Cleveland Public School District

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

Cleveland Public School District’s state funding for the 2023-2024 school year is $1,080,473 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 Cleveland Public School District have been shorted a total of $24,453,076. 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 Cleveland Public School District

Representatives

Robert Sanders

HOUSE DISTRICT 29

HOME:
925 S Martin Luther King Dr.
Cleveland, MS 38732
662.719.9906 (H)

CAPITOL:
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Otis Anthony

HOUSE DISTRICT 31

HOME:
P.O. Box 962
Indianola, MS 38751
662.452.5064 (H)
662.207.0445 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Sarita Simmons

SENATE DISTRICT 13

HOME:
P.O. Box 1813
Cleveland, MS  38732
662.545.8825 (C)

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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