Cabarrus County Schools, North Carolina
|Cabarrus County Schools|
|Concord, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||38|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Blake Kiger|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Cabarrus County
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtCabarrus County, North Carolina. The county seat of Cabarrus County is Concord. Cabarrus County is home to 187,226 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Cabarrus County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.2 percent of Cabarrus County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Cabarrus County was $54,341 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Cabarrus County was 12.1 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
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.
The superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools is Dr. Barry Shepherd. Appointed to the position by the school board in December 2007, Shepherd has served in this position since January 22, 2008. Shepherd previously served as a band director, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. He was superintendent of Elkin City Schools when he was selected to lead Cabarrus.
Cabarrus County schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Cabarrus County School Board|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
- See also: Cabarrus County Schools elections (2014)
Members of the Cabarrus County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held each even numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Cabarrus County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Policy Code: 2310 Public Participation at Board Meetings
Board meetings are conducted for the purpose of carrying on the official business of the school district. The public is cordially invited to attend board meetings to observe the board as it conducts its official business.
The board of education, as an elected representative body of the school district, also wishes to provide a forum for persons to express interests and concerns related to the school district. To provide an opportunity for input while conducting an orderly meeting, individuals or groups may be heard by the board in accordance with this policy or policy 2300, section D, paragraph 2, which addresses public hearings.
REQUESTS TO PLACE ITEM ON THE AGENDA
In order that the board may fairly and adequately discharge its overall responsibility, persons desiring an item to be placed on the agenda for a specific board meeting should direct written requests to the superintendent by 8:00 a.m. at least four business days prior to the meeting.
The request should include:
• the name and address of the person or persons making the request;
• the organization or group, if any, represented; and
• a brief explanation of the nature of the item. Questions and/or materials to be presented to the board are to be submitted along with the request.
The superintendent will confer with the chairperson of the board concerning whether to approve placing the requested item on the agenda, and to determine the appropriate meeting for such discussion.
The superintendent, with the consent of the board chairperson, will accept or deny a request for inclusion on the agenda for any reason determined appropriate by the superintendent and chairperson. The superintendent will notify the requesting party of the response to the request. The superintendent will explain any other processes available for addressing the concerns. (See section below, Reports of Complaints.)
Any item approved by the superintendent for inclusion on the agenda is subject to the approval of the board upon adoption of the agenda. The board may, by majority vote and notwithstanding prior denial by the superintendent, consent to hear a presentation where the appeal to speak is made immediately prior to or during the course of the meeting.
The chairperson will establish the amount of time for individual or group presentations.
To ensure an orderly discussion and disposition of items, the discussion of agenda items will be limited to the members of the board; the superintendent; authorized school district personnel; or persons who have prior approval or are recognized by the chairperson. Other persons present during the board meeting may speak only in response to a request or inquiry from a board member to obtain clarification of or additional information on the subject under consideration.
REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
A part of each meeting will be set aside for citizens to address the board. A sign-up sheet will be available for any individual or group to indicate their desire to address the board. Speakers must sign up no later than 12:00 noon one business day prior to the meeting. The chairperson will decide the time devoted to public comments.
Board members will not respond to individuals who address the board except to request clarification of points made by the presenter.
Except in cases of emergency, information received during presentations will not be acted upon at the time it is received. It will take unanimous vote of the board members present to take action on a presentation considered to be of an unusual or emergency nature at the time it is presented.
Disruptions by any person or persons of a public meeting will be subject to action in accordance with G.S. 143-318.17.
REPORTS OF COMPLAINTS
Complaints about the performance of school personnel, implementation of board policy, the quality of the educational program or school facilities should be submitted initially for a response to the school district official responsible for the program or facility or to the superintendent. The superintendent or designee will make available this board policy and other relevant grievance procedures to any individual or group submitting a complaint.
—Cabarrus County Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for the Cabarrus County Schools:
|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|
Cabarrus County Schools employed 1,852 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|Doctoral + NBPTS||42,790||63,530|
Schools in Cabarrus County
Cabarrus County Schools served 29,538 students in 39 schools during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a slight decrease in enrollment in recent years.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Cabarrus County Schools operates 39 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Cabarrus County Schools|
|A. T. Allen Elementary|
|Beverly Hills Elementary|
|C. C. Griffin Middle|
|Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College|
|Carl A. Furr Elementary|
|Central Cabarrus High|
|Charles E. Boger Elementary|
|Cox Mill Elementary|
|Cox Mill High|
|Harold E. Winkler Middle|
|Harris Road Middle|
|Hickory Ridge High|
|Hickory Ridge Middle|
|J. N. Fries Middle|
|Jay M. Robinson High|
|Mary Frances Wall Center|
|Mount Pleasant Elementary|
|Mount Pleasant High|
|Mount Pleasant Middle|
|Northwest Cabarrus High|
|Northwest Cabarrus Middle|
|Performance Learning Center|
|Pitts School Road Elementary|
|R. Brown McAllister Elementary|
|Rocky River Elementary|
|Royal Oaks Elementary|
|W. M. Irvin Elementary|
|W.R. Odell School|
|Weddington Hills Elementary|
|Wolf Meadow Elementary|
North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area." Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.
The following table displays composite test results for all students in Cabarrus County Schools who took all tests:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
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- Cabarrus County Schools elections (2014)
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- Cabarrus Educator's Association
- North Carolina Association of Educators
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- Cabarrus County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
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- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Cabarrus County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Cabarrus County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
- United States Census Bureau, "Cabarrus County, North Carolina," accessed August 11, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Salisbury Post, "Cabarrus County Schools has new superintendent," December 8, 2007
- Cabarrus County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed November 26, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Cabarrus County Schools Policy Manual, "Section 2000 - Board Operations," accessed November 26, 2014
- Cabarrus County Schools, "Final Budget 2012-2013," accessed December 4, 2013
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- Cabarrus County Schools, "About," accessed November 29, 2014
- Cabarrus County Schools, "CSS Annual Report 2012-2013," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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