Pascagoula-Gautier Public School District

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

Pascagoula-Gautier Public School District’s state funding for the 2022-2023 school year is $3,914,661 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 Pascagoula-Gautier Public School District have been shorted a total of $46,725,205. 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 Pascagoula-Gautier Public School District

Representatives

Rep. Jeramey Anderson

HOUSE DISTRICT 110

HOME:
P.O. Box 311
Escatawpa, MS 39562
228.206.2129 (H)

CAPITOL:
Room 400-F
Jackson, MS
601.359.2438

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

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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