JACKSON — An Oxford school patron is asking a Hinds County judge to remove from the November ballot an alternative proposed by the Legislature to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in circuit court by Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District.
Shipman argues in court documents that the language recently approved by the attorney general’s office is not a true reflection of legislative intent.
A group called Better Schools, Better Jobs organized the petition drive after years of education spending falling short of what’s required by the a budget formula called the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
The Legislature adopted its own version of the proposal.
Both proposals will be put to voters in November.
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