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AG Hood to seek dismissal of Musgrove’s #MAEP lawsuit

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 3, 2014

AG to seek dismissal of adequate education fund lawsuit

State Attorney General Jim Hood said today during his budget presentation that his office will file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove on behalf of some school districts seeking fully funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

Musgrove filed a lawsuit against the state initially on behalf of 14 school districts —about five other districts have been added. The lawsuit seeks more than $115 million the districts have been underfunded since 2010, based on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula. If all state public school districts were to sign on, the lawsuit would seek $1.5 billion in underfunding. He’s also asking the court to force lawmakers to fully fund the formula moving forward, which would require lawmakers to add about $250 million more to the more than $2 billion education budget next year.

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