Mississippi Board of Education Chairman Dr. Wayne Gann has issued a letter expressing his dismay over statements made about public education funding by current Mississippi State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel. It has been widely reported that McDaniel, earlier in the campaign, advocated eliminating the education funding that Mississippi schools and colleges receive from the federal government. News reports indicate that […]
If you are a registered Mississippi voter and have not yet signed a petition for full funding of our public schools, please be sure to sign one before time runs out. Your signature on a petition will help get language on the November 2015 ballot to require the Mississippi Legislature to adequately fund public schools.
What impact might the current Senate and Congressional elections have on public schools? A BIG one! Mississippi children benefit heavily from the federal investment in our public schools, and the folks we send to Washington determine, in large part, the resources that are available to educate our kids. According to the Mississippi Legislative Budget Office, Mississippi received approximately
Allowing Mississippi voters to decide on a constitutional amendment regarding school funding first requires collection of signatures on petitions, indicating the desire of Mississippians to have the chance to vote on this issue. More than 100,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot. If 20 people in every each school district were to
Initiative 42 is an effort to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require that public schools be adequately funded. The proposal calls for gradual increases in K-12 funding, whenever revenue grows, until full funding is reached. Opponents of adequate public school funding are attempting to defeat Initiative 42 by falsely claiming that passage of the initiative would result in tax increases or budget cuts.
The first charter school application to be approved in Mississippi is for Reimagine Prep in Jackson. It plans to open in the fall of 2015 to serve 110 students in grade 5, gradually expanding to serve 440 students in grades 5-8 by 2018. The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board voted today to approve the proposal from