George County School District

George County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,866,499 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teachers and classrooms, is underfunded by $213,820,138.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the George County School District have been shorted a total of $18,775,936. During this period of annual losses for schools, Mississippi raised its academic standards to among the highest in the country. Public schools must be provided funding that is sufficient to meet those standards.

In state comparisons, Mississippi ranks 16th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, 2015) and 47th in per pupil school spending (Public Education Finances: FY 2015, report published June 2017 by U.S. Census).

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  Legislators Representing George County School District 
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House District 105
Rep. Roun McNeal» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1435
Leakesville, MS  39451
(601) 394-3920 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215
(601) 359-3352
 
Email:
rmcneal@house.ms.gov
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@RounMcNeal
House District 107
Rep. Doug McLeod» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
1211 Bexley Church Road
Lucedale, MS  39452
(601) 947-3125 (H)
(601) 508-0288 (C)
CAPITOL:
BSMT
P.O. Box 1018
 Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3278
Email:
dmcleod@house.ms.gov
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@DmcleodDoug
House District 109
Rep. Manly Barton» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
7905 Pecan Ridge
Moss Point, MS  39562
(228) 588-2763 (H)
(228) 217-1379 (C)  
CAPITOL:
Room 203
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3014
Email:
mbarton@house.ms.gov
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Senate District 43
Sen. Dennis DeBar» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1090
Leakesville, MS  39451

CAPITOL:
Room 407
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3221
Email:
ddebar@senate.ms.gov
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