Botetourt Public Schools, Virginia
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- Budget information for the 2009-2010 academic year, including an Annual Expenditures Report, is available. No proposed or approved budget has been posted for the 2010-2011 academic year.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via links to the Virginia Department of Education website Report Cards. State accreditation information is also available.
- School board meeting dates, agendas, and minutes are present.
- Hiring information and policies, including State legislation, and employee salary scale are available on the division website.
- Section K: School Community Relations of the Botetourt County Public Schools Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes staff evaluation procedures.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
- The website does not include information on background checks.
- The website does not include information on audits.
The Botetourt County School Board is comprised of five members elected from the County’s magisterial districts. Members serve four-year terms. The Board is primarily responsible for developing policies regarding the operation of the school division.
Current School Board Members
|Michael Beahm, Chairman||Valley District|
|Jack Leffel, Vice Chairman||Fincastle District|
|Kathy Graham Sullivan||Buchanan District|
|Scott Swortzel||Blue Ridge District|
|Ruth E. Wallace||Amsterdam District|
The current division superintendent is Anthony S. Brads.
The Virginia Public School System is supervised by a Board of Education, comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Members serve staggered four-year terms.
The Board of Education is responsible for dividing the Commonwealth of Virginia into school divisions and reviewing existing divisions to ensure standards of quality are being met. The Board makes annual reports to the General Assembly regarding public education in the Commonwealth and is further charged with certifying to the school board of each division a list of persons for the office of division superintendent of schools, one of whom the school board ultimately selects to fill the position. The Board also approves all educational materials used in the public schools. Supervision of school divisions is conducted by individual school boards.
Current Board of Education Members
|Eleanor B. Saslaw, President||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President||2nd||January 29, 2011|
|Elizabeth D. Beamer||1st||January 29, 2014|
|Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.||1st||June 30, 2011|
|Isis M. Castro||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|David M. Foster||1st||January 29, 2014|
|David L. Johnson||2nd||June 30, 2011|
|K. Rob Krupicka||1st||January 29, 2013|
|Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin||1st||January 29, 2013|
Expenditures for the 2009-2010 academic year totaled $ 52,634,561.07. 68.22% of this budget was dedicated to Instruction. The budget reflects $2,487,434.63 in federal revenue, $22,738,355.13 in state revenue, and $21,213,459.82 in City-County funds.
The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.
School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Botetourt County Public Schools as having a student population of 5,086 and 11 schools in the division.
Botetourt County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Breckinridge Elementary||Pre-K - 5||253||Yes|
|Buchanan Elementary||Pre-K - 5||332||Yes|
|Central Academy Middle||6 - 8||465||No|
|Cloverdale Elementary||K - 5||330||Yes|
|Colonial Elementary||Pre-K - 5||481||Yes|
|Eagle Rock Elementary||Pre-K - 5||154||Yes|
|Greenfield Elementary||Pre-K - 5||418||Yes|
|James River High||9 – 12, PG||486||Yes|
|Lord Botetourt High||9 – 12, PG||1,062||Yes|
|Read Mountain Middle||6 - 8||782||Yes|
|Troutville Elementary||Pre-K - 5||323||Yes|
- Botetourt County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education official website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, Budget Information, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, Annual Report of Expenditures, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, School Board Members, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, School Board Office Directories and Contact, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, About Us, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, Meeting Dates, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, BoardDocs, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, Employment, June 18, 2010
- ‘Botetourt County Public Schools’, School Board Policy Manual, August 2, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Botetourt County Public Schools, June 17, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010