Meridian Public School District

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

Meridian Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $2,705,637 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 Meridian Public School District have been shorted a total of $33,813,153. 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 Meridian Public 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
601.359.3311

Rep. Steve Horne

HOUSE DISTRICT 81

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

CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.9392

Rep. Charles Young

HOUSE DISTRICT 82

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

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.2432

Rep. Billy Calvert

HOUSE DISTRICT 83

HOME:
P.O. Box 5774
Meridian, MS 39302
601.485.2477 (W)
601.490.0652 (C) 

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Rod Hickman

SENATE DISTRICT 32

HOME:
2829 Jefferson St.
Macon, MS 39341

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

Sen. Jeff Tate

SENATE DISTRICT 33

HOME:
P.O. Box 1005
Meridian, MS 39302
601.527.4124 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

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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).

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