February 14, 2008

KY Commissioner Withdraws Request for More Time

“Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon Draud today withdrew his request for additional time off.

Draud had asked the Kentucky Board of Education for 20 days of annual leave each year, instead of the 12 days to which he was entitled as a state government employee, and a one-time bonus of 30 sick leave days. Both were given to him by the state board yesterday…


Draud’s request, and the school board’s unanimous vote that granted him the extra days, raised questions from some, including [Governor] Beshear, as the state wrestles with a budget shortfall.

‘I question the appearance this creates during this time of financial crisis,’ Beshear said yesterday. ‘I trust that the state board took that into consideration before making its decision,’” reports the Courier-Journal.