Both House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said there will be renewed efforts to rewrite the funding formula in the coming months.
“We’re still hoping we can move to a student-based formula,” said Reeves, who said more work will be put into the effort as the start of the 2018 legislative session in January approaches.
“The rewrite of the education formula is a conversation we are still having with other leaders and is not something we want to rush,” said Meg Annison, a spokeswoman for Gunn. “As the speaker has reiterated, we want to get a new formula right.”