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Annual MAEP preliminary calculation cannot be validated. Preliminary calculations by Mississippi Department of Education underfund the formula by $732,757.

JACKSON, Miss. – On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor released its FY 2019 preliminary estimate calculation of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). In a letter addressed to legislative leaders and Governor Phil Bryant, State Auditor Stacey Pickering outlined his concerns over the accuracy of Mississippi Department of Education […]

State Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Wayne County School District Employees for Embezzlement

Jackson, Miss—State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that former employees of the Wayne County School District (WCSD) turned themselves in Friday morning to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Robert Dean, former Superintendent of WCSD, was indicted on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit the crime of embezzlement, between April 5, 2011 and June 1, 2011. […]