At the youth detention center in Gulfport, young lawbreakers take the same classes as other students their age. When the renovated Biloxi jail reopens as the county's youth detention center, tentatively in August, the classes will move there too. Gulfport's School Superintendent Carlos Hicks says "Once we all, by all I mean the Biloxi district and our district get official notification that it will be moving and when it will be moving then we'll have reason to sit down and this can be done fairly quickly."
Biloxi's school superintendent doesn't have a problem taking over the education program. But Dr. Larry Drawdy doesn't think one school district should have to bear the total expense. "I really think it oughta be one that is shared by school districts that have children that have been assigned to that detention center," Drawdy says.