Analysis: More opponents loom for school funding initiative

Northeast Mississippi Community College President Johnny Allen told the Community College Board in January that he was concerned about the potential impact of the amendment.

Allen, also president of the Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges, said opinions divided on whether community colleges could lose all state aid, or just 25 percent to 30 percent.

“Regardless of your opinion of the effect, it will not be good,” he told the board. “The accessibility and affordability just goes right out the window. It has the potential to close a lot of community colleges around the state.”