West Point Public School District

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

West Point Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $1,628,993 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 West Point Public School District have been shorted a total of $20,703,307. 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 West Point Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Karl Gibbs

HOUSE DISTRICT 36

HOME:
543 George Walker Rd.
West Point, MS 39773
662.494.3669 (H)
662.346.1842 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Lynn Wright

HOUSE DISTRICT 37

HOME:
1989 Lake Lowndes Rd.
Columbus, MS 39702
662.549.1216 (C)

CAPITOL:

601.359.3770

Rep. Cheikh Taylor

HOUSE DISTRICT 38

HOME:
383 Steele Rd
Starkville, MS 39759
662.617.8125 (H)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Angela Turner-Ford

SENATE DISTRICT 16

HOME:
P.O. Drawer 1500
West Point, MS 39773
662.494.6611 (W)
662.494.4814 (F)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

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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