BOBBY HARRISON: Pursuit of more education funding kind of like searching for Bigfoot

For years, a belief has existed, perhaps like the Big Foot and the Locke Ness monsters, that if a simple change was made to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program to require the state to provide funds to local school districts based on total enrollment (or membership) and not average daily attendance, that those school districts would receive more money from the state.

Many local school superintendents and other education advocates have chased that belief much like others pursue Big Foot here in the United States and others chase Nellie in Scotland.

Under the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program law, schools’ attendance is checked on dates in October and November.

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