Forrest County School District

Forrest County School District's state funding for the 2017-2018 school year is $1,027,820 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 Forrest County School District have been shorted a total of $10,291,269. 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 Forrest County School District
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House District 87
Rep. Chris Johnson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 18247
Hattiesburg, MS  39404
(601) 270-1314 (C)
CAPITOL:
BSMT
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3362
Email:
chjohnson@house.ms.gov
Facebook:
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House District 102
Rep. Missy McGee
HOME:
P.O. Box 19089
Hattiesburg, MS  39404
CAPITOL:
Email:
mmcgee@house.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@MissyWMcGee

House District 103
Rep. Percy W. Watson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
P.O. Box 1767
Hattiesburg, MS  39403
(601) 544-6490 (H)
(601) 545-1051 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 100-C
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3354
Email:
pwatson@house.ms.gov
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House District 104
Rep. Larry Byrd» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
17 Byrd Road
Petal, MS  39465
(601) 544-1877 (H)
(601) 310-3552 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 400-B
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215
(601) 359-3337
Email:
lbyrd@house.ms.gov
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@RepLarryByrd
 
Senate District 34
Sen. Juan Barnett» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
CAPITOL:
Room 407
P. O. Box 1018 
Jackson, MS  39215 
(601)359-3221
Email:
jbarnett@senate.ms.gov
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Senate District 41
Sen. Joey Fillingane» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
8 Westbrook Drive
Sumrall, MS 39482
(601) 271-2070 (H)
(601) 264-3323 (W)
CAPITOL:
Room 215-C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-3246
Email:
jfillingane@senate.ms.gov
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Twitter:
@JoeyFillingane
Senate District 42
Sen. Chris McDaniel» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
506 South Court
Ellisville, MS 39437
(601) 477-2291 (H)
(601) 649-8611 (W)
(601) 580-5833 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 404
P.O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2395
Email:
cmcdaniel@senate.ms.gov
Facebook:
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@SenatorMcDaniel
Instagram:
SenatorMcDaniel
Senate District 45
Sen. Billy Hudson» See Voting Record» See Ed Report
HOME:
27 Troon Circle
Hattiesburg, MS  39401
(601) 466-3573 (C)
CAPITOL:
Room 404
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 359-2395
Email:
bhudson@senate.ms.gov