Natchez-Adams School District may join lawsuit - - The News for South Mississippi

Natchez-Adams School District may join lawsuit

Posted: Updated:

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Natchez-Adams School District may join dozens of other districts in suing the state of Mississippi for $10.8 million.

The Natchez Democrat reports ( ) that's the amount the Natchez-Adams School District has been underfunded by the Mississippi Adequate Education Program since 2010.

The Natchez-Adams School Board heard from a Ridgeland attorney seeking to gather the local district's support Thursday. The school board ultimately took the matter under advisement and will decide what, if any, action to take at next month's meeting.

MAEP was created to equally distribute funds to the state's public education system, but has been fully funded only twice since it was signed into law in 1997.

Attorney Jesse Mitchell says the lawsuit requires the Legislature to pay back the entire amount it has underfunded the districts.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.