Okolona Public School District

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

Okolona Public School District’s state funding for the 2020-2021 school year is $357,892 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 Okolona Public School District have been shorted a total of $4,423,335. 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 Okolona Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Jon Lancaster

HOUSE DISTRICT 22

HOME:
463 CR 85
Houston, MS 38851
662.631.5065 (H)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Benjamin Suber

SENATE DISTRICT 8

HOME:
P.O. Box 8
Bruce, MS 38915

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).