State of the States
Gov. Haley Barbour (R) • Jan. 21
Education remains Mississippi’s top priority, but programs won’t see increases this year as steep as in years past, Gov. Barbour told lawmakers. Spending for K-12 schools has increased an average of more than $130 million a year for the past four years, he said, but the state doesn’t have the resources to provide that much of a boost this year. Still, he said he plans to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which calls for at least a $2.5 million increase in spending, bringing it to $2.2 billion, a less than 1 percent increase. And he plans to make room for a program, authorized last year, allowing veteran teachers to receive an extra $1,000 annually in exchange for mentoring beginning teachers.
Vol. 27, Issue 21, Pages 16,18
Get 10 free stories, e-newsletters, and more!
- Senior Director, Business Development and Education Services
- Foundations, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ
- Charter School Operator
- Options PCS, Multiple Locations
- Principal-Multiple Vacancies
- Polk County Schools, Bartow, FL
- Director of Secondary Education
- Minneapolis Public Schools, MN
- Associate Superintendent of School Performance
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD