Winona School District

Winona School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $570,158 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 Winona School District have been shorted a total of $5,755,122. 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 Winona School District 
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House District 46
Rep. Karl Oliver» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 95 
Winona, MS 38967
(662) 283-2121 (W)
Room 400-F
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2430
Senate District 14
Sen. Lydia Graves Chassaniol» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 211
Winona, MS  38967
(662) 453-3172 (H)
Room 212-A
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3246
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Senate District 15
Sen. Gary Jackson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
P.O. Box 40
French Camp, MS  39745
(662) 547-6684 (H)
Room 212-C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3244