Kosciusko Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2021-2022
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Kosciusko Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $1,321,803 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 Kosciusko Public School District have been shorted a total of $15,291,696. 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 Kosciusko Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Kenneth Walker

HOUSE DISTRICT 27

HOME:
P.O. Box 265
Carthage, MS 39051
601.267.5368 (H)
601.214.6320 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Jason White

HOUSE DISTRICT 48

HOME:
P.O. Box 246
West, MS 39192
662.967.2015 (H)
662.289.8888 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.3304

Senators

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol

SENATE DISTRICT 14

HOME:
P.O. Box 211
Winona, MS 38967
662.453.3172 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 408
Jackson, MS
601.359.2886

Sen. Barbara Blackmon

SENATE DISTRICT 21

HOME:
907 W. Peace St.
Canton, MS 39046

CAPITOL:
Room 213-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

School and District Accountability Ratings

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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).

Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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