Gulfport Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2022-2023
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Gulfport Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $3,859,659 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $279,342,511.

This is the 15th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Gulfport Public School District have been shorted a total of $41,769,773. During this same period, Mississippi raised its academic standards significantly, yet public schools have been denied the resources needed to meet those standards.

Legislators Representing Gulfport Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Kevin Felsher

HOUSE DISTRICT 117

HOME:
P.O. Box 4721
Biloxi, MS  39535
228.365.4747 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Greg Haney

HOUSE DISTRICT 118

HOME:
104 45th St
Gulfport, MS 39507
228.864.9095 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.3338

Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes

HOUSE DISTRICT 119

HOME:
2018 31st Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
228.863.7712 (W)
228.326.8819 (C)

CAPITOL:
BSMNT-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.4074

Rep. Richard Bennett

HOUSE DISTRICT 120

HOME:
20108 Daugherty Rd
Long Beach, MS 39560
228.863.6483 (H)
228.861.6348 (C)

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.2860

Senators

Sen. Mike Thompson

SENATE DISTRICT 48

HOME:
P.O. Box 280
Gulfport, MS 39502
228.265.5010 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 212-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.2220

Sen. Joel Carter

SENATE DISTRICT 49

HOME:
P.O. Box 1300
Gulfport, MS 39502
228.731.3881 (W)
228.360.1156 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks near the bottom, 47th among the states, in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY2020, published May 2022) but much higher, 25th among the states, in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, published May 2018).

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