JPS board expected to approve budget - - Jackson, MS

JPS board expected to approve budget

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Public School board will host a public hearing this afternoon. It's an opportunity for you to learn more about the district's upcoming multi-million dollar proposed budget.

If you have questions or want to add to the discussion about the budget you're invited to come out at 4 P.M. The location is 621 South State Street.

During this upcoming school year, the Jackson Public School District plans to work with just over $206 million dollars in revenue.

That's an increase from last year's budget because the district hopes to get about $5.9 million more from the federal government to help out with bringing more technology into the schools.

The proposed JPS budget also includes $8 million in reductions or cost saving measures, including lay-offs. The board is expected to approve the budget during the school board meeting at 5:30 today.

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