Simpson County School District

Simpson County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,617,619 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 Simpson County School District have been shorted a total of $17,368,590. 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 Simpson County School District 
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House District 62
Rep. Tom Weathersby» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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3806 Highway 49 S
Florence, MS  39073
(601) 845-2017 (H) 
CAPITOL:
Room 115-A
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3336
Email:
tweathersby@house.ms.gov
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House District 77
Rep. Andy Gipson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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CAPITOL:
Room 112-B
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-1541
Email:
agipson@house.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@RepAndyGipson
House District 90
Rep. Noah Sanford» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1900
Collins, MS 39428
(601) 517-6622 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-9489
Email:
nsanford@house.ms.gov
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 Twitter:
@NoahSanford
House District 91
Rep. Bob Evans» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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P.O. Box 636
Monticello, MS  39654
(601) 587-9313 (H)
(601) 587-0615 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2433
Email:
bevans@house.ms.gov
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Senate District 35
Sen. Chris Caughman» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
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CAPITOL:
Room 405
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3244
Email:
ccaughman@senate.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@Caughman4Senate