Bullock County School District, Alabama
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- The current budget, including revenue information, is posted. Monthly check registers and financial statements are also available.
- Board Members are listed, along with email forms. Further contact information, including phone numbers and individual email addresses, is not provided.
- Administrative officials contact information, including the Superintendent's staff, are posted.
- Employment applications are posted.
- Meeting times are not current. Meeting minutes and agendas are not available.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not posted. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- Audits are not available.
- There is no information about requesting public records under the Alabama Public Records Law. The Bullock County Clerk of Court website does include a searchable Public Records database.
- Academic performance information is not available. The information can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Policies and procedures for background checks are not provided.
Current Bullock County Public School Board members include:
|School board member|
|David Lowe, President|
|Martis Penn, Vice President|
The current superintendent is Keith A. Stewart.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Bullock County Public Schools 2010 expenditures budget totaled $19,461,531.50, including $12,119,092.00 in state revenue, $4,452,919.00 in federal revenue, $2,125,810.00 in local revenue and $71,311.00 in other revenue.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Bullock County Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
Schools that do not meet State goals for student achievement are required to provide parents with the option of sending their child to another public school that is not also recognized as In Improvement, per the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Bullock County High School (BCHS) did not make Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2009-2010 academic year, entering Year 1 of School Improvement, and was therefore required to offer school choice for the 2010-2011 academic year per the NCLB Act. As there are no higher performing schools to which students can transfer in the district, BCHS is offering Supplemental Educational Services (SES), free tutoring for all students, with priority being given to low-income, low-achieving students.
The South Highlands Middle School entered Year 2 of School Improvement in 2010-2011. Free tutoring programs are being offered to students who attend this school.
- Bullock County School District official website
- Encyclopedia of Alabama - Bullock County
- GreatSchools.org - Bullock County
- Education.com - Bullock County School District
- EducationBug.org - Bullock County - Union Springs, Alabama - Public School District
- Bullock County Clerk of Court official website
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Business & Finance
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Board of Education
- ↑ Executive Staff
- ↑ 'Bullock County Public Schools', Employment Opportunities, September 14, 2010
- ↑ Meeting Schedule
- ↑ ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'County Clerk of Court', Bullock County Public Records, September 14, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, School Choice Guidance, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'Bullock County Public Schools', News and Events, September 14, 2010
- ↑ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010