Public schools asking for 13 percent budget increase
Published: September 22,2011
JACKSON — Mississippi education officials are seeking a 13 percent budget increase for elementary and secondary schools in the coming year.
State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham presented the request today to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
Burnham says he understands lawmakers face difficult decisions because money will be tight for the year that begins July 1.
Among other things, Burnham seeks funding for to help new local superintendents learn leadership skills. He says one-third of the districts are getting a new superintendent this year, through either elections or appointments.
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