About CBE

The Council for Better Education was formed in 1984 and brought the lawsuit that culminated in the historic Rose v. CBE ruling on Kentucky's constitutional education obligations. Today, the Council for Better Education, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation whose members include 168 of Kentucky's 173 public school districts.


CBE's member school districts are represented by an Executive Committee that includes:

  • Matt Robbins ‐ Daviess Co. ‐ President
  • Jesse Bacon ‐ Bullitt Co. ‐ Vice President
  • Jay Brewer ‐ Dayton Independent ‐ Secretary
  • Rob Clayton ‐ Warren Co. ‐ Vice President
  • Thom Cochran ‐ Johnson Co. ‐ Vice President
  • Scott Hawkins ‐ Woodford Co. ‐ Vice President
  • Matt Thompson ‐ Montgomery Co. ‐ Vice President
  • Patricia Sheffer ‐ Union Co. ‐ Treasurer
  • Henry Webb ‐ Kenton Co. ‐ Vice President


  • Tom Shelton ‐ Executive Secretary

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