Policy & Advocacy
KASA commits to a partnership with the General Assembly, and with all those who would continue to make the education of Kentucky's citizens their highest priority, in order to assure them a place in the world economy and the marketplace.

Legislative Priorities
KASA vows to partner with the General Assembly and all education advocates, ensuring a focus on Kentucky citizens' education for success in the global economy and the marketplace of ideas.
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2024 Education Bills
KASA staff actively track bills by engaging with legislators, attending and monitoring all relevant committee meetings on education, and extending their involvement to subcommittees.
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Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession 
Kentucky faces an urgent education crisis. KASA's Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession is a crucial step to prevent larger classes, reduced teacher quality, and an overall decline in education. Learn More

Resources & Talking Points
KASA will provide essential background information and discussion points, designed to empower you in grassroots advocacy with your legislators on pivotal education-related matters.
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SEEK Transportation Funding
The legislature touted the SEEK transportation appropriation as being 90% in FY25 and 100% in FY26 for transportation costs. That is probably true if you apply those percentages to the cost of transportation in FY23, which KDE calculated to be $398,623,246 for all districts, but the FY24 calculation that was released on March 1, well before the budget was finalized, estimates the cost to be $484,014,845 statewide.
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Sine Die in Frankfort, Final Education Bill Actions of 2024 General Assembly
We are presenting this last edition of Capitol Connection for the 2024 General Assembly by organizing the bills that impact education into categories. This invariably runs the risk of forcing round pegs into square holes as bills do not always fall neatly into specific categories but hopefully this manner of presenting the 2024 enacted bills will enable school leaders to better access the impact of legislation on their districts.
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Drive-In Day
KASA's Legislative Drive-In Day is on February 27, during National Education Week. The primary goal of Legislative Drive-In Day is for legislators to hear directly from their local school leaders on important education issues. 
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Media/News Releases
News Releases, KASA Alerts and Capitol Connection.
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Principal for a Day
This unique program offers legislators a deeper understanding of daily school operations and the challenges faced by administrators, surpassing a standard school visit.
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Celebrating Successes
Throughout the years KASA has been working with legislators there have been times where recognition is a no-brainer. Let's celebrate all of our successes together.
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Meet Your KASA Advocacy Staff

 

           
 Rhonda Caldwell, CAE, Ph.D.,
Chief Executive Officer, KASA
  Bob Rowland,
Director of
Government Relations
   Abby Piper,
Lobbyist
    Jared Smith,
Lobbyist