Pontotoc County School District

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

Pontotoc County School District’s state funding for the 2020-2021 school year is $2,168,029 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 Pontotoc County School District have been shorted a total of $22,712,918. 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 Pontotoc County School District

Representatives

Rep. Mac Huddleston

HOUSE DISTRICT 15

HOME:
P.O. Drawer 300
Pontotoc, MS 38863
662.489.5157 (H)
662.489.9603 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

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. Kathy Chism

SENATE DISTRICT 3

HOME:
1506 Moss Hill Dr.
New Albany, MS 38652
662.538.4577 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

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).