AP analysis shows schools’ reserves, impact of proposed cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant wants to cut funding to local public schools in grades kindergarten through 12 by 3.7 percent, an amount equal to almost $150 per student. He wants the districts to make up the reductions by tapping their reserve savings. The state’s 152 districts had more than $450 million in the bank on Dec. 31. But the balance per student varies widely. Districts that have negative balances typically have borrowed money. Associated Press analysis of Mississippi Department of Education data found the districts and balance per student are:

— Clay County: $15,665

— Bay-Waveland: $5,984

— Leland: $3,664

— Humphreys County: $3,434

— Lumberton: $3,371

— Kosciusko: $3,223

— Chickasaw County: $3,037

— Western Line: $2,667

— Mound Bayou: $2,661

— Tunica County: $2,613

— Nettleton: $2,458

— Jefferson Davis County: $2,444

— East Tallahatchie: $2,250

— Indianola: $2,195

— Grenada County: $2,183

— Marshall County: $2,137

— Forrest County: $2,110

— Newton County: $2,097

— South Pike: $2,086

— Pearl River County: $2,084

— Alcorn County: $1,926

— North Tippah: $1,877

— DeSoto County: $1,764

— Houston: $1,753

— Long Beach: $1,753

— Hancock County: $1,736

— Copiah County: $1,726

— Amite County: $1,685

— Hinds County: $1,678

— Brookhaven: $1,616

— North Panola: $1,599

— Booneville: $1,578

— Greenville: $1,575

— Monroe County: $1,568

— Lowndes County: $1,557

— Forrest Agricultural: $1,530

— Canton: $1,529

— Madison County: $1,526

— Tate County: $1,522

— Union City: $1,491

— Hazlehurst: $1,474

— Walthall County: $1,406

— Lauderdale County: $1,343

— Petal: $1,327

— Union County: $1,324

— Tishomingo County: $1,262

— Clinton: $1,260

— McComb: $1,241

— Water Valley: $1,219

— Clarksdale: $1,197

— Hollandale: $1,173

— Holmes County: $1,093

— Drew: $1,091

— South Tippah: $1,089

— Winona: $1,042

— Amory: $1,034

— Holly Springs: $1,005

— Senatobia: $1,000

— Lee County: $970

— Hinds Agricultural: $963

— Oxford: $954

— Greenwood: $947

— West Point: $947

— Hattiesburg: $929

— Lafayette County: $920

— Prentiss County: $918

— Corinth: $915

— West Tallahatchie: $909

— Lincoln County: $907

— Sunflower County: $901

— Poplarville: $893

— South Delta: $885

— Baldwyn: $877

— Attala County: $871

— Calhoun County: $855

— North Pike: $853

— Meridian: $846

— Quitman City: $832

— Yazoo County: $829

— Louisville: $827

— George County: $814

— Forest: $806

— Richton: $804

— Laurel: $791

— Picayune: $790

— Smith County: $780

— Leflore County: $773

— Jefferson County: $762

— Biloxi: $761

— Pontotoc City: $752

— Enterprise: $729

— Rankin County: $690

— Choctaw County: $689

— West Bolivar: $686

— Leake County: $679

— Pontotoc County: $641

— Durant: $637

— South Panola: $632

— Philadelphia: $600

— Webster County: $593

— Quitman County: $553

— Lamar County: $520

— Kemper County: $503

— Coffeeville: $498

— Scott County: $489

— Benton County: $481

— Stone County: $481

— Noxubee County: $474

— Oktibbeha County: $472

— Yazoo City: $468

— Tupelo: $460

— West Jasper: $453

— East Jasper: $431

— Harrison County: $427

— Newton City: $423

— Greene County: $410

— North Bolivar: $409

— Pearl: $408

— Aberdeen: $407

— Cleveland: $405

— Itawamba County: $397

— Benoit: $377

— Coahoma County: $361

— Neshoba County: $357

— New Albany: $346

— Simpson County: $299

— Okolona: $297

— Columbia: $284

— Marion County: $281

— Columbus: $276

— Wayne County: $218

— Wilkinson County: $212

— Ocean Springs: $192

— Jackson City: $183

— Starkville: $133

— Montgomery County: $102

— Vicksburg-Warren: $86

— Jones County: $85

— Pascagoula: $76

— Jackson County: $26

— Moss Point: $17

— Covington County: -$3

— Shaw: -$54

— Gulfport: -$177

— Perry County: -$206

— Coahoma Agricultural: -$336

— Lawrence County: -$346

— Pass Christian: -$359

— Claiborne County: -$412

— Natchez-Adams: -$441

— Franklin County: -$933

— Carroll County: -$1,576

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