Canton School District

Canton School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,422,661 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 Canton School District have been shorted a total of $13,235,916. 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 Canton School District
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eblackmon@house.ms.gov; cwilson@house.ms.gov; bblackmon@senate.ms.gov; bclarke@senate.ms.gov
House District 57
Rep. Edward Blackmon, Jr.» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Drawer 105
 Canton, MS  39046
 (601) 859-4202 (H)
 (601) 859-1567 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 201-M6
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-9394
Email:
eblackmon@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Blackmon's FB page
 Twitter:
@EdwardBlackmonJ
House District 73
Rep. Cory Wilson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 2957
Madison, MS  39130
(601) 212-4748 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 112-E
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3742
Email:
cwilson@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Wilson's FB Page
Twitter:
@CoryWilsonMS
Senate District 21
Sen. Barbara Blackmon» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:


 
CAPITOL:
Room 213-F
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3237
Email:
bblackmon@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
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Senate District 22
Sen. Eugene S. (Buck) Clarke» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 668
Hollandale, MS  38748
(662) 827-5685 (H)
(662) 827-7261 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 214-D
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3250
Email:
bclarke@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Clarke's FB Page
 Twitter:
@DCWarrior74