GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The city of Greenville will resume sharing casino revenue with the local school system.
The Delta Democrat Times reports (http://bit.ly/1foxWNz ) that in its recently approved 2013-14 fiscal year budget, the city is expected this year to receive $1.57 million from the casinos. The city has allocated $145,550 of that to the school district.
A 1997 law allows cities to "donate personal property or funds to the public school district or districts located in the municipality for the promotion of educational programs."
Under that law, the city of Greenville had been giving the school district 14.2 percent of its share of casino revenue.
A 2012 change halted the disbursements. The law requires that the distribution be used "to assist the voluntary character development or public service programs of that school district."
Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com