More money needed for cheating investigation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Education will request $1 million in its fiscal 2016 budget to fund cheating investigations like the one it launched in May of the Clarksdale Municipal School District.

The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) the state Board of Education members approved the new line item at a meeting Wednesday in Jackson.

Department spokesman Pete Smith says the agency has no funds set aside for such investigations and had to borrow money from other areas within the department to fund the current one.