LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, in conjunction with 19 superintendents from East Kentucky school districts, recently honored members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their commitment to education in the KVEC region. The official ceremony was held on Feb. 18. Awards were given to Rep. Fitz Steele, Rep. John Short, Sen. Chris Harris and Sen. Johnny Ray Turner. Hazard Independent Schools Superintendent Sandra Johnson was at the event to present Rep. Fitz Steel with his certificate of honor.
KVEC is one of several educational cooperatives in Kentucky. The cooperatives exist to provide assistance and expertise that will benefit the school districts that are part of each cooperative’s membership base. Through KVEC, local school districts can receive comprehensive educational services and programs that support educational improvement efforts. Kentucky’s educational cooperatives also work to maximize the purchasing capabilities of the schools they represent, thereby improving their fiscal efficiency.
Legislative actions taken by state government can have a broad impact on organizations such as KVEC. The awards handed out in February were presented as recognition of efforts each honored official has taken to secure the KVEC mission.
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