(FRANKFORT, KY) – Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown offered the following comments following Gov. Andy Beshear’s first budget address on Tuesday evening.

“We are very pleased to see that Gov. Beshear’s budget reflects an investment in our teachers, our schools and most importantly, our students,” said Brown. “This is truly an education first budget.”

Kentucky Department of Education staff will be meeting with Gov. Beshear’s budget staff on Wednesday to go over more details of the budget.

“We are looking forward to working with the governor, his staff and the General Assembly to ensure that each and every student in the Commonwealth is empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future,” Brown said.