Lafayette County School District

Lafayette County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,205,845 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $213,820,138.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Lafayette County School District have been shorted a total of $11,276,453. During this period of annual losses for schools, Mississippi raised its academic standards to among the highest in the country. Public schools must be provided funding that is sufficient to meet those standards.

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 Lafayette County School District
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House District 5
Rep. John G. Faulkner» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 5955
Holly Springs, MS  38634

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2432
Email:
jfaulkner@house.ms.gov
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House District 8
Rep. Trey Lamar» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
214 South Ward Street
Senatobia, MS  38668
(662) 562-0434 (H)
(662) 562-6537(W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3343
Email:
jlamar@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Lamar's FB Page
Twitter:
@TLamar44
House District 10
Rep. Nolan Mettetal» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 414
Sardis, MS  38666
(662) 487-1512 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 205-A
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3331
Email:
nmettetal@house.ms.gov
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House District 12
Rep. Jay P. Hughes» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
1300 Access Road
Suite 100
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 816-2888 (C)
(662) 234-6080 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215
(601) 359-3339
Email:
jphughes@house.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@Jay4district12
House District 13
Rep. Steve Massengill» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
424 Massengill Rd.
Hickory Flat, MS  38633  
(662) 815-5000 (W)
(662) 224-4061 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-E
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3353
Email:
smassengill@house.ms.gov
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House District 23
Rep. Jim Beckett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 722
Bruce, MS  38915
(662) 983-2451 (H)
(662) 983-7358 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 205-C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3335
Email:
jbeckett@house.ms.gov
Twitter:
@cjbeckett
 
Senate District 9
Sen. Gray Tollison» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1216
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 234-7070 (W)
(662) 832-7071 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 404-A
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2395
Email:
gtollison@senate.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@SenGrayTollison