Jones County School District

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

Jones County School District’s state funding for the 2023-2024 school year is $3,680,270 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 Jones County School District have been shorted a total of $66,638,260. 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 Jones County School District

Representatives

Rep. Omeria Scott

HOUSE DISTRICT 80

HOME:
615 East 19th St.
Laurel, MS 39215
601.649.7677 (H)

CAPITOL:
BSMNT
Jackson, MS
601.359.4084

Rep. Charles Blackwell

HOUSE DISTRICT 88

HOME:
50 Blackwell Loop
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone not available

CAPITOL:
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
601.359.3770

Rep. Donnie Scoggin

HOUSE DISTRICT 89

HOME:
1203 Pine Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
601.319.5421 (H)
601.477.8553 (W)
601.319.5421 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Noah Sanford

HOUSE DISTRICT 90

HOME:
P.O. Box 1900
Collins, MS 39428
601.517.6622 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 201M-6
Jackson, MS
601.359.3363

Senators

Sen. Juan Barnett

SENATE DISTRICT 34

HOME:
P.O. Box 407
Heidelberg, MS 39439

CAPITOL:
Room 405
Jackson, MS
601.359.2224

Sen. Robin Robinson

SENATE DISTRICT 42

HOME:

601.498.3708 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 407
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
601.359.2220

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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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