Auditor, Education Commissioner call for school superintendent data to be more transparent to taxpayers

  The Bluegrass Institute has pointed to serious problems with the transparency of information about public school superintendents for several years now with our Rewarding Failure expose. Our efforts are now being vindicated. In a press conference today, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen and Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday called for greatly…

News Release: Bluegrass Institute’s campaign for education accountability gains support of state leaders

(Frankfort, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute supports efforts announced this week by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and State Auditor Adam Edelen to bring transparency to the school superintendent evaluation and compensation process. In a joint news conference on Thursday, Holliday and Edelen announced their intention to require school superintendent contracts, evaluations and…

Kentucky gets more money to turn around Persistently Low-Achieving Schools

But, will this help Jefferson County? The US Department of Education just announced that Kentucky will get another $7.7 million to spend on improving the state’s Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) under the federal government’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. US Ed’s announcement also claims: “Early findings show positive momentum and progress in many SIG schools,…

Auditor: Former Dayton Independent superintendent got over $220,000 in unauthorized payments

Case being referred to FBI New superintendent asked for audit In the latest of an on-going stream of highly revealing audits of improper activities in local school systems around Kentucky, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen just released a new shocker on highly questionable payments to the recently retired superintendent in the Dayton…

Auditor: Former Dayton Independent superintendent got almost $250,000 in unauthorized payments

Case being referred to FBI New superintendent asked for audit In the latest of an on-going stream of highly revealing audits of improper activities in local school systems around Kentucky, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen just released a new shocker on highly questionable payments to the recently retired superintendent in the Dayton…

More jeers than cheers for pension-reform shenanigans

Cheers to Paducah Independent Sen. Bob Leeper for filing a bill limiting Kentucky General Assembly sessions to every other year instead of annually. Before voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing annual sessions in 2000, the legislature met only in even-numbered years for 60 day sessions. Unfortunately, Kentuckians were convinced by big-government types that allowing politicians…

Event: Is Kentucky Competitive?

Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University Citizen Economic Education Seminar Making Kentucky a More Competitive Commonwealth Friday, April 5th from 9:30 AM -2:00 PM Crowne Plaza Campbell House 1375 S Broadway Rd, Lexington, KY 40504 Why is it that Kentucky’s neighboring states seem to advance while Kentucky lags behind?…