1997 - 1998
The basic funding for Mississippi schools has long been provided through the Minimum Education Program enacted in the 1950's. In addition to the MEP, the Uniform Millage Assistant Grants Program (1989), the one cent legislation (1992), and the Ad Valorem Reduction Grants were established to address long overlooked needs in school districts in the areas of building, buses, textbooks, instructional supplies and other special needs. Because disparity still exists in the funds available for educating every child at an adequate level, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program addresses these disparities and insures that every school district will have sufficient funds available to provide a Level III accreditation or adequate education for every child. As of November 30, 1998, the MAEP funds have resulted in State Aid Capital Improvement Bonds being issued by 110 school districts in the amount of $505,316,543.
Proposed school facility construction based
on approved MAEP applications*
(296 applications from 110 school districts as of 11/30/98)
|Projects||New Construction||Repairs/ Renovations||Totals|
|Subject Area Labs||93||17||110|
|Tech Prep Labs||119||252||371|
|Fine Arts Facilities (Band/Choral Music/Drama)||47||10||57|
|Health/Physical Education Facilities||15||4||19|
* This report does not reflect all school
construction in the state, as school districts that chose "Option 2 - Interim
Pledge" were not required by State Board Policy to submit an Application
for the Expenditure of MAEP Funds for a Capital Improvement Project.
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