Graphic reading: From the desk of the commissioner, An update from Jason E. Glass, Ed.D.Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass offered the following comments following Gov. Andy Beshear’s second budget address on Thursday evening.

“I’m pleased to see Gov. Beshear and Lt. Gov. Coleman maintain their focus on education as an investment and a pathway to a better Kentucky,” Glass said. “Now more than ever, our students and teachers need these added resources to overcome the challenges we face.”

Glass said he was particularly pleased to see a boost in funding for the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf – where resources provided have not kept up with rising costs outside their control.

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

“We are looking forward to working with the governor, his staff and the General Assembly to protect education funding and ensure that each and every student in the Commonwealth can grow and prosper,” he said.