Laurel Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2020-2021
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Laurel Public School District’s state funding for the 2020-2021 school year is $1,545,747 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $250,379,812. 

This is the 13th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Laurel Public School District have been shorted a total of $16,612,325. 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 Laurel Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Omeria Scott

HOUSE DISTRICT 80

HOME:
615 East 19th St.
Laurel, MS 39215
601.649.7677 (H)

CAPITOL:
BSMNT
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Donnie Scoggin

HOUSE DISTRICT 89

HOME:
1203 Pine Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
601.319.5421 (H)
601.477.8553 (W)
601.319.5421 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Juan Barnett

SENATE DISTRICT 34

HOME:
P.O. Box 407
Heidelberg, MS 39439

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.2224

Sen. Chris McDaniel

SENATE DISTRICT 42

HOME:
506 South Court
Ellisville, MS 39437
601.477.2291 (H)
601.649.8611 (W)
601.649.6062 (F)
601.580.5833 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

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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).