Lowndes County School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2019-2020
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Lowndes County School District’s state funding for the 2019-2020 school year is $2,477,698 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $224,848,038.

This is the 12th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Lowndes County School District have been shorted a total of $25,525,376. 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 Lowndes County School District

Representatives

Rep. Gary Chism

HOUSE DISTRICT 37

HOME:
P.O. Box 2343
Columbus, MS 39704
662.328.7769 (H)
662.327.0777 (W)
662.386.6619 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-G
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Cheikh Taylor

HOUSE DISTRICT 38

HOME:
383 Steele Rd
Starkville, MS 39759
662.617.8125 (H)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Dana McLean 

HOUSE DISTRICT 39 

HOME:
332 Williamsburg Rd.
Columbus, MS  39705
662.328.0607 (C)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Kabir Karriem

HOUSE DISTRICT 41

HOME:
P.O. Box 255
Columbus, MS 39703
662.328.3063 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Rep. Carl Mickens

HOUSE DISTRICT 42

HOME:
P.O. Box 427
Brooksville, MS 39739
662.425.1804 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Angela Turner-Ford

SENATE DISTRICT 16

HOME:
P.O. Drawer 1500
West Point, MS 39773
662.494.6611 (W)
662.494.4814 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

Sen. Charles Younger

SENATE DISTRICT 17

HOME:
1213 Younger Rd.
Columbus, MS 39701
662.329.3430 (H) 

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232 

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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).