Some Kentucky teachers could be facing layoffs in coming months
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday say inadequate state funding could lead to the loss of an estimated 1,000 teaching positions next year. Holliday told the Lexington Herald Leader that up to 12 Kentucky School districts may not meet their financial commitments by March or April and if the money is not restored, teacher layoffs will occur. Hundreds of teacher and teacher assistant positions are expected to be lost to federal sequestration. The State Board of Education is asking the General Assembly for an estimated 336 million in order to prevent the cuts.