First Lady Jane Beshear's Communications Office
Statement from First Lady Jane Beshear on House Bill 301

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2010  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Jill Midkiff

FRANKFORT, Ky. – “Education is our top priority in Kentucky, and I am delighted that HB 301 passed the House Education committee today.  This bill will help even more Kentuckians obtain a high school diploma, and will prepare students for a more successful future.  I am particularly grateful to Rep. Jeff Greer and Rep. Reginald Meeks for their sponsorship of HB301, as well as committee chair Carl Rollins and Speaker Greg Stumbo for their co-sponsorship and enthusiastic support.  In addition, I appreciate the support and hard work of Commissioner Terry Holliday and the Kentucky High School Graduation Coalition.

“We must take aggressive steps to improve education and opportunities for our young people, and I call on the entire House to pass this bill – an important step for Kentucky’s future.”