Hattiesburg Public School District

-$ 0
Underfunded for 2021-2022
-$ 0
total underfunded since 2008

Hattiesburg Public School District’s state funding for the 2021-2022 school year is $2,101,559 below the amount required by state law. Statewide, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), which funds teacher salaries and classrooms, is underfunded by $271,713,157.

This is the 14th consecutive year that Mississippi has underfunded its public schools. Since 2008, the last time the MAEP was fully funded, students in the Hattiesburg Public School District have been shorted a total of $25,943,086. 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 Hattiesburg Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Joseph Tubb

HOUSE DISTRICT 87

HOME:
30 Pin Oak Ln.
Purvis, MS 39475
601.336.3660 (W)

CAPITOL:

601.359.3770

Rep. Missy McGee

HOUSE DISTRICT 102

HOME:
P.O. Box 1018
Hattiesburg, MS 39404

CAPITOL:
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Percy Watson

HOUSE DISTRICT 103

HOME:
P.O. Box 1767
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
601.544.6490 (H)
601.545.1051 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Rep. Larry Byrd

HOUSE DISTRICT 104

HOME:
17 Byrd Rd.
Petal, MS 39465
601.544.1877 (H)
601.310.3552 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-B
Jackson, MS
601.359.3770

Senators

Sen. Juan Barnett

SENATE DISTRICT 34

HOME:
P.O. Box 407
Heidelberg, MS 39439

CAPITOL:
Room 407
Jackson, MS
601.359.2224

Sen. Joey Fillingane

SENATE DISTRICT 41

HOME:
8 Westbrook Dr.
Sumrall, MS 39482
601.271.2070 (H)
601.264.3323 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3221

Sen. John Polk

SENATE DISTRICT 44

HOME:
53 Tidewater Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601.261.5613 (H)
601.467.5117 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 215
Jackson, MS
601.359.2395

Sen. Chris Johnson

SENATE DISTRICT 45

HOME:
P.O. Box 18247
Hattiesburg, MS  39404
601.270.1314 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 213
Jackson, MS
601.359.4088

School and District Accountability Ratings

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Nationally, Mississippi ranks 25th in the rigor of our academic standards (Education Next, report published May 2018) and 47th in per pupil school spending (U.S. Census, Public Education Finances: FY 2017, published April 2019).

Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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