Kentucky Department of Education

3:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kentucky Budget Facing $3.6 Billion Spending Gap

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As lawmakers kick off the inaugural day of the 2014 General Assembly, the scope of the state's dire budgetary situation is coming into focus: Legislators will have to find a way to come up with $3.6 billion to fully fund budget requests from state agencies.

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6:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Agencies Speak Out Against Restraint, Seclusion of School Children


The Kentucky Division of Protection & Advocacy and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities have released a booklet highlighting the potentially dangerous and harmful effects of restraining and secluding school children. Director Marsha Hockensmith says Kentucky Protection & Advocacy has received more than 100 complaints over the past five years of public schools immobilizing students or confining them to a closed room.

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