The Hardin County School district is adjusting its spending habits in anticipation of budget cuts at the state level. The News-Enterprise reports it's in reaction to Gov. Matt Bevin telling state agencies to cut 17 percent from their budgets.
Hardin County schools are temporarily freezing spending for professional development. Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt doesn’t expect the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding to be affected. That funding makes up a large portion of the school’s revenue. State lawmakers haven’t increased SEEK funding in several years.
Gov. Bevin instructed state agencies to cut their budgets by 17 percent earlier this month, to make up for a budget shortfall. Schools around the state are waiting to hear how the commissioner will cut their budget. Federally funded programs will not be affected by the spending freeze.