Leland Public School District

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

Leland Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $432,840 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 Leland Public School District have been shorted a total of $6,301,828. 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 Leland Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Otis Anthony

HOUSE DISTRICT 31

HOME:
P.O. Box 962
Indianola, MS 38751
662.452.5064 (H)
662.207.0445 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. John Hines Sr.

HOUSE DISTRICT 50

HOME:
P.O. Box 114
Greenville, MS 38701
662.335.9704 (H)
662.334.9444 (W)
662.822.0476 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3285

Senators

Sen. Derrick Simmons

SENATE DISTRICT 12

HOME:
P.O. Box 1854
Greenville, MS 38702
662.378.8764 (H)
662.334.1666 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 405
Jackson, MS
601.359.2224  

Sen. Joseph Thomas

SENATE DISTRICT 22

HOME:
P.O. Box 524 
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662.746.7552 (W)
662.571.2987 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

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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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