Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick funding notes: Adequacy, stimulus, Koch

A new funding adequacy analysis by Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning concludes that Jefferson County needs $282.6 million more to be adequately funded, not counting preschool needs. There's a summary of the study (using the "evidenced-based" method) in the new Greater Louisville Education Project report.

Check out the House Education Committee's Kentucky district-by-district summary of Title 1 and IDEA stimulus funds. The bigger fiscal stabilization and smaller school improvement items from the same bill are not included. (Hat tip: Learning Curve)

Kyna Koch, veteran KDE leader on finance issues, will leave Fayette County government to rejoin the Legislative Research Commission staff, according to Bluegrass Politics.

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