Wayne County School District

 Wayne County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,541,668 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 Wayne County School District have been shorted a total of $15,830,528. 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 Wayne County School District
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House District 86
Rep. Shane Barnett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 621
Waynesboro, MS  39367
(601) 735-4047 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2426
Email:
sbarnett@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Barnett's FB Page
 Twitter:
@RepShaneBarnett
Senate District 43
Sen. Dennis DeBar» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1090
Leakesville, MS  39451

CAPITOL:
Room 407
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3221
Email:
ddebar@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. DeBar's FB Page
Twitter:
@ddebarjr