Wilkinson County School District

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

Wilkinson County School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $632,929 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 Wilkinson County School District have been shorted a total of $8,283,490. 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 Wilkinson County School District

Representatives

Rep. Angela Cockerham

HOUSE DISTRICT 96

HOME:
P.O. Box 613
Magnolia, MS 39652
601.783.4979 (H)
601.968.5575 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 201
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Tammy Witherspoon

SENATE DISTRICT 38

HOME:
420 N. Clark Ave.
Magnolia, MS 39652

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

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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).

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