Petal Public School District

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

Petal Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $2,585,207 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 Petal Public School District have been shorted a total of $26,662,776. 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 Petal Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Larry Byrd

HOUSE DISTRICT 104

HOME:
17 Byrd Rd.
Petal, MS 39465
601.544.1877 (H)
601.310.3552 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Chris McDaniel

SENATE DISTRICT 42

HOME:
506 South Court
Ellisville, MS 39437
601.477.2291 (H)
601.649.8611 (W)
601.649.6062 (F)
601.580.5833 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

Sen. Chris Johnson

SENATE DISTRICT 45

HOME:
P.O. Box 18247
Hattiesburg, MS  39404
601.270.1314 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

School and District Accountability Ratings

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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).

Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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