Clovis Unified School District, California
|Clovis Unified School District|
|Fresno County, California|
|Number of schools:||49|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Brian D. Heryford|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Clovis Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
Clovis Unified School District is located in Fresno County, California. The county seat of Fresno County is Fresno. Fresno County was home to 955,272 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Fresno County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.4 percent of Fresno County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Fresno County was $45,741 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fresno County was 24.8 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.
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 Clovis Unified School District is Janet Young. She worked in the district for over 32 years in a number of roles, as a teacher, a principal, the director of school and community relations, the assistant superintendent and the associate superintendent for human resources and communications, before she took the position of superintendent.
The Clovis Unified School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms by specific geographic districts.
|Clovis Unified Board of Education|
|Member||Trustee Area||Assumed office||Term Ends|
|Brian D. Heryford||4||1996||2016|
|Jim Van Volkinburg||3||1993||2014|
|Sandra A. Bengel||1||1993||2014|
|Ginny L. Hovsepian||2||1991||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Clovis Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Clovis Unified Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. All actions of the Board shall be taken openly. The public is invited to attend Board meetings and will be given opportunity to voice opinions. However, the law requires the Board to respect employees’ privacy. Members of the public may feel free to use this time to criticize either the Board or the District as a whole, but if there is a complaint about an individual employee which could result in disciplinary action, the District’s complaint procedure should be followed; or the individual must wait until the Board can schedule a closed session as required by the open meeting laws, including advance notice to the employee.
The Board, as the representative body of the District, wishes to provide an avenue for any citizen
to express interest in, and concern for, the District. Accordingly, the Board hereby adopts the
following rules concerning public participation at meetings of the Board:
2. In addition, members of the public also have the right to comment upon all matters included on the formal agenda whether placed there by members of the public or otherwise. In connection therewith, the President of the Board reserves the right to:
3. Finally, the Board shall take testimony on matters not included on the agenda of a regularly scheduled meeting which members of the public wish to bring to the attention of the Board. This discussion shall occur during the “Public Presentation” portion of the agenda and must be delivered by an individual physically present at the meeting. Individuals wishing to make a presentation must so advise the Board President by completing a “sign-in” sheet prior to the meeting. Individual presentations shall be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Each individual wishing to address the Board is allocated 3 minutes and may NOT give their 3 minutes to another individual. The Board will take no action on such matters at the same meeting at which such testimony is taken. Nothing herein shall limit further discussion on such subject matter at a subsequent meeting of the Board.
—Clovis Unified School District website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Clovis Unified 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|
Clovis Unified School District employed 1,679 teachers in the 2011-2012 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 credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries.
Teachers at Clovis Unified School District do not have a union. Instead, they have a faculty senate who is in charge of negotiating salary schedules with district administration. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the faculty senate for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 45||43,512||57,297|
|B.A. + 60 or M.A.||44,568||78,782|
|BA + 75||45,625||80,649|
|75 + MA||46,681||82,516|
Schools in Clovis Unified School District
Clovis Unified School District served 40,783 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The table below details the district's total enrollment since the 2009-2010 school year.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Clovis Unified School District operates 49 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Clovis Unified School District|
|Alta Sierra Intermediate|
|Buchanan High School|
|Clovis Adult School|
|Clovis East High School|
|Clovis High School|
|Clovis North High School|
|Clovis West High School|
|Community Day Elementary School|
|Community Day Secondary School|
|Enterprise High School|
|Gateway High School|
|Granite Ridge Intermediate|
|Sierra Outdoor School at 5-Mile Creek|
California STAR program
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled.
There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||62||49|
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- California Department of Education
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- Ed-Data, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 14, 2014
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 14, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Fresno County, California," accessed July 15, 2014
- Fresno County Registrar of Voters, "Election Results," accessed July 15, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Clovis Unified School District, "Janet Young," accessed November 14, 2014
- CUSD Today, "Getting to know new CUSD Superintendent Janet Young, Ed.D. – Part I," accessed November 14, 2014 (timed out)
- Clovis Unified School District, "Governing Board," accessed July 16, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Clovis Unified School District Policy Center, "1101 - Board Bylaws - Board Policy," accessed November 14, 2014
- Clovis Unified School District, "Business Services," accessed December 4, 2013
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 14, 2014
- California Teachers Empowerment Network, "No contracts in Clovis, Snowline, or Warner Springs –," accessed November 14, 2014
- Clovis Unified School District, "SCHEDULE A (2014-15) CERTIFICATED SALARY SCHEDULE," accessed November 14, 2014
- Clovis Unified School District, "School," accessed November 14, 2014
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