Kemper County School District
Kemper County School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $554,814 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 Kemper County School District have been shorted a total of $7,183,954. 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 Kemper County School District
Rep. Michael Evans
HOUSE DISTRICT 45
1147 Mount Harmony Rd
Preston, MS 39354
SENATE DISTRICT 32
PO Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
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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).