Lamar County School District

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

Lamar County School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $6,154,946 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 Lamar County School District have been shorted a total of $65,655,289. 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 Lamar County School District

Representatives

Rep. Joseph Tubb

HOUSE DISTRICT 87

HOME:
30 Pin Oak Ln.
Purvis, MS 39475
601.336.3660 (W)

CAPITOL:

601.359.3770

Rep. Bill Pigott

HOUSE DISTRICT 99

HOME:
92 Pigott Easterling Rd
Tylertown, MS 39667
601.303.0988 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 119-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Ken Morgan

HOUSE DISTRICT 100

HOME:
1640 Highway 587
Morgantown, MS 39483
601.736.9688 (H)
601.731.4100 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 119-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Kent McCarty

HOUSE DISTRICT 101

HOME:
13 Leaf Lane
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601.550.2470 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Joey Fillingane

SENATE DISTRICT 41

HOME:
8 Westbrook Dr.
Sumrall, MS 39482
601.271.2070 (H)
601.264.3323 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3221

Sen. John Polk

SENATE DISTRICT 44

HOME:
53 Tidewater Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601.261.5613 (H)
601.467.5117 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

School and District Accountability Ratings

Write a Letter to the Editor

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).

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.