Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn Statement on EdBuild Recommendations

Options for modernizing education funding were presented Monday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education and Appropriations committees.

Consultants EdBuild outlined their suggestions for directing more tax dollars into the classroom of public schools.

“We appreciate EdBuild spending countless hours over the last several months listening to Mississippians who are making a difference in the classroom – superintendents, school business officers, principals, teachers, parents and students,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn said in a joint statement. “They heard concerns with the current model and the need to have a student-focused formula that invests more dollars into the classroom. We know that many of the recommendations can help us shape a brighter future for our children regardless of the zip code in which they live.

“We recognize the difficulty of the next stage of this legislative process, but we remain optimistic that our colleagues are ready to work together to make this happen,” they concluded.

Reeves and Gunn joint press release