Although its funding request for next year will go up slightly, Lowndes County School District Administrator Kenneth Hughes doesn’t expect to see an increase in millage when the district presents its budget for 2017.
Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District officials have approved separate operating budgets for the 2014-2015 school year that, on paper, constitute $65.69 million in combined expenses.
Starkville officials authorized City Clerk Taylor Adams Tuesday to review Starkville Parks and Recreation’s audit and budgeting issues in order to determine how the city will handle the autonomous board after numerous anomalies surfaced in its Fiscal Year 2012 report.
High school dropouts are costing some $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday.
If states were to increase their graduation rates, state and federal lawmakers could be plugging their budgets with workers’ taxes instead of furloughing teachers, closing drivers-license offices and cutting unemployment benefits.
Mississippi legislators head into the 2013 session knowing they have deficits to address in corrections and Medicaid.
Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.