Mississippi had spent up to $600,000 on private school textbooks. Now that’s changing.

Citing budget cuts, the Mississippi Department of Education is scaling back the use of state funds to pay for loaning textbooks to some private schools, including treatment facilities and religious schools.

The MDE allocated $396,647 for the program for the 2018 fiscal year. That figure is a 40 percent drop from the $569,184.50 allocated in the previous fiscal year.
To qualify for the program, private schools must be accredited by the state.

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