School is officially back in, and the budget problems the Jones County School District is facing are ones that property owners are more than likely going to have to pay for.
Superintendent Tommy Parker said the school board voted to approve a nearly $70 million budget for this school year.
Just last month the district asked county supervisors to take over its annual bond indebtedness payment of $2.8 million.
Parker said the district can no longer make that payment because the Mississippi Adequate Education program cut $4.5 million from the district's budget.
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