The Office of Budget & Planning establishes and maintains the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) budget as appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature. This budget, which totals over $3 billion, includes funding from state, federal and other special sources for internal agency operations and disbursement to Mississippi's public schools.
In addition, the Office of Budget & Planning prepares and submits the agency’s annual budget request to the Mississippi Legislative Budget Office (LBO), calculates the Mississippi Department of Education’s indirect cost rate and provides assistance with fiscal year planning to program offices.
The mission of the Office of Budget & Planning is to provide high-quality, service-oriented support to the Mississippi Department of Education by ensuring that the agency’s resources are allocated effectively. The office serves the Mississippi Department of Education and its stakeholders by providing technical assistance and timely and accurate information regarding the agency’s fiscal budget.