Senate OKs Money for K-12

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Senate reversed itself Friday on a bill to restore $45 million to the K-12 public education budget.

The chamber approved a plan that, instead, would give back $28 million to schools struggling with operations after a series of spending cuts.

The new plan calls for taking $58 million from the health care trust fund and spreading the money across numerous programs and agencies, including education.


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  • by Teacher Location: Mississippi on Feb 6, 2010 at 04:47 AM
    We're glad the Senate restored the $45 million to fund K-12 education. Cutting the budget that much would (for many districts) cut teacher positions thereby increasing class size--NOT something that lends itself to better quality classroom instruction. Thank you, Mississippi Senate for making a wise move on behalf of the students in Mississippi.
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