Ocean Springs School District

Ocean Springs School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $2,587,654 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 Ocean Springs School District have been shorted a total of $23,376,814. 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 Ocean Springs School District
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cbusby@house.ms.gov; jread@house.ms.gov; hzuber@house.ms.gov; jguice@house.ms.gov; mwatson@senate.ms.gov; bwiggins@senate.ms.gov

House District 111
Rep. Charles Busby» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
907 Grant Avenue
Pascagoula, MS  39567
(228) 769-0501 (W)
(228) 990-2200 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 202
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3355 
Email:
cbusby@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Busby's FB page
Link to Rep. Busby's Campaign FB page
Twitter:
@CharlesBusbyMS
House District 112
Rep. John Read» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
2396 Robert Hiram Drive
Gautier, MS  39552
(228) 497-9852 (H)
(228) 497-4090 (W)
(228) 990-8051 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 201-M2
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3321
Email:
jread@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Read's FB page
 
House District 113
Rep. Hank Zuber » See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
429 Hanley Road
Ocean Springs, MS  39564
(228) 875-4866 (H)
(228) 875-1097 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 402-C
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3328
Email:
hzuber@house.ms.gov
 Facebook:
Link to Rep. Zuber's FB page
 
House District 114
Rep. Jeffrey S. Guice» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 549
Ocean Springs, MS  39566
(228) 875-1114 (W)
(228) 872-2994 (H)
(228) 219-2953 (C)
CAPITOL:
BSMT
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2420
Email:
jguice@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Rep. Guice's FB page

Twitter:
@RepJeffGuice
Senate District 51
Sen. Michael Watson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 964
Pascagoula, MS  38568
CAPITOL:
Room 404
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2395
Email:
mwatson@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Watson's Political FB page
Link to Sen. Watson's FB page
Twitter:
@MichaelWatsonMS
Senate District 52
Sen. Brice Wiggins» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
1201 Farnsworth Ave.
Pascagoula, MS  39567
(228) 696-3545 (H)
(228) 324-3141 (C)   
CAPITOL:
Room 404-B
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3234
Email:
bwiggins@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
Link to Sen. Wiggins' FB page
Twitter:
@BriceWigginsMS
Instagram:
BriceWiggins_SenatorMS

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