Philadelphia School District

 Philadelphia School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $473,351 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 Philadelphia School District have been shorted a total of $4,850,634. 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 Philadelphia School District
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sbounds@house.ms.gov; mevans@house.ms.gov; jbranning@senate.ms.gov

House District 44
Rep. C. Scott Bounds» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
45 Carla Drive
Philadelphia, MS  39350
(601) 656-1765 (H)
CAPITOL:
Room 115-B
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3334
Email:
sbounds@house.ms.gov
   
House District 45
Rep. Michael T. Evans» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
1147 Mount Harmony Rd.
Preston, MS  39354
(662) 677-3738 (H)
(601) 656-5841 (W)
(601) 416-7495 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3311
Email:
mevans@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Evans' FB page
 

Senate District 18
Sen. Jenifer Branning» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:

CAPITOL:
Room 215
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3246
Email:
jbranning@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Branning's FB page

Twitter:
@jbranninglaw

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