From press & staff reports
As with many schools districts in Mississippi which have smaller towns and schools, funding is always an uphill battle. To offset funding costs, a law was created.
The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is a 1997 law created to equalize state support for every child in public k-12 schools regardless of whether the child lives in a poor school district or a wealthy school district. MAEP was intended to level the playing field. The MAEP funds teachers and district employee salaries, textbooks and instructional materials, basic operational costs (utilities, maintenance, and etc.)
Even with this law, the Legislature has