KY Educators Want Funds For Kindergarten, ESL Students

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky Board of Education wants the State Legislature to pay for full-day kindergarten. It also wants to give school districts more money for students with limited proficiency in English.

Those are among the Board's funding priorities as it gears up for the 2004 General Assembly. The next legislative session is expected to set off fierce competition for funding from many interest groups. The Board may also ask the legislature to broaden the state's basic school funding formula to cover preschool education.