed’ Sign

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 30, 2015 584

UofL School of Dentistry Ranked No. 2 in the…

by UofL Health Sciences News
June 29, 2015 510

Muhlenberg Allstars 9-10 Fall to Warren North

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 454

PSC Approves Settlement in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

by Andrew Melnykovych