Mississippi governor: School funding formula ‘a 1992 model’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant says it’s time to update Mississippi’s school funding formula because the current one is outdated.

Bryant spoke Thursday to several hundred business people at an event sponsored by Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce.

Bryant says the current school funding formula is “a 1992 model,” although it was put into law in 1997. He says the state wouldn’t put Highway Patrol troopers in cars made in 1992.