Delbert Championed Teacher Pay & Investments in Education
When Delbert Hosemann took office as Lt. Governor in 2020, one of his first acts was to establish Teacher and Administrator Councils. Since then, he has held teacher listening sessions across state—the first of their kind initiated by a sitting Lt. Governor. He also continues to meet with educators when passing major education legislation. These conversations resulted in significant legislation for our schools including:
- Increasing general funding for schools in 2023 by $100 million (the Senate voted unanimously to provide full funding for MAEP at $181 million);
- Investing an additional $300 million in teacher pay raises over two years;
- Doubling classroom supply funds and requiring cards to be distributed at the beginning of the year so teachers do not have to pay out of pocket for supplies;
- Adding 5,400 seats for high quality early childhood education; and
- Creating a revolving loan program for the repair of school buildings.
Mississippi has made a lot of progress in education, but more work remains to be done. Delbert is committed to continuing to provide our students an education which will allow them to be competitive not only with neighboring states, but with the world. In the new term, he also intends to address additional resources for our special needs children, including expertise in screening, teaching, and therapy in districts, and address the mental health needs of our students.
Delbert is the only candidate for Lt. Governor with a record of supporting teachers, students, and schools in Mississippi.
Vote to re-elect Delbert Hosemann as Lt. Governor on August 8.