Mississippi lawmakers approve budget plan for public schools

March 26, 2018 in Education

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Lawmakers are approving a slight increase in Mississippi’s K-12 education budget, although most of additional money won’t go to the main […]

At Mississippi school funding hearing, many say spend more

November 18, 2016 in Education, News

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Seeking public input on possible changes to Mississippi’s education funding formula, many people are telling legislators the most important thing is […]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves agenda: Dump inspection stickers, revamp school funding

January 20, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to eliminate Mississippi’s $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker, decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit and […]

Mississippi Black Caucus calls for full funding of education budget

January 8, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Legislative Black Caucus’ request that House and Senate leaders fully fund Mississippi’s school budget formula appears likely to be fulfilled, based on early recommendations for […]

Attorney General Jim Hood asks just to throw out school funding lawsuit

October 8, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 21 school districts that argues Mississippi owes them $230 million in education aid and […]

Supporters for Mississippi education funding amendment say enough voters have signed petition

October 7, 2014 in Education, News

PEARL, Mississippi — Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with […]

Jackson school system joins education funding lawsuit

September 24, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 Tuesday to […]

6 more school districts join Mississippi education funding lawsuit, plaintiffs up to 20 now

September 16, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 […]