MS Dept. of Education releases data to show school district losses under Gov. Barbour’s 5% cut

Jackson, MS – Sept. 9 the MS Dept. of Education released two tables with data by school district to show how many MS Adequate Education Program (MAEP) and Education Enhancement Fund (EEF) dollars each school district will lose as a result of the 5 percent reductions Governor Barbour has ordered pursuant to MS Code 27-104-13.

For example, the data shows that DeSoto County School District, now the largest in the state, will lose a combined total of $6,265,087 dollars in MAEP and EEF funds. The data also shows that Jackson Public Schools, now the 2nd largest in the state, will lose a combined total of $6,318,279 dollars in MAEP and EEF funds.

The total loss of MAEP funds statewide will come to $103,529,838. The total loss of EEF funds statewide will come to $3,464,630. The total of MAEP and EEF fund ambien online losses statewide will add up to $106,994,468.

When the Governor issued his announcement of the education cuts he said the cuts are necessary because of the declining tax revenues the state has received since the end of the legislative session. House Education Chair Cecil Brown, who is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, contends that the Governor has alternates sources of revenues available in the state’s reserves and federal discretionary stimulus funds that would make all of most of these cuts unnecessary.

Southern Echo has created a map of the Mississippi school districts that shows the total combined losses for each district of MAEP and EEF funds as the result of the Governor’s cuts. This map can be downloaded from our website and be re-printed or forwarded to others by email for their consideration

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