Lafayette County School District

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

Lafayette County School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $1,721,773 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 Lafayette County School District have been shorted a total of $18,909,213. 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 Lafayette County School District

Representatives

Rep. John Faulkner

HOUSE DISTRICT 5

HOME:
P.O. Bo 5955
Holly Springs, MS 38634
662.350.0339 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.2432

Rep. Trey Lamar

HOUSE DISTRICT 8

HOME:
214 South Ward Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
662.562.0434 (H)
662.562.6537 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.3343

Rep. Brady Williamson

HOUSE DISTRICT 10

HOME:
603 S. 16th St.
Oxford, MS  38655
662.801.6004 (C)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Clay Deweese

HOUSE DISTRICT 12

HOME:
5006 Bluff Cove
Oxford, MS  38655
662.281.1200 (W)
662.202.7093 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3497

Rep. Steve Massengill

HOUSE DISTRICT 13

HOME:
424 Massengill Rd.
Hickory Flat, MS 38633
662.815.5000 (W)

CAPITOL:
400-E
Jackson, MS
601.359.3353

Rep. Jim Beckett

HOUSE DISTRICT 23

HOME:
P.O. Box 722
Bruce, MS 38915
662.983.2451 (H)
662.983.7358 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 205-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3335

Senators

Sen. Nicole Akins Boyd

SENATE DISTRICT 9

HOME:
113 Sivley St.
Oxford, MS 38655
662.832.6950 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

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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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