Thursday, August 02, 2007

Boone school officials take concern to Frankfort

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.

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