Newton County School District 

Newton County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $863,391 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 Newton County School District have been shorted a total of $8,671,292. 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 Newton County School District
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House District 78
Rep. Randy Rushing» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
672 North 8th Ave
P.O. Box 424
Decatur, MS  39327
(601) 635-2044 (H)
(601) 917-9504 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-H
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3371
Email:
rrushing@house.ms.gov
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House District 84
Rep. William Shirley» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
911 CR 140
Quitman, MS  39355
(601) 776-3428 (H)
(601) 513-9428 (C)
CAPITOL:
BSMT
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2434
Email:
wshirley@house.ms.gov
   
Senate District 31
Sen. Terry C. Burton» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
101 Rew Street
Newton, MS  39345
(601) 683-7050 (H)
(601) 683-6695 (W) 
CAPITOL:
Room 307  
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3209
Email:
tburton@senate.ms.gov
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