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Boise School District
Boise, Idaho
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District Profile
Superintendent:Don Coberly
Enrollment:25,476 students
Graduation rate:91%[1]
Number of schools:45
Budget: $244.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Nancy Gregory
Board members:7
Term length:6
Boise School District is a school district in Idaho that served 25,476 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the second-largest school district by enrollment in the state of Idaho.

About the district

Boise School District is located in Ada County, Idaho
Boise School District is located in Ada County, Idaho. The county seat of Ada County is Boise. Ada County is home to 416,464 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Ada County outperformed the rest of Idaho in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.3 percent of Ada County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.1 percent for Idaho as a whole. The median household income in Ada County was $55,210 compared to $46,767 for the state of Idaho. The poverty rate in Ada County was 13.1 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Ada County (%) Idaho (%)
White 92.5 93.7
Black or African American 1.3 0.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.7
Asian 2.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.6 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 7.5 11.8

Presidential Voting Pattern, Ada County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 97,554 77,137
2008 93,328 82,236
2004 94,641 58,523
2000 75,050 40,650

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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Boise School District is Dr. Don Coberly. Serving in this role since August 2010, Coberly previously served as curriculum director for Boise School District from 1994 to 2010. Coberly earned bachelor's degrees in history, elementary education and teaching from the University of Idaho in 1976, a master's in reading teacher education from Boise State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Idaho in 1985.[6]

School board

Boise School District schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to six-year terms.[7]

Boise School District Board of Trustees
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Nancy Gregory 2002 2020
Maria Greeley 2012 2018
A. J. Balukoff 1997 2018
Vacant
Troy Rohn 2012 2018
Doug Park 2013 2020
Brian Cronin 2014 2016

School board elections

See also: Boise School District elections (2014)

Members of the Boise School District Board of Trustees are elected to six-year terms. Elections are held biennially in even number years on the first Tuesday of September.[8] Three seats were up for election in 2014 and one seat will be up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Boise School District Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Audience Participation at Regular Board Meetings
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings.

Individuals wishing to be heard by the Board shall sign up with the Clerk of the Board, following these guidelines, prior to the start of the Board meeting:

  • comments to agenda items only; and
  • at the discretion of the President, time may be limited to 3-5 minutes.

People who wish to speak shall be subject to permission received from the President of the Board of Trustees or designee.

The President or designee may interrupt or terminate an individual's statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, repetitive, or irrelevant. The Board as a whole shall have the final decision in determining the appropriateness of all such rulings.[9]

—Boise School District website, (2014), [10]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for the Boise School District:[11]

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
2012-2013 $181,362,966 78.9% $12,297,677 5.3% $17,096,009 7.4% $10,753,662 4.7% $8,492,602 3.7% $230,002,916
2013-2014 $185,312,242 79% $13,273,100 5.7% $17,404,618 7.4% $10,476,083 4.5% $8,047,840 3.4% $234,513,883
2014-2015 $191,060,887 78.2% $14,977,827 6.1% $18,071,448 7.4% $10,989,877 4.5% $9,194,524 3.8% $244,294,563
Averages: $185,912,031.67 79% $13,516,201.33 6% $17,524,025 7% $10,739,874 5% $8,578,322 4% $236,270,454

Teacher salaries

Boise School District employed 1,530 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Boise Education Association for 2014-2015:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 34,855 36,393
BA + 9 35,112 36,905
BA + 15 35,368 41,288
BA + 30 35,624 45,520
BA + 45 35,880 58,200
MA 35,880 58,200
MA + 9 36,393 59,655
MA + 15 36,905 61,147
MA + 30 37,448 64,242

Unions

Teachers in Boise School District are represented by the Boise Education Association (BEA). The BEA is currently led by Stephanie Myers.[13]

Schools in Boise

Enrollment

Boise serves 25,476 students in 45 schools. The district had seen a steady decline in enrollment for several years before it began to stabilize in 2006. It has risen since 2008.[14]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2004-2005 25,287
2005-2006 24,826 -1.5
2006-2007 24,908 0.3
2007-2008 24,763 -0.5
2008-2009 25,097 1.3
2009-2010 25,228 0.5
2010-2011 25,430 0.7

District schools

Boise School District operates 45 schools listed below in alphabetical order:

Academic performance

Students in the Boise School District are subject to the following national, state and district assessments:[15]

National:

  • NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress - Grades 4, 8, 12

State:

  • IRI - Idaho Reading Indicator - Grades K-3
  • DWA - Direct Writing Assessment - Grades 5, 7, 9
  • DMA - Direct Math Assessment - Grades 4, 6, 8
  • IAA - Idaho Alternate Assessment - Special Education students
  • ISAT - Idaho Standards Achievement Tests - Grades 3-10

Boise School District:

  • CBM - Curriculum Based Measurements - Grades 4-6
  • District Writing Assessment - Grades 6, 8, 11
  • Math Survey Assessment - Accelerated Math 7th grade placement - Grade 6
  • EOC - End of Course Test (semester common final) Grades 7-12

Idaho Standards Achievement Tests

The Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) is Idaho's standards-based assessment designed to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. ISATs test in the areas of reading, language use and mathematics for grades 3-10, with additional science tests for grades 5, 7 and 10.[16]

The following tables display the most recently available ISAT results for the Boise School District:[17]

2009-2010

Grade 3
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 55.58 33.83 5.86 4.72
Math 58.66 29.32 8.06 3.97
Language 43.57 33.25 14.50 8.68
Grade 4
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 46.58 40.51 8.23 4.68
Math 43.75 41.74 9.69 4.82
Language 49.09 34.72 9.74 6.45
Grade 5
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 53.31 35.85 7.48 3.37
Math 38.32 41.97 15.61 4.10
Language 39.51 40.71 12.30 7.48
Science 31.32 36.25 26.57 5.85
Grade 6
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 52.88 35.76 6.67 4.69
Math 49.90 33.50 11.74 4.86
Language 41.14 40.06 13.15 5.65
Grade 7
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 52.51 30.82 7.02 9.64
Math 28.65 43.56 13.10 14.69
Language 23.69 48.60 15.01 12.70
Science 29.38 16.62 26.89 27.11
Grade 8
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 55.28 27.71 5.80 11.21
Math 37.59 35.92 14.66 11.83
Language 25.37 41.05 16.92 16.65
Grade 10
Test Advanced (%) Proficient (%) Basic (%) Below Basic (%)
Reading 33.14 36.00 15.59 15.27
Math 30.96 32.14 17.90 19.00
Language 14.28 43.86 17.84 24.02
Science 29.16 29.07 13.68 28.09

Contact information

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Boise School District
8169 W. Victory Road
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-854-4000
Fax: 208-854-4003

See also

External links

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References

  1. Boise School District, "Boise School District Statistics," accessed November 17, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "Boise Independent District," accessed November 21, 2014 (timed out)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Ada County, Idaho," accessed July 9, 2014
  4. Ada County, "Election Results," accessed July 14, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. LinkedIn, "Don Coberly," November 17, 2014
  7. Independent School District of Boise City, "Board of Trustees," accessed November 21, 2014
  8. Boise School District, "Board of Trustees Policy Manual - 1122C Trustees Terms of Office and Election of Trustees," accessed November 17, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Boise School District, "Board of Trustees Policy Manual - 1441 Audience Participation at Regular Board Meetings," accessed November 17, 2014
  11. Boise Independent School District, "Budget Documents," accessed December 11, 2014
  12. Boise School District, "Salary Schedule 2014-2015," accessed November 17, 2014
  13. Boise Education Association, "Homepage," accessed November 11, 2014
  14. Boise School District, "Enrollment Figures," accessed November 17, 2014
  15. Boise School District, "Assessment," accessed November 17, 2014
  16. Idaho State Department of Education, "Idaho Standards Achievement Tests (ISATs)," accessed November 17, 2014
  17. Idaho State Department of Education, "Boise Independent School District Report Card 2009 – 2010," accessed November 17, 2014