Amite County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2023-2024
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Amite County School District’s state funding for the 2023-2024 school year is $414,292 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, Mississippi’s public schools are underfunded by $175,829,477. 

This is the 16th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Amite County School District have been shorted a total of $8,345,795. During this same period, Mississippi raised its academic standards significantly, yet public schools have been denied the resources needed to meet those standards.

Legislators Representing Amite County School District

Representatives

Rep. Angela Cockerham

HOUSE DISTRICT 96

HOME:
P.O. Box 613
Magnolia, MS 39652
601.783.4979 (H)
601.783.6600 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.1541

Rep. Sam Mims V

HOUSE DISTRICT 97

HOME:
605 Lakeshore Dr.
McComb, MS 39648
601.684.0281 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 104-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3320

Senators

Sen. Gary Brumfield

SENATE DISTRICT 38

HOME:

601.395.0265 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
601.359.3237

Sen. Jason Barrett

SENATE DISTRICT 39

HOME:
P.O. Box 729
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601.833.1177 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks near the bottom, 48th among the states, in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY2021, published May 2023) but much higher, 25th among the states, in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, published May 2018).

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