Beshear proposes $2 billion in additional funding for education budget

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 9:47 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2022 at 9:54 AM CST
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear unveiled his proposed investments in education Monday morning.

Beshear is proposing $2 billion in additional funding over the next two years in pre-K through high school education.

He says this budget would start at the earliest age, providing universal pre-K for all four-year-olds and funding full-day kindergarten for every Kentuckian for the first time ever.

His proposed budget also includes a raise for teachers. Beshear says this budget would provide a minimum 5% salary increase for all school personnel.

The governor is expected to deliver the full budget address to a joint session of the legislature on Thursday.

You can read more on the proposed funding here.

You can watch Monday’s announcement below.

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