As of March 30, 2022, House Bill 1 (HB1) was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.
With this bill, lawmakers are taking several positive steps toward creating a brighter future for Kentucky students and public schools. KASS has been advocating for many of these developments, which include:
- Funding pupil transportation at 70%, bringing us closer to our goal of fully funding school transportation.
- Funding full-day kindergarten for both years of the budget. KASS hopes to see this funding permanently codified so that schools can confidently make much-needed investments in their students, teachers, and programs.
- Setting the SEEK base at $4,100 and $4,200 for each of the next two years respectively, making progress towards our ultimate goal of restoring the 1990 per-pupil level of $4,700.
We are greatly encouraged by these reforms and will work to ensure our General Assembly continues to build on this progress toward putting kids first in Kentucky.