DeSoto County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2019-2020
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

DeSoto County School District’s state funding for the 2019-2020 school year is $15,784,945 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $224,848,038. 

This is the 12th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the DeSoto County School District have been shorted a total of $162,721,943. During this same period, Mississippi has raised its academic standards significantly, yet public schools have been denied the resources needed to meet those standards.

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Legislators Representing DeSoto County School District

Representatives

Rep. Dana Criswell

HOUSE DISTRICT 6

HOME:
P.O. Box 1321
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662.278.0299 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Steve Hopkins

HOUSE DISTRICT 7

HOME:
1205 Worthington Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
901.827.0755 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Trey Lamar

HOUSE DISTRICT 8

HOME:
214 South Ward St.
Senatobia, MS 38668
662.562.0434 (H)
662.562.6537 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Jeff Hale

HOUSE DISTRICT 24

HOME:
2303 Westwind Dr.
Nesbit, MS 38651
901.461.6673 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Dan Eubanks

HOUSE DISTRICT 25

HOME:
P.O. Box 184
Walls, MS 38680
662.374.0035 (W)

CAPITOL:
BSMNT
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Jerry Darnell

HOUSE DISTRICT 28

HOME:
4250 Green Village Dr.
Hernando, MS  38632
901.277.1578 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Rep. Hester Jackson McCray

HOUSE DISTRICT 40

HOME:
3420 Laurel Wood St.
Horn Lake, MS  38637
901.410.7875 (C)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Rep. Bill Kinkade

HOUSE DISTRICT 52

HOME:
71 Peachtree Rd
Byhalia, MS 38611
901.365.4830 (W)
901.870.2726 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 112-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Michael McClendon

SENATE DISTRICT 1

HOME:
2245 Memphis St.
Hernando, MS 38632
901.219.0900 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 308
Jackson, MS
601.359.3229

Sen. David Parker

SENATE DISTRICT 2

HOME:
6947 Crumpler Blvd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662.893.3309 (H)
662.893.3300 (W)
662.893.3301 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 214-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3250 

Sen. Kevin Blackwell

SENATE DISTRICT 19

HOME:
P.O. Box 1412
Southaven, MS 38671

CAPITOL:
Room 212-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks 25th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, report published May 2018) and 47th in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY 2017, published April 2019).