Efforts are expected to be made this week in the state House, perhaps as early as Monday, to increase the amount of funding for local school districts.
The House passed the budget for education last week at essentially level funding, plus an additional $25 million for a teacher pay raise.
But Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport, held the bill on a motion to reconsider, meaning that if there are enough votes, it can be amended to increase funding for the local school districts when it is reconsidered.
Nancy Loome, executive director of the Parents Campaign, has said she is optimistic that there will be enough votes…. Read more on the Daily Journal