Philadelphia Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2020-2021
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Philadelphia Public School District’s state funding for the 2020-2021 school year is $488,204 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $250,379,812.

This is the 13th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Philadelphia Public School District have been shorted a total of $6,323,945. 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 Philadelphia Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Scott Bounds

HOUSE DISTRICT 44

HOME:
45 Carla Drive
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601.656.1765 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 115-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

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
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Jenifer Branning

SENATE DISTRICT 18

HOME:
235 West Beacon St.
Philadelphia, MS 39350

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3221

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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).