Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, Texas
|Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District|
|Fort Worth, Texas|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Steven G. Newcom|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtFort Worth, Texas, the county seat of Tarrant County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Fort Worth is home to 777,992 residents.
Fort Worth underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.0 percent of Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth was $51,105 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Fort Worth was 18.7 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is Jim Chadwell as of April 9, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2010. Chadwell previously served as the deputy superintendent of Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.
The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific seat but represents the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.
|Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Board of Trustees|
|Steven G. Newcom||5||2016|
|Donna K. Webb||7||2014|
School board elections
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. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and three 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:
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend Board meetings. Visitors are requested to register their attendance so that the official minutes may reflect their presence.
LIMIT ON PARTICIPATION
No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
The oral address to the Board may be supplemented by a written statement, if desired.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
Speakers are also reminded that laws relating to libel and slander are applicable to presentations before the Board.
—Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District's website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent 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|
Teacher salaries at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Median salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District|
|Boswell High School|
|Bryson Elementary School|
|Chisholm Ridge Elementary School|
|Chisholm Trail High School|
|Comanche Springs Elementary School|
|Creekview Middle School|
|Eagle Mountain Elementary School|
|Ed Willkie Middle School|
|Elkins Elementary School|
|Gililland Elementary School|
|Greenfield Elementary School|
|High Country Elementary School|
|Highland Middle School|
|Hollenstein Career and Technology Center|
|Lake Pointe Elementary School|
|Northbrook Elementary School|
|Parkview Elementary School|
|Prairie Vista Middle School|
|Remington Point Elementary School|
|Saginaw Elementary School|
|Saginaw High School|
|Watson High School/Alternative Discipline Center|
|Wayside Middle School|
|Willow Creek Elementary School|
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.
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 96% 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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,125||1,500||75||55|
Lawsuits by former student
A former Hollenstein Career and Technology Center student has filed suit against former teacher Rachelle Heenan and the district regarding an inappropriate relationship that took place in 2012. The former student, referred to as Mark Smith in the lawsuit, claims he was harmed physically and emotionally by Heenan during an intimate relationship that lasted through spring 2012. The lawsuit accuses district officials of failing to provide adequate supervision of Heenan. Heenan was placed on leave in May 2012 and later received five years of probation for a similar incident with another student that took place in February 2013. Smith's attorney is also asking for $24,000 to repay the district for damage to school property, citing the student's fragile emotional state during the relationship.
- List of school districts in Texas
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report," accessed April 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Fort Worth, Texas," accessed April 3, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed April 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "Office of the Superintendent," accessed April 9, 2014
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 18, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2004
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "Budget, Taxes and Investments," accessed December 12, 2014
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "Teacher, Librarian, Nurse (RN's) Hiring Schedule," September 27, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, "EM-S ISD Schools," accessed April 10, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD," accessed April 8, 2014
- CBS News, "Former Texas student sues teacher, school district over affair," March 26, 2014