Bentonville School District, Arkansas

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Bentonville Public Schools
Bentonville, Arkansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Mike Poore
Enrollment:14,911
Graduation rate:90%
Number of schools:17
Budget: $121.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Travis Riggs
Board members:7
Term length:5=4
Bentonville Public Schools is a school district in Arkansas. Current enrollment stands at 14,911 students.

About the district

Location

Bentonville Public Schools are located in Benton County, Arkansas
Bentonville Public Schools are located in Benton County, Arkansas. The county seat of Benton County is Bentonville. Benton County is home to an estimated 232,268 residents as of the 2012 US Census.[1]

Demographics

Benton County showed positive averages compared to the state figures showing household income, higher education and poverty levels in 2011. The median household income in Benton County was $52,159 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 27.6% of Benton County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Benton County was 11.8% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 17.6% of Benton County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Benton County (%) Arkansas (%)
White 90.4 80.0
Black or African American 1.8 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.8 0.9
Asian 3.2 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.3
Two or More Races 2.2 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 15.9 6.8

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[3]

Superintendent

The current Superintendent of Bentonville Public Schools is Mike Poore.[4]

School board

Bentonville Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to four-year terms. School board members are not compensated for their services.[5]

Bentonville Board of Education
Member District (if applicable)
Travis Riggs Zone 5
Willie Cowgur Zone 4
Matt Burgess Zone 6
Wendy Cheatham Zone 7
Brent Leas Zone 2
Rebecca Powers Zone 1
Grant Lightie Zone 3

School board elections

See also: Bentonville Public Schools elections (2013)

Leadership

School Board

Current school board members include:[6]

Board Member Position Term Ends
Willie Cowgur 1 2015
Kim Mertes, Secretary 2 2015
Rudy Upshaw 3 2012
Rebecca Koonce, President 4 2013
Travis Riggs, Vice President 5 2014
Bryan Vernetti 6 2014
Scott Packnett 7 2013

Teacher Contracts

The 2012-2013 certified employee salary schedule lists salaries ranging from $43,612 to $69,694.[7]

2011-2012 contracts can be found here.

Administrative Officials

Key administrative officials include:[8]

Name Position
Michael Poore Superintendent
Dr. Sterling Ming Executive Director, Finance
Galen Havner Executive Director, Human Resources
Dena Ross Executive Director, Instructional Services
Mary Ley Executive Director, Communication/PR & Community Partnerships
Andy Mayes Technology Director
Suzanne Nicholas Federal Programs Director
Judy Marquess Staff Development Director
Tamara Gibson Staff Development Director
Bradley Reed Student Services Director
Tanya Sharp Special Services Director
Waynette Chambers Special Services Associate Director
Kim Buchanan Coordinator of Special Education Services
Kathy Herndon Coordinator of Elementary Special Services
Deb Kee Early Childhood Director
Scott Passmore Athletics Director
Paul Wallace Facilities Director
Dr. Karen Morton Assessment & Data Management Director
Nathalie Brunell Accounting Director
Garry Bruch Arend Arts Center Director
Chris DeWitt Transportation Services Director
Vicki Lunsford Executive Assistant to Superintendent
Victor England Energy Education Manager

Budget

Bentonville School District published its annual budget on their district website.[9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $91,916,141 72.8% $11,287,618 8.9% $7,403,109 5.9% $6,577,054 5.2% $9,084,741 7.2% $126,268,663
2011-2012 $94,969,711 70.5% $12,202,845 9.1% $9,195,719 6.8% $7,732,412 5.7% $10,621,407 7.9% $134,722,094
Averages: $93,442,926 72% $11,745,231.5 9% $8,299,414 6% $7,154,733 5% $9,853,074 8% $130,495,378.5

Teacher salaries

Bentonville Public Schools employs 1,065 certified teachers during the 2011-2012 school year. This chart details teacher salaries according to the FY 2012-2013 Certified Salary Schedule.[10]

Salary Schedule

KPBSD FY12 Salary Scheduled
PAY GRADE Bachelor Bachelor +15 Master's Master's +15 Master's +30/ED.S
0 $43,612 $44,234 $46,708 $47,498 $48,287
1 $44,069 $44,800 $47,288 $48,080 $48,867
2 $44,643 $45,372 $47,875 $48,665 $49,452
3 $45,238 $45,972 $48,485 $49,275 $50,068
4 $45,837 $46,568 $49,092 $49,892 $50,697
5 $46,945 $47,676 $50,223 $51,040 $51,851
6 $47,579 $48,308 $50,867 $51,713 $52,532
7 $48,175 $48,905 $51,477 $52,361 $53,191
8 $48,771 $49,502 $52,100 $53,019 $53,855
9 $49,369 $50,099 $52,744 $53,682 $54,530
10 $50,732 $51,465 $54,178 $55,142 $55,998
11 $51,384 $52,115 $54,896 $55,884 $56,745
12 $51,980 $52,711 $55,567 $56,580 $57,450
13 $52,577 $53,352 $56,249 $57,288 $58,168
14 $53,173 $54,010 $56,939 $58,003 $58,894
15 $54,431 $55,314 $58,296 $59,386 $60,283
16 $54,431 $55,314 $59,049 $60,169 $61,077
17 $54,431 $55,314 $59,777 $60,920 $61,842
18 $54,431 $55,314 $60,508 $61,679 $62,610
19 $54,431 $55,314 $61,254 $62,451 $63,395
20 $54,431 $55,314 $62,659 $63,890 $64,841
21 $54,431 $55,314 $63,470 $64,734 $65,692
22 $54,431 $55,314 $64,246 $65,537 $66,513
23 $54,431 $55,314 $65,036 $66,359 $67,344
24 $54,431 $55,314 $65,840 $67,196 $68,187
25 $54,431 $55,314 $67,303 $68,692 $69,694

Schools in Bentonville Public School District

Enrollment

Bentonville Public Schools served 15,320 students during the 2012-13 school year.

District schools

Bentonville Public Schools operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Bentonville Public Schools
Name
Apple Glen Elementary School
Ardis Ann Middle School
Bentonville High School
Bright Field Middle School
Centerton Gamble Elementary School
Central Park Elementary School
Cooper Elementary School
Elm Tree Elementary School
Fulbright Junior High School
Lincoln Junior High School
Mary Jones Elementary School
Old Hill Middle School
R.E. Baker Elementary School
Ruth Baker Middle School
Sugar Creek Elementary School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Washington Junior High School
Willowbrook Elementary School

Issues

Controversies

Armed employees

Bentonville Public Schools Superintendent Michael Poore agreed with the Arkansas Attorney General's statement condemning the River Valley School District's attempt to arm their teachers. Poore is quoted as saying "“The attorney general’s decision kind of aligns with where we stood as a school district, where we just didn’t think it was appropriate to arm our own staff with guns."[12]

Academic performance

State mandated testing data can be found here.

2011-2012 Adequate Yearly Progress Data shows that 6 schools did not meet yearly progress requirements. Those schools are:[13]

  • Mary Mae Jones Elementary
  • Sugar Creek Elementary
  • Old High Middle School
  • Spring Hill Middle School
  • Lincoln Jr. High School
  • Bentonville High School

State of Arkansas Reading Scores 2011-2012[14] - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 6.4% 10.6% 32.6% 50.4%
4th 1.7% 7.8% 31.6% 59%
5th 0.8% 12.4% 33.4% 53.4%
6th 1.9% 14.7% 37% 46.4%
7th 0.5% 14.2% 39.4% 45.9%
8th 0.3% 6.1% 41.5% 52.2%

State of Arkansas Math Scores 2011-2012[14] - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
3rd 0.8% 5.9% 20.5% 72.8%
4th 2.2% 6.5% 21.9% 69.4%
5th 1.5% 5.2% 28.1% 65.2%
6th 1.7% 4.9% 23.4% 70%
7th 1.5% 4% 23.2% 71.3%
8th 2.9% 7.1% 38.9% 51%

Website evaluation

Last rated on August 10, 2012.

The good

  • Budget documents are posted.[15] Revenues are included.
  • Board meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes are posted.[16]
  • Elected officials are listed with contact information.[6]
  • Administrative officials are listed with contact information.[8]
  • Teacher contracts are posted.[15]
  • Audits are posted.[15]
  • Some academic performance data is posted.[17]
  • Background check details are posted in the personnel handbook.[18]

The bad

  • Tax rates are not posted.
  • Public records request details are not posted.
  • School report card links are not functional.

Contact information

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500 Tiger Boulevard
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 254-5000 </br> Fax: (479) 271-1159
Email: help@bentonvillek12.org

External links

See also

Bentonville Public Schools elections (2013)

References