Wednesday, June 04, 2008

3 education groups back Beshear pension effort

I'm busy with curriculum writing this week and haven't posted much but here are a couple of quick hits. And I'm willing to support this first one - even without a seat at the table.

This from H-L:

FRANKFORT --Three Kentucky education groups are backing Gov. Steve Beshear's plan for a special legislative session later this month on public employee pension reform.

In a joint announcement Tuesday, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and the Kentucky School Boards Association supported the Democratic governor's proposal to begin to overhaul the state's retirement systems in a possible session to begin June 23.

"This endorsement followed assurances by the governor's office that an issue of paramount importance to local school leaders -- any changes in the retirement system in which classified school employees participate -- will be thoroughly studied for action at a future time and will not be part of the proposed special session this month," the groups said in a statement.

The groups said their endorsement is also contingent on having "a place at the table -- which has not been the case so far." ...

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