14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years.

The suit, filed Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court, asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program.

The effort is led by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove announced the filing of the lawsuit today in Hattiesburg at the Hattiesburg Public School District.

Hattiesburg American