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JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI-TV) – People in the Starkville area were among the nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at the state capitol building.

It was a rally in Jackson to support education funding, called “A Seat At The Table.” People there say they want their voice heard in the current education funding discussion.

Legislators are deciding how to divide education dollars among school districts. Many people have been raising concerns that the public has not been involved enough in the process.

Around 25 people boarded a bus in Starkville early Thursday morning to go there. The group included parents and kids, who were using their spring break for the cause.

One of the main speakers in Jackson was Leslie Fye, who’s with the Starkville Parent Teacher Organization.

“The process has not been transparent thus far,” Fye said. “We want to be a part of the discussion. We don’t want this rushed.”

Legislators are considering bills that would rewrite the state’s education-funding formula.

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