- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The Ocean Springs School District will not renew contracts for its six nurses, citing lack of funding.

Instead, the school district entered into a contract for next year with Singing River Health System, an outside health care provider.

Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1sveha6) the contract will save the school district over $23,000.

She said more cuts could be necessary in the school district, but didn’t say where.

Funding for the school district, according to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula, was short more than $2 million for the school year that will begin in August. Stretching back eight years, the district has been underfunded more than $20 million. The MAEP formula would provide “adequate” funding for education.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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