Central Bucks School District, Pennsylvania
|Central Bucks School District|
|Bucks County, PA|
|Number of schools:||23|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Stephen Corr|
About the district
The county outperforms the state in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (92.4%) is higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is higher in Bucks County (34.7%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Bucks County is $76,019 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The district's current superintendent is David Weitzel. The school board appointed Weitzel in July of 2013 after it was decided former superintendent Rodney Green, who had been in the post for nine months, was not a good match for the district. Weitzel has worked as the assistant superintendent for elementary education for the past seven years.
School Board Members
The Bethlehem Area schools are overseen by a nine-member board elected to four-year terms. The current members are:Cite error: Invalid
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|Central Bucks School District School Board|
|James R. Duffy||Region I||2015|
|Kelly E. Unger||Region II||2015|
|Joseph M. Jagelka||Region III||2015|
|Jerel P. Wohl||Region IV||2017|
|Paul B. Faulkner||Region V||2017|
|R. Tyler Tomlinson||Region VI||2015|
|Stephen Corr||Region VII||2017|
|Geryl D. McMullin||Region VIII||2015|
|John Gamble||Region IX||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Central Bucks School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Central Bucks is divided in nine voting regions, each of which includes or more municipal voting regions. Five seats are up for election in November 2015 and four seats are up for election in November 2017.
The table below displays the budget for Central Bucks School District:
|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|
Schools in district
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Central Bucks School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Central Bucks Schools|
|Bridge Valley Elementary School|
|Buckingham Elementary School|
|Central Bucks High School East|
|Central Bucks High School South|
|Central Bucks High School West|
|Cold Spring Elementary School|
|Doyle Elementary School|
|Gayman Elementary School|
|Groveland Elementary School|
|Holicong Middle School|
|Jamison Elementary School|
|John Barclay Elementary School|
|Lenape Middle School|
|Linden Elementary School|
|Mill Creek Elementary School|
|Paul W. Kutz Elementary School|
|Pine Run Elementary School|
|Simon Butler Elementary School|
|Tamanend Middle School|
|Titus Elementary School|
|Tohickon Middle School|
|Unami Middle School|
|Warwick Elementary School|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. AYP in Pennsylvania measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class) or graduation rate (for schools with a high school graduating class), academic performance; and test participation. In order to be proficient in attendance, schools much achieve a 90% attendance rate or meet a target set in the previous year. The graduation rate measure has a goal of 85%, or a 10% reduction of the difference between the previous year's graduation rate and 85%. For academic performance, the state goals for the 2011-2012 school year were 78% of students scoring at proficient or higher in mathematics and 81% of students scoring at proficient or higher in reading. For test preparation, at least 95% of all students in each subgroup must take the test.
Central Bucks School District performance for years 2011 and 2012.
|District AYP scores|
Salaries & Pension
- The 2011-12 budget indicates that the largest district expenditure, $144,183,542 in salaries, accounts for 50.2 percent. The $63,238,378 spent on benefits accounts for 22 percent of the budget.
- For the 2011-12 budget, contribution rates into the PSERS Retirement Fund will increase from 5.64 percent to 8.65 percent. This will increase retirement costs by 54 percent.
Last reviewed: December 12, 2011
|Transparency grading process|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School Board Members
- 4 Budget
- 5 Schools in district
- 6 Academic Performance
- 7 Salaries & Pension
- 8 School website evaluation
- 9 Contact Information
- 10 External links
- 11 References
School website evaluation
- Board of Directors is listed, including email address and phone contact.
- Board od Director meeting schedule is published.
- The Board of Directors policies are published.
- Board minutes and agendas are published.
- Open records forms and policies are available.
- The budget is published.
- Limited salary information is available in the budget as an aggregate figure, not specific salary amounts.
- Tax information is published.
- Administrative officials are not published.
- NCLB district report card link does not return any results.
- No audit is available.
- No purchasing/bid contract information is available or searchable.
- Teacher contracts are unavailable.
Administration Center (ADC): 267-893-2000
Educational Services Center (ESC): 267-893-2000
Operations Center (OPS): 267-893-4020
Transportation Department (OPS): 267-893-4000
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Bucks County," accessed August 13, 2013" (dead link)
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed August 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- "phillyburbs.com," "Central Bucks appoints acting superintendent," accessed August 13, 2012 (dead link)
- "Central Bucks School District," "Board election procedures," accessed August 13, 2013
- Central Bucks School District, "Budget Reports," accessed December 15, 2014
- "Pennsylvania Department of Education," "Public School Enrollment Reports," accessed August 6, 2013
- Central Bucks School District, "Home Page" accessed August 15, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "About AYP in Pennsylvania," accessed August 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Central Bucks SD AYP Report Card," accessed August 9, 2013
- Board 2010-2011.pdf Board of Directors (dead link)
- Notice of Committee Meetings.pdf Board Meetings (dead link)
- BOD policies
- Board minutes and agendas
- Open Records (dead link)
- 2011-12 Budget (dead link)
- Salary expenditures (dead link)
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