Clear Creek Independent School District, Texas

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Clear Creek Independent School District
League City, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Greg Smith
Enrollment:39,480[1]
Graduation rate:94.7%[1]
Number of schools:45
Budget: $289.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ann Hammond
Board members:7
Term length:3
Clear Creek Independent School District is a school district in Texas. The district is unique in the state for the Education Village, a 144-acre PK-12 complex with IT labs, biotechnology facilities and a greenhouse.[2] The district's graduation rate decreased slightly from 95.6% in 2011 to 94.7% in 2012.[1] Clear Creek Independent School District is the 28th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Clear Creek Independent School District is located in Galveston County, Texas
Clear Creek Independent School District is located in League City, Texas, a city located in portions of Galveston County and Harris County. According to the United States Census Bureau, League City is home to 88,188 residents.[3]

Demographics

League City outperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 42.1 percent of League City residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in League City was $88,289 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in League City was 4.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race League City (%) Texas (%)
White 79.5 70.4
Black or African American 7.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.7
Asian 5.4 3.8
Two or More Races 2.9 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 17.3 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 35.8 62.7
2008 39.8 59.2
2004 41.4 57.8
2000 43.0 54.2

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Clear Creek Independent School District is Greg Smith as of April 9, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2008. Smith previously served as the superintendent of Alvin Independent School District.[6]

School board

The Clear Creek Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Five members are elected to geographical districts and two members are elected by the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.[7]

Clear Creek Board of Trustees
Member District Term Ends
Laura DuPont 1 2016
Win Weber 2 2014
Ken Baliker 3 2014
Page Rander 4 2015
Dee Scott 5 2015
Charles Pond At-large A 2015
Ann Hammond At-large B 2016

School board elections

See also: Clear Creek Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats are up for election on May 10, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two seats will be up for election in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2004:

Public participation is limited to those individuals who are presenting an agenda item, with the exception of community input. The audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

COMMUNITY INPUT PRESENTATION
A request to be placed on the agenda for community input in order to address the Board shall be made in writing to the Superintendent’s office by noon Thursday prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. [See BE(LOCAL)] The request shall include the person’s name, address, telephone number, and the subject matter to be presented. Community input shall be limited to patrons of the District, defined as those who reside in, own property in, or who are employed by the District. This also includes representatives of governmental entities located within District boundaries.

Three presentations of no more than three minutes each shall be allotted for each topic. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views to the Board. Community input shall last no longer than 30 minutes of each regularly scheduled meeting. Any presentations that would extend beyond the time limit shall be heard after all other business of the Board has been completed.

ONE-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS
In addition, one-minute presentations may be made by persons completing all the information on the designated sign-in sheet prior to the meeting being reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

As stated previously, the number of presentations per topic is limited to three; if a topic has previously met this limitation, no additional presentations will be permitted during the one-minute presentations.

BOARD’S RESPONSE
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

DISRUPTION
To maintain the decorum of the Board meeting, disruption of the meeting by members of the public or news media shall not be allowed. Public comments are allowed during the public input [see COMMUNITY INPUT PRESENTATION]. If, after one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by words or actions, the Board presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.

Citizens/visitors may not bring posters, banners, or other disruptive items into the Board room.

Citizens/visitors shall have a designated seating/standing area at the Board meeting site. Citizens/visitors shall remain in that area while the meeting is in session and during recess.

Citizens/visitors and members of the news media and their equipment shall remain in a specific area at the Board meeting site while the meeting is in session and during recess.

[8]

—Clear Creek Independent School District's website, (2014), [9]

Budget

Clear Creek Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[10]

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
2013-2014 $209,327,152 72.2% $30,848,652 10.6% $36,128,460 12.5% $0 0% $13,431,095 4.6% $289,735,359
Averages: $209,327,152 72% $30,848,652 11% $36,128,460 12% $0 0% $13,431,095 5% $289,735,359

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Clear Creek Independent School District are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2013-2014 school year:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Median salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 47,000 57,314 69,134
MA 48,000 58,314 70,134
Ph.D. 49,000 59,314 71,134

Schools in Clear Creek Independent School District

Enrollment

The district is the 27th-largest school district in Texas, serving 38,406 students during the 2010-11 school year.[12]

District schools

Clear Creek Independent School District operates 45 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Clear Creek Independent School District
Armand Bayou Elementary School
Bauerschlag Elementary School
Bay Elementary School
Bayside Intermediate School
Brookside Intermediate School
Brookwood Elementary School
C.D. Landolt Elementary School
Clear Brook High School
Clear Creek High School
Clear Creek Intermediate School
Clear Falls High School
Clear Horizons EC High School
Clear Lake City Elementary School
Clear Lake High School
Clear Lake Intermediate School
Clear Path Alternative High School
Clear Springs High School
Clear Stars Evening School
Clear View Education Center
Creekside Intermediate School
Falcon Pass Elementary School
Ferguson Elementary School
Gilmore Elementary School
Goforth Elementary School
Greene Elementary School
I.W. & Eleanor Hyde Elementary School
League City Elementary School
League City Intermediate School
McWhirter Elementary School
Mossman Elementary School
North Pointe Elementary School
Parr Elementary School
Robinson Elementary School
Ross Elementary School
Seabrook Intermediate School
Space Center Intermediate School
Stewart Elementary School
Victory Lakes Intermediate School
Ward Elementary School
Weber Elementary School
Wedgewood Elementary School
Westbrook Intermediate School
Whitcomb Elementary School
White Elementary School
Walter Hall Elementary School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Clear Creek Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 98% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[14]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 78,837 89,280 88 50
Student Progress 1,909 5,000 38 21
Closing Performance Gaps 959 1,200 80 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,270.1 1,400 91 75

Issues

Debate over teacher tenure

Members of the Corpus Christi chapter of the American Federation of Teachers demonstrated outside of the district's administration building on April 28, 2014 to protest district policy on teacher tenure. Board members Carol Scott, Jane Bell, John Longoria and Dwayne Hargis rejected a measure to reinstate continuing contracts during an April 21, 2014 meeting. These contracts were eliminated from the district in 2011 due to concerns over lengthy legal processes involved in removing ineffective teachers. Local AFT chapter president Ray McMurray argued that the board vote continues a series of measures that take job security away from teachers. Longoria countered that the district has raised teacher salaries despite state budget cuts, showing support for educators despite local budget constraints.[15]

Contact information

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Clear Creek Independent School District
2425 E. Main Street
League City, TX 77573
Phone: (281) 284-0000

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 District Performance," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Education Village," accessed April 11, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "League City, Texas," accessed April 3, 2014
  4. Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed April 3, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Superintendent of Schools," accessed April 9, 2014
  7. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 21, 2011
  8. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  9. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Public Participation," November 22, 2004
  10. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Budget Summary, Analysis & Detail," accessed November 29, 2013
  11. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Board Approved Teacher Salary Schedule," accessed April 9, 2014
  12. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 3, 2014
  13. Clear Creek Independent School District, "Clear Creek Independent School District Directory," October 9, 2013
  14. Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Clear Creek ISD," accessed April 8, 2014
  15. Corpus Christi Caller-Times, "As tensions escalate, union plans to rally outside CCISD board meeting today," April 28, 2014