Lee County School District

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

Lee County School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $3,902,577 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 Lee County School District have been shorted a total of $49,570,482. 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 Lee County School District

Representatives

Rep. Rickey Thompson

HOUSE DISTRICT 16

HOME:
191 County Rd 301
Shannon, MS  38868
662.767.3480 (H)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Shane Aguirre

HOUSE DISTRICT 17

HOME:
709 Highland Cir.
Tupelo, MS 38804

CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3774

Rep. Jerry Turner

HOUSE DISTRICT 18

HOME:
1290 Carrollville Ave.
Baldwyn, MS 38824
662.365.5135 (H)
662.365.8484 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 402-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3328

Rep. Randy Boyd

HOUSE DISTRICT 19

HOME:
P.O. Box 157
Mantachie, MS 38855
662.282.4045 (H)
662.231.0133 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-E
Jackson, MS
601.359.3373

Senators

Sen. Chad McMahan

SENATE DISTRICT 6

HOME:
1537 Hwy. 145
Guntown, MS 38849

 

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.2886

Sen. Hob Bryan

SENATE DISTRICT 7

HOME:
P.O. Box 75
Amory, MS 38821
662.256.9989 (H)
662.256.9601 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 212-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

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
601.359.3232

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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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