Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked a judge Wednesday to order the state to pay money that 21 school districts say they are owed from past school underfunding.
Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for local school districts in Mississippi are asking a judge to rule in their favor without having a full trial in the case.
State education officials making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi’s school funding formula were questioned Tuesday in a budget hearing about rising spending on administrators and whether lawmakers should spend more money on programs not included in the formula.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.
Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding.
Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding.
Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Monday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.
Former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove met with The Dispatch editorial board on Wednesday to promote a lawsuit that would force the state to compensate school districts for the amount of money they have been under-funded since 2010.
Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years.
A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.