RELEASE: State Representative Jeramey Anderson calls town hall meeting over MAEP Funding Litigation
MOSS POINT, MS – Mississippi Rep. Jeramey Anderson, (D) District 110, is calling a town hall meeting to inform and address public concerns about the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) Litigation currently being pursued by Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove.
“The Moss Point School District is owed $8,315,237 from the State under the MAEP Funding Statute/Law. Other districts throughout the state have filed a lawsuit to recover these promised and owed funds for their respective school districts. The Moss Point School District has not”, said Attorney Jesse Mitchell who is a Moss Point native and one of the partnering Attorneys working with the Former Governor on this litigation.
On July 31, Representative Anderson sent a letter to the Moss Point School Board on behalf of the people of Mississippi’s 110th House District showing support of the litigation, but as of today the school board has failed to act on this issue.
“As a product of the Moss Point School District, it is critically important for me to make sure that our school district and community are not left behind during this critical opportunity. The State of Mississippi owes $8,315,237 in MAEP funding that was promised to the Moss Point School District as a result of Miss. Code Ann. § 37-151-6.”
“My office has been working around the clock with Attorney Mitchell to ensure that our school district does not miss this opportunity. I wanted to allow the school board time to make a decision on this issue without the pressure of this office, however because it appears not to be a top priority for our school board I think it’s time to inform the people of this district about this issue”, said Representative Anderson.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Office of Representative Jeramey Anderson at 4836 Main St. inside the Jackson County Small Business Incubator in the 1st floor conference room.