In July, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced the 8 winners of the School Improvement Grant competition at the State Board of Education Meeting. As we reported last month, these 8 winning school proposals were each slated to receive three-year grants for their school improvement efforts. This month, the U.S. Department of Education finally disbursed Mississippi’s $47M in grant money. However, MDE also announced an error in determining the final list that meant that Amanda Elzy High School would be replaced by Port Gibson High School on the list of grantees. Because the award to Port Gibson is slightly higher than the award was to Amanda Elzy, each school’s grant has been altered as well. MDE did not provide a list of the final numbers, although one may be forthcoming.