Benton County School District

Benton County School District's state funding for the 2018-2019 school year is $664,535 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 Benton County School District have been shorted a total of $6,681,746. 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, report published May 2018) and 47th in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY 2016, published June 2018).

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Legislators Representing Benton County School District  

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House District 5
Rep. John G. Faulkner» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 5955
Holly Springs, MS  38634

Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2432
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House District 13
Rep. Steve Massengill» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
424 Massengill Rd.
Hickory Flat, MS  38633  
(662) 815-5000 (W)
(662) 224-4061 (C)

Room 400-E
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3353
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Senate District 3
Sen. Nickey Browning» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 1051
Pontotoc, MS  38863
(662) 489-5979 (H)
Room 213-C
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3250

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