Newton County School District

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

Newton County School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $1,182,914 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 Newton County School District have been shorted a total of $13,863,212. 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 Newton County School District

Representatives

Rep. Randy Rushing

HOUSE DISTRICT 78

HOME:
672 North 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 424
Decatur, MS 39327
601.635.2044 (H)
601.917.9504 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-H
Jackson, MS
601.359.3371

Rep. Troy Smith

HOUSE DISTRICT 84

HOME:
320 Smith Ridge Ln.
Enterprise, MS  39330
601.527.7991 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770 

Senators

Sen. Tyler McCaughn

SENATE DISTRICT 31

HOME:
P.O. Box 28
Newton, MS 39345
601.683.2382 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 212-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

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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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