Central Valley School District, Washington
|Central Valley School District|
|Spokane Valley, Washington|
|Number of schools:||21|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Tom Dingus|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Central Valley
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
Spokane Valley lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Spokane Valley was $47,759 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 13.7% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (19.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).
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.
The current Superintendent of Central Valley School District is Ben Small. He has served in the position since 2008 after serving as Superintendent of Columbia School District from 2003 to 2008. Small earned an annual salary of $147,900 during the 2012-2013 school year.
The Central Valley Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
|Central Valley Board of Directors|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Central Valley Board of Directors are elected by district to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
The following table details general categories for district budgets for the 2012-2013 school year and the 2013-2014 school year:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Central Valley School District employed 703 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The current salary schedule sets higher starting salaries and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule through the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in the district are represented during negotiations by the Central Valley Education Association (CVEA). The current president of CVEA is Steve Lalonde.
Schools in Central Valley
The district served 12,726 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 2.5% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Central Valley School District operates 21 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Central Valley School District|
|Adams Elementary School|
|Barker High School|
|Bowdish Middle School|
|Broadway Elementary School|
|Central Valley High School|
|Chester Elementary School|
|Evergreen Middle School|
|Greenacres Elementary School|
|Greenacres Middle School|
|Horizon Middle School|
|Liberty Lake Elementary School|
|McDonald Elementary School|
|North Pines Middle School|
|Opportunity Elementary School|
|Ponderosa Elementary School|
|Progress Elementary School|
|South Pines Elementary School|
|Sunrise Elementary School|
|University Elementary School|
|University High School|
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.
Central Valley 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 levels.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on May 1, 2012.
- Budget documents are posted.
- Elected Officials
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Bids and quotes are provided.
- Tax information is posted.
- District Report Card is posted.
- Audits are not available.
- Administrative Officials
- Contact information for administrative officials is not provided.
- Public Records
- Public records information and request form not available.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy not noted.
- Vendor contracts and collective bargaining agreements are not posted.
- District website
- Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
- City of Spokane Valley
- Central Valley Education Association
- Central Valley School District, "History of CVSD," accessed October 1, 2013
- The Office of the Superintendent of Public Education, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed October 1, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," September 13, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Spokane Valley," accessed October 24, 2013
- Washington Secretary of State, "Pre-2004 Election Results," accessed August 5, 2013
- Spokane County Elections, "Results and Statistics from Previous Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Central Valley School District, "Meet the Superintendent," accessed October 1, 2013
- Know Spokane, "Washington State School Salaries: 2012-2013," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Board Policies and Procedures," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "2013-2014 CVEA Combined Salary Schedule," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley Education Association, "CVEA Officers," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Schools," accessed October 1, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Business Services," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Meet the School Board," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "School Board Meetings," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Purchasing," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Budget, Tax Rates and Bond/Levy History," accessed October 1, 2013
- Central Valley School District, "Report Card 2011," accessed October 1, 2013