West Jasper School District

West Jasper School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $633,204 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 West Jasper School District have been shorted a total of $6,366,559. 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 West Jasper School District 
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House District 79
Rep. Mark Tullos» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 505
Raleigh, MS  39153
(601) 785-4662 (H)
(601) 782-4587 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2431
Email:
mtullos@house.ms.gov
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House District 80
Rep. Omeria Scott» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
615 East 19th Street
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 649-7677 (H)
CAPITOL:
BSMT
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-4084
Email:
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House District 88
Rep. Gary V. Staples» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
366 Forest Road
Laurel, MS 39443
(601) 649-4972 (H)
CAPITOL:
Room 201-M7
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3017
Email:
gstaples@house.ms.gov
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 Twitter:
@repgstaples
Senate District 34
Sen. Juan Barnett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
CAPITOL:
Room 407
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3221
Email:
jbarnett@senate.ms.gov
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