Ocean Springs Public School District

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

Ocean Springs Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $3,829,029 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 Ocean Springs Public School District have been shorted a total of $39,830,567. 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 Ocean Springs Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Charles Busby

HOUSE DISTRICT 111

HOME:
901 Beach Blvd
Pacagoula, MS 39567
228.769.0501 (W)
228.990.2200 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 202
Jackson, MS
601.359.3355

Rep. John Read

HOUSE DISTRICT 112

HOME:
2396 Robert Hiram Drive
Gautier, MS 39552
228.497.9852 (H)
228.497.4090 (W)
228.990.8051 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 201-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3340

Rep. Henry Zuber III

HOUSE DISTRICT 113

HOME:
503 Minor Ln.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228.875.4866 (H)
228.875.1097 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 402-C
Jackson, MS
601.359.3364

Rep. Jeffrey Guice

HOUSE DISTRICT 114

HOME:
P.O. Box 549
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
228.875.1114 (W)
228.219.2953 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 201M-4
Jackson, MS
601.359.2420

Senators

Sen. Jeremy England

SENATE DISTRICT 51

HOME:
P.O. Box 6363
Vancleave, MS 39565
228.219.1180 (C)

CAPITOL:
Room 404
Jackson, MS
601.359.3232

Sen. Brice Wiggins

SENATE DISTRICT 52

HOME:
1201 Farnsworth Ave.
Pascagoula, MS 39567
601.510.9378 (F)
228.324.3141 (W)

CAPITOL:
Room 409
Jackson, MS
601.359.3237

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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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