Musgrove Takes Funding Message Statewide

Meridian, Miss.
Former Mississippi governor, Ronnie Musgrove, visited Meridian this afternoon to talk about a lawsuit that he says would get more education funding in the state.

Fourteen school districts have already joined the lawsuit. It asks for $115 million that they say they're owed from 2010 to 2015 in which districts were not fully funded.

The lawsuit also seeks to get an injunction issued to fully fund all schools.

Musgrove says he hopes this lawsuit will give public schools the funding they need to serve the state's children.

"Our leadership is not making schools and education a priority," said Musgrove. "I've said it from one end of the state to the other. The best economic development tool a community can have is their public school."

Musgrove says other school districts have taken action to join the lawsuit and it will be amended next week to add those districts to the list.