Water Valley Public School District

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

Water Valley Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $703,397 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 Water Valley Public School District have been shorted a total of $8,783,832. 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 Water Valley Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Thomas Reynolds

HOUSE DISTRICT 33

HOME:
P.O. Drawer 280
Charleston, MS 38921
662.473.2571 (H)
662.647.3203 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 100
Jackson, MS
601.359.2424

Senators

Sen. Benjamin Suber

SENATE DISTRICT 8

HOME:
P.O. Box 8
Bruce, MS 38915
662.983.3000 (H)
662.983.3030 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

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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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