First and foremost, thank you for your continued commitment to the future of Boyle County kids. I fully support all efforts being made by educators across the state to stand united and urge the Kentucky Legislature to override the Governor’s veto of HB 200, HB 366 and HB 362.
Boyle County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018, to allow staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort and advocate for our students and public education.
HB 200, HB 366 and HB 362, jointly approved by the House and Senate, are critical bills that allocate state resources and set revenue structures to fund them. Last week, Governor Bevin vetoed these bills and asked legislators to reconsider the deep cuts to education he outlined in his initial budget proposal. In the Governor’s proposed budget, funding for Boyle County students would be cut by $1.7 million during the 2018 - 2019 school year. I urge our state legislators to override the Governor’s vetoes.
The decision to close school was a difficult one, and I regret any inconvenience it may cause to Boyle County families. I appreciate the support demonstrated by many in the community over the last few months.
The Board of Education will determine the end-of-year instructional calendar at this evening’s special called board meeting. The Boyle County High School Site Based Council will set the date for graduation soon afterwards.
Mike LaFavers, Superintendent