Benton County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2019-2020
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Benton County School District’s state funding for the 2019-2020 school year is $592,840 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $224,848,038.

This is the 12th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Benton County School District have been shorted a total of $7,274,586. During this same period, Mississippi has raised its academic standards significantly, yet public schools have been denied the resources needed to meet those standards.

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Legislators Representing Benton County School District

Representatives

Rep. John Faulkner

HOUSE DISTRICT 5

HOME:
P.O. Bo 5955
Holly Springs, MS 38634
662.350.0339 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Steve Massengill

HOUSE DISTRICT 13

HOME:
424 Massengill Rd.
Hickory Flat, MS 38633
662.526.1122 (H)
662.224.4061 (C)

CAPITOL:
400-E
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Kathy Chism

SENATE DISTRICT 3

HOME:
1506 Moss Hill Dr.
New Albany, MS 38652
662.538.4577 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks 25th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, report published May 2018) and 47th in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY 2017, published April 2019).