Long Beach School District 

Long Beach School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,592,988 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 Long Beach School District have been shorted a total of $13,943,151. 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 Long Beach School District
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House District 119
Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
2018  31st Ave.
Gulfport, MS  39501
(228) 863-7712 (W)
(228) 326-8819 (C)
CAPITOL:
BSMT B
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-4074
Email:
swilliams-barnes@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Barnes' FB Page
Twitter:
@VoteSonya
House District 120
Rep. Richard Bennett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
20108 Daugherty Rd
Long Beach, MS  39560
(228) 863-6483 (H)
(228) 861-6348 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 201-M3
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-5336
Email:
rbennett@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Bennett's FB page
 
Senate District 48
Sen. Deborah Dawkins» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
111 Lang Avenue #3
Pass Christian, MS  39571
(228) 452-5182 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 405-B
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3237
Email:
ddawkins@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Dawkins' FB Page
 

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