Marion County School District

Marion County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,047,594 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 Marion County School District have been shorted a total of $11,071,443. 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 Marion Co. School District
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House District 99
Rep. Bill Pigott» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
92 Pigott Easterling Rd
Tylertown, MS 39667
(601) 303-0988 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 119-B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3332
Email:
bpigott@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Pigott's FB Page
 Twitter:
@lifeofpigott
House District 100
Rep. Ken Morgan» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
1640 Highway 587
Morgantown, MS 39483
(601) 736-9688 (H)
(601) 731-4100 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 119-C
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-5334
Email:
kmorgan@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Morgan's FB page
 
Senate District 40
Sen. Angela Burks Hill» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
54 Watts Rd
Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-3195 (H)
(601) 916-3952 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 408
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2886
Email:
ahill@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Hill's FB Page
 

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