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Thank you to those who support KY-Tech educational programs

To the Editor:

It was my pleasure to participate in the Kentucky Tech-Letcher County Area Technology Center’s annual fall steering committee meeting led by Principal Barbara Ison. I want to thank businesses and school leaders who support career and technical education programs offered at the school.

We are working through some tough economic times affecting funding. The Kentucky Tech-Letcher County ATC budget is set by the General Assembly and managed by the Office of Career and Technical Education. It is the leanest in the history of our Kentucky Tech system of schools.

I appreciate Rep. Leslie Combs, Letcher County Schools Superintendent Anna Craft and all the members of the school’s steering committee who took time from their busy schedules to attend the meeting and offer their support. We were able to briefly talk about how difficult it is to manage in tough economic times with limited state budget resources.

On behalf of the entire Kentucky Tech system of schools, I want to take a moment to express to Senator Johnny Ray Turner our sadness for the recent loss of his father and thank him for attending so many Kentucky Tech steering committee meetings across his district. Sen. Turner, Rep. Combs, Superintendent Craft and all of us understand the value of offering high-level technical skills to students and its economic impact on Letcher County, Kentucky and the nation.

The very sharp and highly skilled students taught at the Kentucky Tech-Letcher County ATC represent the seeds of recovery for our nation.

MICHAEL L. KINDRED Deputy Executive Director Office of Career and Technical Education Kentucky Tech System of Schools Frankfort

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