Leake County School District

  Leake County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,405,414 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 Leake County School District have been shorted a total of $13,748,964. 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 the Leake County School District
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House District 27
Rep. Kenneth Walker» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
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 44
Rep. C. Scott Bounds» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
45 Carla Drive
Philadelphia, MS  39350
(601) 656-1765 (H)
CAPITOL:
Room 115-B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3334
Email:
sbounds@house.ms.gov
   
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
   
House District 78
Rep. Randy Rushing» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
672 North 8th Ave
P.O. Box 424
Decatur, MS  39327
(601) 635-2044 (H)
(601) 917-9504 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-H
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3371
Email:
rrushing@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
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Senate District 18
Sen. Jenifer Branning» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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CAPITOL:
Room 215
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3246
Email:
jbranning@senate.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@jbranninglaw
Senate District 21
Sen. Barbara Blackmon» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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CAPITOL:
Room 213-F
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3237
Email:
bblackmon@senate.ms.gov
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