Eau Claire Area School District, Wisconsin
|Eau Claire Area School District|
|Eau Claire, Wisconsin|
|Superintendent:||Mary Ann Hardebeck|
|Graduation rate:||86.3 percent|
|Number of schools:||19|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Rich Spindler|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Eau Claire Area School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
Eau Claire Area School District is located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Eau Claire. Eau Claire County is home to 101,438 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. During the 2010-2011 school year, Eau Claire Area School District was the eighth-largest school district in Wisconsin and served 10,914 students.
Higher education achievement
Eau Claire County outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.5 percent of Eau Claire County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.
Median household income
The median household income in Eau Claire County was $47,821 between 2008 and 2012. During that same time period, the median household income for the entire state was $52,627.
Between 2008 and 2012, the poverty rate in Eau Claire County was 15.7 percent compared to 12.5 percent statewide.
Racial and political demographics
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 Eau Claire Area School District is Mary Ann Hardebeck. She has served in the position since her appointment in 2012. Hardebeck previously served as assistant superintendent of personnel services at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia.
The Eau Claire Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. Members receive a salary of $2,000 with a $2,500 salary for the board president.
|Eau Claire Board of Education|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Wendy Sue Johnson||2009||2015|
|Kathryn P. Duax||2009||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on April 1, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot on April 7, 2015, and three seats will be up for election in April 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings, which was last updated in 2008:
|“||The Board desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens on district or school-wide concerns. An opportunity will be provided for the public to speak at regular meetings in accordance with these established procedures. Identified work sessions or standing and/or ad hoc committees may be exempted from the public's opportunity to speak subject to a Board motion.
—Eau Claire Area School District Board Policy, (2008), 
Details on the district's revenue and expenditures in recent years can be found in the tables below. The following charts show the percentages of revenue and expenditures by type for the 2013-2014 school year.
The district's total revenues increased by 2.0 percent from 2012 to 2013. During this time period, state aid increased while local and federal aid decreased.
|Revenue by Category|
|School Year||Local||Other School Districts||State Aid||Federal Aid||Other||Revenue Total|
|Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue|
From 2012 to 2013, the district's total expenditures increased by 0.19 percent. Expenditures on student services and debt service increased while staff expenses and operational expenses decreased.
|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 Eau Claire Area 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 years of service by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2012-2013 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in Eau Claire Area School District are represented by the Eau Claire Association of Educators (ECAE). The president of the ECAE during the 2014-2015 school year was Mark Goings.
Schools in Eau Claire Area School District
The district served 11,045 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 2.1 percent increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Eau Claire Area School District operates 19 K-12 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Eau Claire Area School District|
|DeLong Middle School|
|Flynn Elementary School|
|Lakeshore Elementary School|
|Locust Lane Elementary School|
|Longfellow Elementary School|
|Manz Elementary School|
|McKinley Charter School|
|Meadowview Elementary School|
|Memorial High School|
|Montessori Charter School|
|North High School|
|Northstar Middle School|
|Northwoods Elementary School|
|Putnam Heights Elementary School|
|Robbins Elementary School|
|Roosevelt Elementary School|
|Sam Davey Elementary School|
|Sherman Elementary School|
|South Middle School|
- See also: Public education in Wisconsin
| Education policy in the U.S. |
| Public education in the U.S. |
|State education information |
| Glossary of education terms |
| Education statistics |
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction administers annual Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) tests to students throughout the state. These tests assess proficiency in math and reading among students in grades three through eight as well as tenth grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and ten. The Department of Public Instruction publishes results from WSAS tests as part of each district's Annual District Report Card.
The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:
- Student Achievement: This category compares reading and math performance by district students to state and national standards.
- Student Growth: This category compares year-to-year performance on reading and math sections in WSAS tests.
- Closing Gaps: This category compares test performance by low-performing groups in the district to similar cohorts across the state.
- On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness: This category uses benchmarks including ACT scores, graduation rate, attendance rate and math achievement to assess post-graduate preparedness.
Eau Claire Area School District achieved an overall score of 70.4 during the 2012-2013 school year. The district's overall score led to a Meets Expectations designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following tables compare district performance with state performance and detail the accountability ratings for schools in the district, according to the 2012-2013 Annual District Report Card:
The state's Annual District Report Card includes a review of district and state proficiency information in mathematics and reading for the previous five years. This review includes data from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) for students from grades three through eight and 10. The following tables compare the district's percentage of proficient and advanced proficient students with state levels from the 2008-2009 school year through the 2012-2013 school year:
- Wisconsin school districts
- List of school districts in Wisconsin
- Public education in Wisconsin
- Eau Claire Area School District elections (2014)
- Eau Claire Area School District elections (2015)
- School Board Elections portal
- Eau Claire Area School District
- City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Wisconsin Association of School Boards
- Eau Claire Association of Educators
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Wisconsin Information System for Education," accessed February 4, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "High school completion rates," accessed February 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Eau Claire County, Wisconsin," accessed September 9, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Eau Claire County Clerk, "Election Results," accessed February 7, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- LinkedIn, "Mary Ann Hardebeck," accessed February 7, 2014
- Eau Claire Area School District, "Board Member Compensation and Expenses," February 2003
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Eau Claire Area School District, "Public Input at Board Meetings," January 2008
- Eau Claire Area School District, "Executive Summary," accessed December 11, 2013
- Eau Claire Area School District, "Certified Salary Schedule 2012-2013," accessed February 10, 2014
- Eau Claire Association of Educators, "Board," accessed February 10, 2014
- Eau Claire Area School District, "Schools," accessed February 10, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed February 5, 2014