Lauderdale County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2020-2021
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Lauderdale County School District’s state funding for the 2020-2021 school year is $3,422,912 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $250,379,812. 

This is the 13th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Lauderdale County School District have been shorted a total of $40,260,071. During this same period, Mississippi has raised its academic standards significantly, yet public schools have been denied the resources needed to meet those standards.

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Legislators Representing Lauderdale County School District

Representatives

Rep. Michael Evans

HOUSE DISTRICT 45

HOME:
1147 Mount Harmony Rd
Preston, MS 39354
662.677.3738 (H)
601.656.5841 (W)
601.416.7495 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Steve Horne

HOUSE DISTRICT 81

HOME:
5904 Causeyville Rd.
Meridian, MS 39301
601.644.9974 (H) 

CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Charles Young

HOUSE DISTRICT 82

HOME:
P.O. Box 5393
Meridian, MS 39302
601.213.4682 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Billy Calvert

HOUSE DISTRICT 83

HOME:
P.O. Box 5774
Meridian, MS 39302
601.485.2447 (W)
601.490.0652 (C) 

CAPITOL:
Room 302
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Tyler McCaughn

SENATE DISTRICT 31

HOME:
P.O. Box 28
Newton, MS 39345

CAPITOL:
Room 308
Jackson, MS
601.359.3229

Sen. Sampson Jackson II

SENATE DISTRICT 32

HOME:
749 Matthew Jackson Rd.
Preston, MS 39354
601.677.2305 (H)
601.743.5900 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

Sen. Jeff Tate

SENATE DISTRICT 33

HOME:
P.O. Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39320
601.527.4124 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 408
Jackson, MS
601.359.2886

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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).