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“3.4 million dollars is an extreme punishment for students in schools,” said School Board Member Amy Frogge. “If they believe they are going to influence my decision making through coercion they are mistaken."
The school board member is upset with the state for taking away 3.4 million dollars as a punishment because the the board denied an application from charter school Great Hearts Academies. Frogge is now calling for the board to discuss filing suit at its next meeting if the money isn’t returned.
"We need to make sure our students are not punished improperly by the state," added Frogge.
"I think that would put us in an adversarial and contentious situation with the State Department of Education," said Anna Shepherd who does not think filing suit is a good idea.
"Ordinarily I like to fight but this is a situation where I have to ask what is in the best interest of the system," added Will Pinkston/School board Member
If the district does not sue, Director Jesse Register is providing the first glimpse at how the district will fill the funding gap. Register says the district could replace the 3.4 million with sales tax collections that have been higher than expected it’s the money he had hoped to use to buy computers
"3.4 million dollars is a lot of money. That's 3.4 million we do not have to use." stated Register.
Wednesday, October 24 2012, 05:26 AM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
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IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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