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Central Kitsap School District, Washington

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Central Kitsap School District
Silverdale, Washington
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District Profile
Superintendent:Hazel Bauman
Graduation rate:86.9%
Number of schools:21
Budget: $137.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Mark Gaines
Board members:5
Term length:4
Central Kitsap School District is a school district in Washington that served 11,114 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 27th-largest in the state by enrollment.[1]

About the district

Central Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Silverdale was 19,204 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind in higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Silverdale(%) Washington (%)
White 75.8 77.3
Black or African American 3.2 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 11.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.9 0.6
Two or More Races 6.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.2 42.6
2008 54.9 42.6
2004 51.2 46.9
2000 48.9 45.1

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current Interim Superintendent of Central Kitsap School District is Hazel Bauman. She was appointed to the position on a one-year contract in May 2013 to replace Greg Lynch. Bauman previously served as the Superintendent of Coeur d'Alene School District from 2008 to 2013.[5]

School board

The Central Kitsap Board of Directors consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[6]

Central Kitsap Board of Directors
Member Area Assumed Office Term Ends
Bruce Richards 1 2009 2017
Mark Gaines 2 2011 2015
Chris Stokke 3 2011 2015
Jeanie Schulze 4 2013 2015
Eric Greene 5 2008 2017

School board elections

See also: Central Kitsap School District elections (2015)

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were on the ballot on November 5, 2013, and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Central Kitsap School District:[7][8][9]

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
2011-2012 $79,258,476 69.7% $906,339 0.8% $23,740,195 20.9% $0 0% $9,766,057 8.6% $113,671,067
2012-2013 $78,017,040 68.5% $890,629 0.8% $23,816,640 20.9% $0 0% $11,090,404 9.7% $113,814,713
2013-2014 $96,728,545 65.1% $12,007,101 8.1% $8,072,724 5.4% $0 0% $31,795,720 21.4% $148,604,090
2014-2015 $97,800,172 71.2% $12,277,713 8.9% $8,454,520 6.2% $0 0% $18,765,602 13.7% $137,298,007
Averages: $87,951,058.25 69% $6,520,445.5 5% $16,021,019.75 12% $0 0% $17,854,445.75 14% $128,346,969.25

Teacher salaries

Central Kitsap School District employed 646 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at intervals of 15 quarter credits up to 135 quarter credits. The current salary schedule pays an additional $3,114 per year for full-time teachers with Master's degree and $6,228 per year for Ph.D. recipients. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 29,599 39,344
B.A. 15 34,074 40,666
B.A. 30 34,782 41,986
B.A. 45 35,486 44,495
B.A. 60 36,979 45,817
B.A. 75 38,470 47,139
B.A. 90 39,963 49,645
B.A. 105 41,454 54,294
B.A. 120 42,947 55,141
B.A. 135 44,438 57,176

Schools in district


The district served 11,114 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 6% decline in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 11,829 -
2009 11,554 -2.3
2010 11,331 -1.9
2011 11,294 -0.3
2012 11,114 -1.5

District schools

Central Kitsap School District operates 21 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Central Kitsap School District
Brownsville Elementary
Central Kitsap High School
Central Kitsap Junior High
Clear Creek Elementary
Cottonwood Elementary
Cougar Valley Elementary
Eastside Alternative School
Emerald Heights Elementary
Esquire Hills Elementary
Fairview Junior High
Green Mountain Elementary
Jackson Park Elementary
Klahowya Secondary School
New Frontiers Junior High
Olympic High School
PineCrest Elementary
Ridgetop Junior High
Silverdale Elementary
Silver Ridge Elementary
Westside Alternative School
Woodlands Elementary

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Schools in the Central Kitsap School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary or middle school level in 2011-2012.[12]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 68.9 62.1
4 73.4 60.6
5 72.2 58.6
6 77.4 68.1
7 73.7 64.9
8 69.6 62.3
10 84.3 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No Yes
High School Yes Yes


Board member appointment

Jeanie Schulze was selected by a 3-1 vote to fill the District 4 seat left by Christy Cathcart on May 8, 2013. Cathcart voiced opposition to Schulze's appointment after the vote, citing Schulze's defeat in the 2011 general election. The Central Kitsap Education Association (CKEA) also criticized the appointment in part because of a letter written by Schulze that criticized the union's role in the 2011 election. In the letter, Schulze contended that the CKEA skewed endorsement interviews to support Cathcart. Former CKEA president Cheryl Brown is pursuing a civil suit against Schulze for defamation of character related to these claims.[13]

Retreat expenses

Former board member Christy Cathcart complained to former Superintendent Greg Lynch about the cost, distance and facilitator for a retreat in early March 2013. Cathcart noted that facilitator Karen Simmonds charged the district $1,969.50 for the event while a facilitator from the Washington State School Directors Association would have been available for $900. Eric Greene seconded this criticism during the planning process. These complaints also noted that the event cost $2,600.90 and took place 115 miles away from the district at Pacific Beach.[14]

Contact information

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Central Kitsap Board of Directors
P.O. Box 8
Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 662-1610

See also

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