Walthall County School District
Walthall County School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $1,063,581 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 Walthall County School District have been shorted a total of $14,099,540. 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
Rep. Daryl Porter
HOUSE DISTRICT 98
P.O. Box 772
Summit, MS 39666
Rep. Bill Pigott
HOUSE DISTRICT 99
92 Pigott Easterling Rd
Tylertown, MS 39667
SENATE DISTRICT 38
Special election will be held Nov. 2
420 N. Clark Ave.
Magnolia, MS 39652
Sen. Jason Barrett
SENATE DISTRICT 39
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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).