Pearl Public School District

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

Pearl Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $2,511,009 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 Pearl Public School District have been shorted a total of $26,931,713. 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 Pearl Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Fred Shanks

HOUSE DISTRICT 60

HOME:
107 Lori Circle
Brandon, MS 39042
601.540.0041 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Gene Newman

HOUSE DISTRICT 61

HOME:
801 Country Place Dr.
Pearl, MS 39208
601.939.9633 (H)
601.932.1060 (F)
601.316.2491 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Zakiya Summers

HOUSE DISTRICT 68

HOME:
P.O. Box 21210
Jackson, MS  39289
769.224.0554 (W)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Lee Yancey

HOUSE DISTRICT 74

HOME:
P.O. Box 4215
Brandon, MS 39047
601.824.3297 (H)
601.824.7455 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 102-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3744

Senators

Sen. Josh Harkins

SENATE DISTRICT 20

HOME:
P.O. Box 320374
Flowood, MS 39232
601.209.8448 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

Sen. Dean Kirby

SENATE DISTRICT 30

HOME:
P.O. Box 54099
Pearl, MS 39288
601.932.1966 (H)
601.939.5968 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 307
Jackson, MS
601.359.4089

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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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