Benton County School District

Benton County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $608,291 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 Benton County School District have been shorted a total of $6,017,211. 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 Benton 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 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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Senate District 3
Sen. Nickey Browning» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1051
Pontotoc, MS  38863
(662) 489-5979 (H)
CAPITOL:
Room 213-C
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3250
Email:
nbrowning@senate.ms.gov
 Twitter:
@NickeyBrowning
 

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