State of Mississippi unveils new legislation to fully fund MAEP

The Mississippi Senate unveiled legislation to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program and add an additional $181.1 million into school budgets.

The proposal comes on the heels of the largest pay raise in the state’s history, a $240 million investment in education.

The three technical updates to the MAEP formula were explained at a joint meeting today, the updates including the way the base student cost is calculated and changing the percentage cap on local contribution.

The House Bills that include the technical changes to MAEP and the appropriate now move to the full Senate for consideration.

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