After hours of floor debate, the House was expected Wednesday night to pass a historic overhaul of Mississippi’s school funding formula. The education plan, which is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House on a party line vote, makes sweeping changes to the way lawmakers fund education and eliminates the 20-year-old Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which has only been funded twice since its 1997 inception.
A Republican-backed overhaul of the state’s school funding formula cleared the House Appropriations Tuesday, bringing statehouse leaders one step closer to passing one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in a generation. House Bill 975 authored by Speaker Philip Gunn would eliminate the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The MAEP, which generates funds based on the amount it takes to operate a C-rated school district, has only been fully funded twice in its 20-year history.
House Education Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, on Monday asked colleagues to fast track a landmark overhaul of the state’s school funding formula, arguing that lawmakers would still have two years after the bill’s passage to work out kinks in the proposal. During a joint meeting of the House Appropriation and Education Committees, Bennett provided an overview of House Bill 957, authored by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton.
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