Kentucky Board Of Education Outlines Legislative Priorities Despite Uncertain Future

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Board of Education wants to increase funding for early learning.

The board met Wednesday to discuss its agenda for 2020, even as it comes under fire from Governor-elect Andy Beshear.

Beshear said he plans to abolish the board and create a new one on day one of his administration, a move that could also mean the end for Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis.

For now, the board says it plans to pursue more funding for career and technical education, along with legislation to give local school boards more authority.

The board did not list funding for charter schools, something it has pursued in the past under Governor Matt Bevin.