Education and public pensions in Kentucky, specifically the teacher’s retirement system were on the forefront of discussion at tonight’s public forum at Daviess County High School, moderated by Shaelie Clark, news anchor and reporter for 14 WFIE.
The DCHS auditorium was full of teachers who wanted to hear what the candidates had to say about the state’s current decline in education funding, future pension plans, and the establishment of Charter Schools in the state.
A total of eleven candidates came to discuss these issues and their overall thoughts at the forum sponsored by the Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT).
Candidates in attendance were:
- House District 7
- Representative Suzanne Miles
- Challenger Joy Gray
- House District 11
- Dr. James Buckmaster
- House District 12
- Representative Jim Gooch
- Challenger Bruce Kunze
- House District 13
- Representative D.J. Johnson
- Challenger Jim Glenn
- House District 14
- Scott Lewis
- Elizabeth Belcher
- Senate District 8
- Representative Matt Castlen
- Bob Glenn
The questions that were asked all came from Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT).
KEAT is made up of:
- Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA)
- Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA)
- Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS)
- Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA)
- Kentucky PTA (KYPTA)
- Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC)
- Kentucky Education Association (KEA)
Listen to each candidate’s closing statements here.
The entire forum can be viewed on the Daviess County Public Schools Facebook page here.
Get out and vote November 6th!