Bulloch County Schools, Georgia

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Bulloch County Schools
Bulloch County, Georgia
Bulloch County Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Charles Wilson
Enrollment:9,776 students
Graduation rate:69.0%[1]
Number of schools:16
Budget: $76.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Maurice Hill
Board members:8
Term length:4
Bulloch County Schools is a school district in Georgia that served 9,776 students in 16 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 39th-largest by enrollment in the state of Georgia.

About the district

Bulloch County Schools is located in Bulloch County, Georgia.
Bulloch County Schools is located in Bulloch County, Georgia. The county seat of Bulloch County is Statesboro. Bulloch County is home to 71,214 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Bulloch County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.9 percent of Bulloch County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Bulloch County was $34,403 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Bulloch County was 31.3 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Bulloch County (%) Georgia (%)
White 67.0 62.8
Black or African American 29.4 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 1.5 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 9.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Bulloch County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 9,593 14,174
2008 9,586 14,174
2004 6,840 12,252
2000 5,561 8,990

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 Bulloch County Schools is Charles Wilson, whom the school board appointed to the position on July 19, 2012.[6] Prior to his appointment, Wilson served as the district's chief financial officer and assistant superintendent from 1996 to 2012. He previously worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young and as the finance director with Willingway Hospital. Wilson earned his B.S. degree in business administration from The Citadel in 1989 and his M.B.A. in information systems from Georgia Southern University in 2011.[7][8]

School board

Bulloch County Schools is overseen by an eight-member board, all of whom are elected by geographic electoral district to four-year terms.[9]

Bulloch County Board of Education
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Cheri Wagner 1 2013 2016
Mike Sparks 2 2011 2018
Dr. LeVon E. Wilson 3 2013 2016
Steve Hein 4 2011 2018
Vernon Littles 5 2010 2014
Anshul Jain 6 2011 2014
Mike Herndon 7 2006 2016
Maurice Hill 8 2005 2016

School board elections

See also: Bulloch County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Bulloch County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. Four seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Bulloch County Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

The public may address the Board of Education concerning issues other than specific student or individual matters. To participate in the Public Participation segment of the meeting, a person will sign their name and topics of concern on the sign-in sheet located at the podium. A three minute time limit is imposed for each speaker.

Items for business may be suggested by Board members, administration, or patrons of the district for inclusion on the agenda. Business items suggested by patrons of the district shall be submitted in writing and received in the Office of the Superintendent at least seven (7) days before the meeting in order to ensure consideration for inclusion on the written agenda.

No speaker shall indulge in personal attacks while speaking. All comments are to be addressed directly to the Board of Education. Personnel concerns may be addressed in writing to the Superintendent or Chairman of the Board of Education.

Items of business may not be suggested from the floor for discussion and/or action at the same meeting except at the discretion of the Chairperson or the majority of Board members present.[10]

—Bulloch County Schools website, (2014), [11]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Bulloch County Schools:[12]

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 $54,015,281 71.4% $3,366,664 4.4% $5,784,458 7.6% $0.00 0% $12,467,099 16.5% $75,670,127
2013-2014 $61,724,509.62 80.3% $3,419,925.70 4.5% $6,132,523.41 8% $0.00 0% $5,556,042.59 7.2% $76,833,001.32
Averages: $57,869,895.31 76% $3,393,294.85 4% $5,958,490.71 8% $0 0% $9,011,570.8 12% $76,251,564.16

Teacher salaries

Bulloch County Schools employed 614 PK-12 teachers during the 2010-2011 school year.[13] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. The salary schedule accounts for a graduate degree by providing a higher starting salary and a greater potential salary. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by the Georgia Department of Education for 2013-2014:[14]

Salary structure
Years of experience Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
0-2 years 31,586 48,213
3-5 years 32,505 52,683
6-8 years 35,550 58,974
9-10 years 38,847 60,743
11-12 years 40,012 62,565
13-14 years 41,212 64,442
15-16 years 42,448 66,375
17-18 years 43,721 68,366
19-20 years 45,033 70,417
21+ years 46,384 72,530

Schools in Bulloch County Schools

Enrollment

Bulloch County Schools served 9,776 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 7.5 percent increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007-2008 9,098 -
2008-2009 9,380 3.1
2009-2010 9,476 1.0
2010-2011 9,530 0.6
2011-2012 9,776 2.6

District schools

Bulloch County Schools operates 16 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Bulloch County Schools
School Name
Brooklet Elementary School
Julia P. Bryant Elementary School
Langston Chapel Elementary School
Langston Chapel Middle School
Mattie Lively Elementary School
Mill Creek Elementary School
Nevils Elementary School
Portal Elementary School
Portal Middle & High School
Sallie Zetterower Elementary School
Southeast Bulloch High School
Southeast Bulloch Middle School
Statesboro High School
Stilson Elementary School
Transitions Learning Center School
William James Middle School

Academic performance

The Georgia Department of Education administers annual tests to students in grades three through eight called the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, English language arts (ELA), math, science and social studies. The CRCTs are designed to measure progress by students in topics covered by the Common Core State Standards. A student meets state proficiency goals with a score of 800 and exceeds state proficiency goals with a score of 850 or higher. The following tables detail the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency levels on the CRCTs during the 2012-2013 school year:[16][17]

CRCT Scores, Grades 3-5, 2012-2013[17]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%) State meets/exceeds standard (%)
3 Reading 93.0 92.1
3 ELA 89.8 88.1
3 Math 78.6 78.5
3 Science 81.6 78.4
3 Social Studies 85.4 83.4
4 Reading 92.2 92.5
4 ELA 89.9 90.2
4 Math 83.4 84.3
4 Science 80.6 82.7
4 Social Studies 80.8 81.3
5 Reading 94.3 92.9
5 ELA 96.8 94.2
5 Math 90.8 89.5
5 Science 78.2 79.6
5 Social Studies 81.3 80.5

CRCT Scores, Grades 6-8, 2012-2013[17]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%) State meets/exceeds standard (%)
6 Reading 95.7 96.0
6 ELA 93.1 92.4
6 Math 83.7 82.7
6 Science 74.0 74.0
6 Social Studies 78.8 77.5
7 Reading 95.7 94.7
7 ELA 94.9 93.0
7 Math 93.7 89.9
7 Science 88.8 85.2
7 Social Studies 84.0 82.7
8 Reading 96.3 96.8
8 ELA 95.1 94.3
8 Math 89.5 83.0
8 Science 74.9 74.0
8 Social Studies 76.7 77.9

Contact information

Bulloch County Schools seal.jpg

Bulloch County Schools
150 Williams Road
Suite A
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: 912-212-8500
Fax: 912-764-8436

See also

External links

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References

  1. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement, "2010-2011 Report Card," accessed July 6, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed July 6, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Bulloch County, Georgia," accessed May 8, 2014
  4. Georgia Secretary of State, "Current and Past Election Results," accessed May 8, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. WTOC, "Bulloch Co. Board of Education announces new superintendent," August 6, 2012
  7. LinkedIn, "Charles Wilson," accessed July 6, 2014
  8. Bulloch County Schools, "Superintendent's Message," accessed July 6, 2014
  9. Bulloch County Schools, "Board Members," accessed July 6, 2014
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Bulloch County Schools, "Public Participation in Board Meetings," accessed July 6, 2014
  12. Georgia Department of Education, "School System Financial Reports," accessed December 10, 2014
  13. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement, "2010-2011 Report Card," accessed July 6, 2014
  14. Georgia Department of Education, "State Salary Schedule," accessed July 6, 2014
  15. Bulloch County Schools, "School Profiles," accessed July 6, 2014
  16. Georgia Department of Education, "Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)," accessed June 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Georgia Department of Education, "CRCT Statewide Scores," accessed July 6, 2014