Newton County School District

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

Newton County School District’s state funding for the 2019-2020 school year is $919,236 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 Newton County School District have been shorted a total of $10,548,406. 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 Newton County School District

Representatives

Rep. Randy Rushing

HOUSE DISTRICT 78

HOME:
672 North 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 424
Decatur, MS 39327
601.635.2044 (H)
601.917.9504 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-H
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Troy Smith

HOUSE DISTRICT 84

HOME:
320 Smith Ridge Ln.
Enterprise, MS  39330
601.527.7991 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Senators

Sen. Tyler McCaughn

SENATE DISTRICT 31

HOME:
P.O. Box 28
Newton, MS 39345

CAPITOL:
Room 308
Jackson, MS
601.359.3229

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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).