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JCPS Helps Pay For Study Showing Kentucky Public Education Is Underfunded

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Kentucky’s largest school district has agreed to help pay for a study that backers say will  prove the state’s public education system is underfunded.

More than 100 school boards have approved funds for the Council for Better Education’s study. Nearly every Kentucky school district is represented by the council, which asked its members to voluntarily help cover the costs.The Jefferson County Board of Education agreed Monday night to spend around $21,000 toward the study. “It’s really important that Jefferson County have a voice and a presence in this discussion about funding. We cannot sit on the sidelines and be silent and not be a part of it,” says Superintendent Donna Hargens.The $130,000 study is already underway, but council president Tom Shelton previously told WFPL it would not be ready when the General Assembly convenes in January.(Image via Shutterstock)