At Mount Vernon Elementary, students used iPads to work math problems. The Rockcastle County school board hasn’t sought the maximum allowable property tax rate for the past seven years, but district officials say they are meeting students’ needs.
At Mount Vernon Elementary, students used iPads to work math problems. The Rockcastle County school board hasn’t sought the maximum allowable property tax rate for the past seven years, but district officials say they are meeting students’ needs.
At Mount Vernon Elementary, students used iPads to work math problems. The Rockcastle County school board hasn’t sought the maximum allowable property tax rate for the past seven years, but district officials say they are meeting students’ needs.

Part Two: Many school districts opt out of millions of dollars to educate kids

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Shortchanging Our Schools

A quarter-century after statewide education reform, some Kentucky communities and their elected officials — school boards, sheriffs, property valuation administrators and county attorneys — aren’t doing all they can to fund local schools, a Herald-Leader investigation found.

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February 19, 2015 04:30 PM