Columbia Public School District

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

Columbia Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $992,502 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 Columbia Public School District have been shorted a total of $11,650,961. 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 Columbia Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Bill Pigott

HOUSE DISTRICT 99

HOME:
92 Pigott Easterling Rd
Tylertown, MS 39667
601.303.0988 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 119-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Ken Morgan

HOUSE DISTRICT 100

HOME:
1640 Highway 587
Morgantown, MS 39483
601.736.9688 (H)
601.731.4100 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 119-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Angela Hill

SENATE DISTRICT 40

HOME:
54 Watts Rd
Picayune, MS 39466
601.916.3952 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

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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