Kosciusko School District

Kosciusko School District's state funding for the 2018-2019 school year is $1,205,758 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $239,905,990.

This is the 11th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Kosciusko School District have been shorted a total of $11,611,983. During this same period, Mississippi raised its academic standards significantly; public schools must be provided funding that is sufficient to meet those standards.

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 2016, published June 2018).

In state comparisons, Mississippi ranks 16th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, 2015) and 47th in per pupil school spending (Public Education Finances: FY 2015, report published June 2017 by U.S. Census).

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Legislators Representing Kosciusko School District 
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House District 27
Rep. Kenneth Walker» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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P.O. Box 265
Carthage, MS  39051
(601) 214-6320 (C)
(601) 267-5368 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215
(601) 359-2439
Email:
kwalker@house.ms.gov
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House District 48
Rep. Jason White» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 246
West, MS  39192
(662) 967-2015 (H)
(662) 289-8888 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 201
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3359
Email:
jwhite@house.ms.gov
   
Senate District 14
Sen. Lydia Graves Chassaniol» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 211
Winona, MS  38967
(662) 453-3172 (H)
CAPITOL:
Room 212-A
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3246
Email:
lchassaniol@senate.ms.gov
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Senate District 21
Sen. Barbara Blackmon» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
907 W. Peace St.
Canton, MS  39046

 
CAPITOL:
Room 213-F
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3237
Email:
bblackmon@senate.ms.gov
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