EdBuild’s new plan suggests the state pay less and local taxpayers spend more to align Mississippi with spending in other states.
“We also want our schools to locally pay a fair share,” said Sen. Gray Tollison (R-Oxford) and chair of the Senate education committee. “One of the pieces of information (EdBuild) provided to us (was) Mississippi providing less on a local level than the national average, almost 10 percent less. We’re paying more from a state level than the national average, so those are issues and facts that we have to take into consideration as we go through this process.”
However, several districts in the Pine Belt already pay the maximum amount of property tax allowed.