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| 09/03/2009 – Gov. Haley Barbour’s Budget Cut Announcement
Here is Gov. Haley Barbour’s announcement for a state budget cut for public education of 5 percent. State law permits the Governor at the end of October to make cuts up to 5 percent in the state budget when state revenues fall 2 percent or more below the state’s fiscal year revenue estimates.
|MS Code 27-104-13
Here is the state law that authorizes budget cuts.
|09/06/2009 – Guest Column of Rep. Cecil Brown from the Clarion Ledger
Here is a column from the Clarion Ledger in which Rep. Cecil Brown spells out his analysis of the Governor’s budget action.
|MDE Data on MAEP Sept. 2009 5% Budget Cuts by Gov. Barbour
This table shows how many Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) dollars each school district will lose as a result of the 5 percent cut imposed by Governor Barbour in September 2009. MAEP funds represent approximately 70 percent of the funding for school districts.
|MDE Data on EEF Sept. 2009 5% Budget Cuts by Gov. Barbour
This table shows how many Education Enhancement Fund (EEF) dollars each school district will lose as a result of the 5 percent cut imposed by Governor Barbour in September 2009. The table shows the loss in funding for buildings, buses, instructional supplies and ad valorem tax revenues.
|Map of MS School Districts with 5% Funding Losses
This map of the Mississippi School Districts shows the total combined losses for each district of MAEP and EEF funds as the result of the Governor’s cuts..