Houston School District

Houston School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $867,644 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 Houston School District have been shorted a total of $8,655,616. 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 Houston School District
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House District 22
Rep. Preston E. Sullivan» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
1601 CR 410
Okolona, MS  38860
(662) 447-5719 (H)
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-4073
Senate District 8
Sen. Russell Jolly» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
369 Hwy.47
Houston, MS  38851
(662) 456-3118 (H)  
(662) 542-6701 (C)
Room 408
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2886
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