Budget Plan Approved For Mississippi Public Schools

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI)- Lawmakers approve an increase in Mississippi’s K-12 education budget.

The House and Senate approved House Bill 1592 Monday and it’s being sent to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk for final approval or veto.

The bill provides $2.2 billion in state money for school spending in the budget year starting July 1st.

However, most of the money isn’t going to the main formula that fund publics schools.

MAEP will get a slight increase to pay higher health insurance costs for teachers.

Lawmakers will expand spending on a program that pays for kids 4 years old to attend preschool.

The state will spend more on teacher bonuses for schools that perform well in the state’s rating system.

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