DeSoto County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2022-2023
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

DeSoto County School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $21,238,956 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $279,342,511.

This is the 15th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the DeSoto County School District have been shorted a total of $222,121,676. 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 DeSoto County School District

Representatives

Rep. Dana Criswell

HOUSE DISTRICT 6

HOME:
P.O. Box 1321
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662.278.0299 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.2861

Rep. Steve Hopkins

HOUSE DISTRICT 7

HOME:
1205 Worthington Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
901.827.0755 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 2 floor Mezz M6
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Jerry Darnell

HOUSE DISTRICT 28

HOME:
4250 Green Village Dr.
Hernando, MS  38632
901.277.1578 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Rep. Jeff Hale

HOUSE DISTRICT 24

HOME:
2303 Westwind Dr.
Nesbit, MS 38651
901.461.6673 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.9395

Rep. Dan Eubanks

HOUSE DISTRICT 25

HOME:
P.O. Box 184
Walls, MS 38680
662.374.0035 (W)

CAPITOL:
BSMNT
Jackson, MS
601.359.4082

Rep. Hester Jackson McCray

HOUSE DISTRICT 40

HOME:
3420 Laurel Wood St.
Horn Lake, MS  38637
901.410.7875 (C)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Senators

Sen. Michael McClendon

SENATE DISTRICT 1

HOME:
2245 Memphis St.
Hernando, MS 38632
901.219.0900 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

Sen. David Parker

SENATE DISTRICT 2

HOME:
6947 Crumpler Blvd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
662.893.3309 (H)
662.893.3300 (W)
662.893.3301 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

Sen. Kevin Blackwell

SENATE DISTRICT 19

HOME:
P.O. Box 1412
Southaven, MS 38671

CAPITOL:
Room 212-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks near the bottom, 47th among the states, in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY2020, published May 2022) but much higher, 25th among the states, in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, published May 2018).

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