Water Valley School District

 Water Valley School District's state funding for the 2018-2019 school year is $572,459 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $239,905,990.

This is the 11th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Water Valley School District have been shorted a total of $6,316,737. During this same period, Mississippi raised its academic standards significantly; public schools must be provided funding that is sufficient to meet those standards.

 Nationally, Mississippi ranks 25th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, 2015) and 47th in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY 2016, published June 2018).

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Legislators Representing Water Valley School District 
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treynolds@house.ms.gov; rjolly@senate.ms.gov
House District 33
Rep. Thomas U. Reynolds» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Drawer 280
Charleston, MS 38921
(662) 473-2571 (H)
(662) 647-3203 (W)
Room 100
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2424
Senate District 8
Sen. Russell Jolly» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
369 Hwy.47
Houston, MS  38851
(662) 456-3118 (H)  
(662) 542-6701 (C)
Room 408
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2886
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