Canton Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2021-2022
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Canton Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $1,800,636 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $271,713,157.

This is the 14th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Canton Public School District have been shorted a total of $19,761,375. 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 Canton Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Ed Blackmon

HOUSE DISTRICT 57

HOME:
P.O. Drawer 105
Canton, MS 39046
601.859.4202 (H)
601.859.1567 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201M-6
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Jill Ford

HOUSE DISTRICT 73

HOME:
180 Deer Haven Dr.
Madison, MS  39110
601.624.6911 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Barbara Blackmon

SENATE DISTRICT 21

HOME:
907 W. Peace St.
Canton, MS 39046

CAPITOL:
Room 213-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

Sen. Joseph Thomas

SENATE DISTRICT 22

HOME:
P.O. Box 524
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662.746.7552 (W)
662.571.2987 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

School and District Accountability Ratings

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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).

Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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