Boone County school officials will meet with Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher's chief of staff this afternoon to discuss the district's financial viability following a new county property reassessment that could cost the district up to $5.2 million in state support.
The hastily scheduled meeting in Frankfort is the latest development in the ongoing battle to get additional state funding for what has become - by far - the fastest-growing school district in the state.
This week, that battle fast-forwarded when administrators got word that a state emergency reassessment of commercial property values in the county could cost the district $5.2 million in state funding.
"We live with the reality that for every two dollars we pay, only a dollar goes back to Boone County," said state Rep. Addia Wuchner Wednesday. "For the majority of the state's districts, they put in 75 cents and get a dollar back."
After meeting with Boone school officials earlier this week, the Florence Republican arranged a meeting with Stan Cave, the governor's chief of staff, in hopes of spotlighting the problem come January's legislative budget session...
This from the Cincinnati Post.