Legislative Hearings Online, Revenue Tanking

The Mississippi Legislature is back in session to make decisions about the appropriation of CARES Act funding. The Senate is live-streaming its hearings for public viewing with the links posted on the Legislative web site. The Education hearing will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. Find the full schedule of hearings here

April revenue numbers are in, and it looks like the state budget will take a pretty big hit as of July 1 – at the same time that decisions are being made about what school will look like this fall. Our voices will be more important than ever as state and school leaders navigate uncharted waters – with our children’s futures at stake. Please share this email with your friends, and encourage them to join us. This is no time to be left out of the conversation. Our specialty is connecting parents and educators with decision-makers; invite your friends to join us here.

Want the inside story on what to expect from our Legislature? Check out the Mississippi Collective’s Virtual Happy Hour Millennial Legislators Speaker Series. Rep. Zakiya Summers is on tap this Thursday at 5:30. It’s casual, fun, and VERY informative. Don’t want to be seen? Join with “audio only.” But don’t miss it. Get your Zoom link here.

There are lots of moving parts when it comes to COVID-19, budgets, and plans for public schools, but we are on it! We’ll keep you filled in on the latest, because together, we’ve got this!