Month: December 2009

68% Cut in Add-ons would Jeopardize $176-million in Federal Funds and Devastate Gifted and Transportation Programs

Governor Barbour’s Executive Budget Recommendation for FY2011 included a 68% cut to K-12 Add-ons, state funding for Special Education, Vocational Education, Gifted Education, and Transportation. According to House Education Chairman Cecil Brown, a CPA and former director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, these cuts would jeopardize as much as $176-million in federal …

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Response to Governor Barbour’s Executive Budget Recommendation for FY2011

Governor Barbour’s FY11 budget recommendation calls for funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) at a level that is $237-million, or 10.9%, below the FY10 (current year) appropriation.  The Mississippi Department of Education has estimated that the cost to adequately fund schools in the coming year, according to the MAEP formula, will be approximately $61-million …

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Governor Makes Additional Cuts to FY10 Budget

Governor Barbour announced $54-million in additional cuts to the current-year state budget.  Though MAEP was spared in this round of cuts, the Educable Child program was cut $593,000 and Vocational & Technical Education took at $1.5-million hit for a total cut to K-12 education of $2.1-million.  Agencies included in this round of cuts had their …

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