Conejo Valley Unified School District, California
|Conejo Valley Unified School District|
|Ventura County, California|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Jeffrey L. Baarstad|
|Number of schools:||32|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Peggy Buckles|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
Conjeo Valley Unified School District is located in Ventura County, California. The county seat of Ventura County is Ventura. Ventura County was home to 839,620 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Ventura County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.2 percent of Ventura 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 Ventura County was $76,483 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Ventura County was 10.3 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 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.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Baarstad has been the superintendent of Conejo Valley Unified School District since 2010. He was named superintendent of the year by the Association of California School Administrators in 2013. Before serving as a superintendent, Baarstad worked as a teacher. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, his master's degree in developmental psychology from the University of Denver, and his doctoral degree in educational organization and policy studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Conejo Valley Unified Board of Education|
|Member||Trustee Area||Assumed office||Term Ends|
|Patricia H. Phelps||At-large||1998||2018|
School board elections
Members of the Conejo Valley 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 two seats will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Conejo Valley Unified Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.
In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:
—Conejo Valley Unified School District website, (2014)
The table below displays the budget for Conejo Valley 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|
Conejo Valley Unified School District employed 925 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. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Conejo Valley Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 45||45,406||68,045|
|B.A. + 60||47,231||77,617|
|B.A. + 75||50,749||84,368|
Schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District
Conejo Valley Unified School District served 20,142 students during the 2013-2014 school year.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Conejo Valley Unified School District operates 32 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Conejo Valley Unified School District|
|Conejo Valley High|
|Lang Ranch Elementary|
|Los Cerritos Middle|
|Neighborhood for Learning|
|Newbury Park High|
|Open Classroom Leadership Magnet|
|Sycamore Canyon Elementary|
|Sycamore Canyon Middle|
|Thousand Oaks High|
|Westlake Hills Elementary|
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. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|Subject||District (%)||State average (%)|
|History and Social Science||75||49|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Conejo Valley Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Conejo Valley Unified School District
- Unified Association of Conejo Teachers
- Thousand Oaks, California
- Ventura County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Boards Association
- Ed-Data, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 18, 2014
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 17, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Ventura County, California," accessed July 16, 2014
- Ventura County Registrar of Voters, "Historical Election Results & Statement of Votes," accessed July 16, 2014
- 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.
- Ventura County Star, "Conejo Valley school chief Jeff Baarstad named superintendent of the year," March 7, 2013
- Conejo Valley Unified School District, "Meet the CVUSD Board of Education," accessed November 18, 2014
- Ventura County Registrar of Voters, "Offices up for Election," accessed July 16, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Conejo Unified School District, "Board Bylaws: BB 9323," accessed November 18, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "Conejo Valley Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed November 18, 2014
- Conejo Valley Unified School District, "2014-2015 Teachers' Salary Schedule," accessed November 18, 2014
- Conejo Valley Unified School District, "Schools," accessed November 18, 2014
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