A new website will allow Mississippi taxpayers to see how their money is spent by their local school districts.
Forest Thigpen, President of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, said SeeTheSchoolSpending.org, tracks changes in spending over the past 20 years at the state and district level.
This site will allow Mississippians to see how the districts priorities have changed over time, based on where they are focusing their spending, said Thigpen. For example, 20 years ago, teacher salaries made up 41 percent of total spending statewide. Today, it makes up only 33 percent. What this means is that the increases in funding have gone to things other than teacher salaries.
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