Pickering: MAEP underfunded by $732,757

According to the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor, preliminary calculations by Mississippi Department of Education underfunded the MAEP formula by more than $732,000.
In a letter addressed to legislative leaders and Governor Phil Bryant, State Auditor Stacey Pickering outlined his concerns over the accuracy of the state department of education’s data and stated that numbers from MDE and OSA did not corroborate.
Pickering also cited the differences in needs of schools across Mississippi and recommended the legislature mandate an independently conducted study of these needs in each school district to provide proper education funds for all Mississippi K-12 students.

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