Walthall County School District

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

Walthall County School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $1,104,825 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 Walthall County School District have been shorted a total of $15,204,365. 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 Walthall County School District

Representatives

Rep. Daryl Porter

HOUSE DISTRICT 98

HOME:
P.O. Box 772
Summit, MS  39666
601.248.8328 (C)

CAPITOL:

Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Bill Pigott

HOUSE DISTRICT 99

HOME:
92 Pigott Easterling Rd
Tylertown, MS 39667
601.303.0988 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 119-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3332

Senators

Sen. Kelvin Butler

SENATE DISTRICT 38

HOME:
2018 Hawthorne Drive
McComb, MS  39648
601.680.4281 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room: 408 E
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
601.359.2224

Sen. Jason Barrett

SENATE DISTRICT 39

HOME:
P.O. Box 729
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601.833.1177 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

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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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