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Your School District’s (Full) Funding for 2024-2025

Mississippi’s public school districts will be fully funded for the 2024-2025 school year – the first time in 16 years that public schools will receive what state law requires! See your district’s funding. Notably, the new Mississippi Student Funding Formula (MSFF) calls for funding each district based on net enrollment rather than average daily attendance, something […]

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Voucher Lawsuit News, Education Bills Become Law

In a 7-2 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court avoided ruling on the constitutionality of public funds going to private schools. A majority of justices opined that Parents for Public Schools (PPS) failed to show that public schools suffered any harm due to the Legislature’s 2022 appropriation of $10-million in federal pandemic funds for private school infrastructure

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2024 Legislative Session a Win for Public Schools

Thank you, thank you, thank you! For thousands of calls, texts, emails, and meetings. For early mornings and late nights. For social media posts and mobilizing family and friends. For standing in the gap for public school children and teachers. You made a difference. And our children, teachers, and public schools will be the beneficiaries. 

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School Funding, Education Bills Pass; Voucher Threat Remains

We are almost to the finish line, and most of the measures for which you have advocated have passed the House and Senate, including the conference report for the education appropriation bill (see below). However, we need your continued vigilance on HB 1988 – the Children’s Promise Act, which provides millions of dollars in subsidies

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Senate Passes School Funding Law, Calls Needed on State Subsidies for Private Schools

Today, the Senate passed HB 4130, creating the Mississippi Student Funding Formula to replace the MAEP as Mississippi’s school funding law. The bill now will go to the governor for his signature. The Senate released a projection showing how each district fares under the new plan. See it here. Senate Education Chair Dennis DeBar explained that the bill

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Senate Suspends Rules to Introduce New School Funding Bill

The Senate has passed a resolution suspending deadlines to allow the introduction of a bill to create a new school funding law. SCR 548 calls for a funding law that includes key elements outlined in a letter that education associations sent to legislative leaders in February: an objective formula for determining the base student cost

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Senate Finance Committee Advances Bill Benefiting Private Schools

This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee amended and passed HB 1988, the Children’s Promise Act, which provides tax credits benefiting private schools. While the committee has removed for now the tremendous increase in these tax credits, if the bill goes to conference it very well could come back with millions more in state tax dollars

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