Calhoun County School District

Calhoun County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,152,016 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 Calhoun County School District have been shorted a total of $11,590,347. 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 Calhoun County School District
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House District 23
Rep. Jim Beckett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 722
Bruce, MS  38915
(662) 983-7358 (W)
Room 205-C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3335
Senate District 8
Sen. Russell Jolly» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
369 Hwy.47
Houston, MS  38851
(662) 456-3118 (H)  
(662) 542-6701 (C)
Room 408
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2886
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