Seven percent or 12 percent. Neither option bodes well for public education.
Preparing his budget with what he says is a major shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear has requested that Education Commissioner Jon Draud submit proposals to cut 12 percent of the Kentucky Department of Education's general budget for fiscal year 2009 or 7 percent from the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund.
SEEK funding is based on a formula that treats school districts equally, taking into account local revenues, student demographics and other variables.
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