Cumberland School District, Rhode Island
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This website was most recently evaluated Aug. 15, 2012.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- District curriculum is posted for each grade level.
- School committee members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting agendas and minutes are posted.
- Current and most recent budgets are published.
- Teacher contracts are posted.
- Purchasing resolutions are posted.
- District policy for background checks on applicants is available.
- Does not provide information on which local taxes provide revenue to the school district.
- Audits are not posted, but the district policy calling for those audits is posted.
- Information on how to make public record requests could not be found. Also could not locate an office address, phone number and email for the school's Public Information Officer.
- Open bids and approved vendor contract statements for $10,000 and above are not posted.
The School committee is composed of seven members.
They list three goals:
- 1. "The School Committee will work to broaden the communication efforts between the administration, staff, students, parents and community through the implementation of the District Communication Plan."
- 2. "The School Committee will update policies in order to support the Strategic Plan."
- 3. "The School Committee will advocate for student achievement as a top community priority."
Current employee contracts can be found here.
The FY 2010 General Fund Budget for the District is $51,790,118. This is a decrease of $639,219.01 from FY 2009.
In FY 2008 Cumberland spent $10,984 per pupil, the lowest of any district in the state.
In response to the No Child Left Behind Act, Rhode Island joined with Vermont and New Hampshire to create Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). NECAP results can be found on the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education site.
Each year Information Works! (a partnership between the R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Center for School Improvement and Educational Policy at the University of Rhode Island) puts out an annual report on public education in Rhode Island, creating detailed report cards for each district.
2007-08 District school performance
In the 2007-08 school year, 2 schools (25%) in the district were classified as making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), none were Regents' Commended schools, and two were identified as in need of improvement.
|Classification||Number of schools||Percentage of schools|
|Made Adequate Yearly Progress||2||25%|
|Did not make AYP - Caution||4||50%|
|Did not make AYP - Insufficient Progress||2||25%|
The chart below details school classification indicators and targets:
|Level||Math 2008 state target||District's index score||English 2008 state target||District's index score|
The chart below details the percentage of students reaching proficiency on the following subjects:
- Elected Officials
- Personnel Contracts
- Background Checks
- Audit Policy
- Cumberland Schools FY 2010 Budget
- RIDE - FY 2008 Per Pupil Expenditures
- Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - New England Common Assessment Program
- Infoworks! 2009 School District Performance Report
- Infoworks! Learning and Achievement: Accountability 2009 Report
- Infoworks! Learning and Achievement: Assessments 2009 Report
- Cumberland Teachers Association
State of Rhode Island
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