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How deep Gov. Bryant's budget knife cuts into Mississippi schools

Students from the Lewisburg Elementary School in Olive Branch, Miss., observe the House in session at the Capitol in Jackson on April 20.
Students from the Lewisburg Elementary School in Olive Branch, Miss., observe the House in session at the Capitol in Jackson on April 20. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Parents wondering how Gov. Phil Bryants mid-year budget cuts will affect their schools should check out a chart from the Parents' Campaign. (Full disclosure, the Parents Campaign and the GOP administration/Legislature disagree on how to pay for public education.)

For example, Biloxi's funding was cut $104,990, according to information compiled by the Parents Campaign Research and Education Fund,  sent out Monday by Nancy Loomis. She blames the corporate tax breaks handed out by lawmakers the last few years by lawmakers. And she sees a bleaker future if the governor signs another $415 million in tax cuts OK'd this year.

Back to Biloxi, though, where the campaign figures schools should have received $26,719,458 under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. It figures Biloxi schools are under-funded by $2,286,313 total after the latest cuts.

Harrison County school district took the biggest hit on the Coast -- $266,562 -- to make it underfunded by $5.8 million, according to the campaign.

Follow the link below to see all the cuts.

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