These documents describe Picus Odden & Associate’s findings from a contemporary, independent review of Kentucky’s school finance system. Under contract with the Council for Better Education (CBE), the study, conducted December 2013 through August 2014, examines multiple aspects of the KY school finance system, including the following:
- An analysis of Kentucky’s education system with comparative states.
- A series of models based on prototypical schools and districts that allow KY to determine the adequate cost of bringing students to state standards (2012-13).
- An additional study, requested by the Advisory Committee (Appendix A), follows a similar methodology as the comparative states work, but compares Kentucky to the most successful states in terms of academic performance.