Lafayette County School District

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

Lafayette County School District’s state funding for the 2023-2024 school year is $1,082,447 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 Lafayette County School District have been shorted a total of $19,991,660. 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. Josh Hawkins

HOUSE DISTRICT 10

HOME:
1164 Avery Road
Batesville, MS 38606
662.563.2223

CAPITOL:
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
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. Andrew “Andy” Stepp

HOUSE DISTRICT 23

HOME:
P.O. Box 656
Bruce, MS 38915
662.983.4011

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

Rep. Kevin Horan

HOUSE DISTRICT 34

HOME:
P.O. Box 2166
Grenada, MS 38901
662.226.1817 (H)
662.226.2185 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3311

Senators

Sen. Benjamin Suber

SENATE DISTRICT 8

HOME:
P.O. Box 8
Bruce, MS 38915
662.983.3000 (H)
662.983.3030 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

Sen. Nicole Akins Boyd

SENATE DISTRICT 9

HOME:
113 Sivley St.
Oxford, MS 38655
601.345.1987 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.2886

Sen. Neil Whaley

SENATE DISTRICT 10

HOME:
6685 Church Ave.
Potts Camp, MS 38659

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

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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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