NATCHEZ, Mississippi — The Natchez-Adams School District is asking for an additional $811,855 to operate the schools system beginning this fall.
The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1pLGhDM) that the district currently receives $11.9 million in local support. The school board says it needs $12.7 million in local tax support for the next fiscal year, a 6.8 percent increase.
School board president Tim Blalock says the increase can be attributed to a decrease in funding from the state.
He says the board approved changes earlier this year that include establishing three smaller learning communities for students: middle school academies, an early college model and a career academy.
He says some repairs are also needed around the district.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/