Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Alaska

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Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Fairbanks, Arkansas
Fairbanks North Star Seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Karen Gaborik
Enrollment:14,360
Graduation rate:74%[1]
Number of schools:33
Budget: $281.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Heidi Haas
Board members:7
Term length:3
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is a school district in Alaska that served 14,360 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the third-largest school district by enrollment in the state of Alaska.

About the district

Fairbanks North Star Borough School Districtis located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Fairbanks North Star Borough is home to 100,436 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Fairbanks North Star Borough outperformed the rest of Alaska in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.6 percent of Fairbanks North Star Borough residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.5 percent for Alaska as a whole. The median household income in Fairbanks North Star Borough was $69,485 compared to $69,917 for the state of Alaska. The poverty rate in Fairbanks North Star Borough was 8.0 percent compared to 9.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Fairbanks North Star Borough (%) Alaska (%)
White 77.7 67.3
Black or African American 5.5 3.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.1 14.7
Asian 2.9 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 1.2
Two or More Races 6.3 7.1
Hispanic or Latino 7.7 6.6

Party affiliation data, Fairbanks North Star Borough[4]
Party Number of Registered Voters
Republican Party 2,875
Democratic Party 1,925
Other 562
No Party 2,031
Undeclared 4,450

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.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent for Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is Karen Gaborik. Serving as interim superintendent since April 2014, the school board named Gaborik as the permanent superintendent in November 2014. Gaborik has a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a master's of education from University of Alaska Anchorage and doctorate of education from Argosy University. She previously taught at the middle school and high school levels, and was an assistant principal and principal of Lathrop High School.[6][7][8]

School board

Fairbanks North Star Borough schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected to three-year terms.[9]

Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Lisa Gentry 1 A October 2015
Heidi Haas 2 B October 2015
Sue Hull 3 C October 2016
Allyson Lambert 4 D October 2016
Mike O'Brien 5 E October 2017
Sean Rice 6 F October 2017
Wendy Charmaine Dominique 7 G October 2017

School board elections

See also: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District elections (2013)

Members of the Fairbanks North Star Borough school board are elected to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats are up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Fairbanks North Star Borough school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Chapter 2 - 272 Agenda

B. Adoption of the Agenda

Consent agenda items marked with an asterisk are considered routine items not requiring public discussion by the Board. Unless removed from the consent agenda, asterisked items will be automatically approved when the agenda is adopted. Questions concerning these items should be directed to the administration before the meeting.

If the superintendent or a member of the public wishes to have an item removed from the consent agenda, the request must be made to a board member any time prior to the start of the meeting. The board member has the discretion to accept or deny the request. Only a board member may remove an item from the consent agenda. If an item is removed from the consent agenda, it shall be considered separately as the last item of new business. Asterisked items will then be adopted by one single motion.

Presentation on Agenda Items

Any person wishing to speak on an agenda item—action items or information and reports—will have three minutes to testify when that item is before the Board for discussion. There is a limit of one hour total testimony per item.

C. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items

Public comments on non-agenda items are limited to three minutes per person for a maximum of one hour. People on the sign-up list will be called first. If there is time, people who did not sign up may address the Board. People testifying must state their name and address for the record. Board members may ask questions for clarification but people testifying should not expect their concerns to be addressed immediately, as additional information may need to be gathered.[10]

—Fairbanks North Star Borough School District website, (2014), [11]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District:[12]

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
2013-2014 $145,062,299 55.4% $15,895,464 6.1% $100,659,817 38.4% $0 0% $237,100 0.1% $261,854,680
2014-2015 $156,293,680 55.5% $16,473,740 5.9% $108,605,800 38.6% $0 0% $190,930 0.1% $281,564,150
Averages: $150,677,989.5 55% $16,184,602 6% $104,632,808.5 39% $0 0% $214,015 0% $271,709,415

Teacher salaries

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District employed over 800 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year. This chart details teacher salaries according to the FY12-13 Certified Salary Schedule.[13]

FNSBSD FY12 Salary Scheduled
PAY GRADE Bachelor's Bachelor's +18 Master's/B+36 Master's +18 Master's +36 Master's +License
0 $46,244 $48,388 $50,959 $53,531 $55,247 $57,730
1 $48,388 $50,533 $53,103 $55,787 $57,393 $59,875
2 $50,533 $52,678 $55,247 $57,817 $59,532 $62,015
3 $52,678 $54,819 $57,393 $59,960 $61,674 $64,155
4 $54,819 $56,962 $59,532 $62,105 $63,817 $66,298
5 $56,962 $59.103 $61,674 $64,248 $65,958 $68,440
6 $59,103 $61,245 $63,817 $66,385 $68,102 $70,585
7 $61,244 $63,387 $65,880 $68,529 $70,241 $72,724
8 $65,530 $68,102 $70,670 $72,387 $74,870
9 $67,670 $70,241 $72,813 $74,528 $77,011
10 $69,814 $72,387 $74,956 $76,669 $79,152
11 $74,529 $77,098 $78,812 $81,296
12 $76,671 $79,240 $80,954 $83,437
13 $81,383 $83,097 $85,579
14 $85,240 $87,722
15 $87,381 $89,864

Unions

The Education Support Staff Association states in its negotiated agreement that it represents "all regular education support personnel."[14]

The Fairbanks Principals Association represents the district's principals, assistant principals, and deans of students.[15]

The Fairbanks Education Association represents approximately 1,000 teachers.[16]

Schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Enrollment

Fairbanks North Star Borough served approximately 14,152 students during the 2012-13 school year. The district has experienced some fluctuations in student enrollment with an overall decrease of 633 students between 2006 and 2013.

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2006-2007 14,785
2007-2008 14,220 -3.9
2008-2009 14,305 .6
2009-2010 14,552 1.7
2010-2011 14,108 -3.1
2011-2012 14,190 .6
2012-2013 14,152 -.3

District schools

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District operated 33 schools listed below in alphabetical order.[17]

Fairbanks North Star Borough Schools
Name Grades
Anderson Elementary
Anne Wien Elementary
Arctic Light Elementary
Badger Road Elementary
Barnette Magnet Elementary K-8
Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School
Chinook Montessori Charter Elementary
Crawford Elementary (3-6)
Denali Elementary
Effie Kokrine Middle/High (7-12)
Fairbanks B.E.S.T. K-12
Hunter Elementary
Hutchison High School
Joy Elementary
Ladd Elementary
Lathrop High School
Nordale Elementary
North Pole Elementary
North Pole High School
North Pole Middle School
Pearl Creek Elementary
Randy Smith Middle
Ryan Middle
Salcha Elementary
Star of the North Middle/High (7-12)
Tanana Middle
Ticasuk Brown Elementary
Two Rivers Elementary K-8
University Park Elementary
Watershed Charter Elementary
Weller Elementary
West Valley High School
Woodriver Elementary

Academic performance

This 2011-12 District Report Card shows that the district did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress Status. The 4-year graduation rate is 70.2% and the 5-year graduation rate is 77.2%; the state target for both is 85%. Sixty percent of district schools were identified for improvement.[18]

In the 2008-09 academic year, the district did not meet Annual Yearly Progress criteria established by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.[19] The district was placed on AYP Level 4[19], which requires that, in addition to continuation of the school improvement plan, corrective action must be taken.[20]

Issues

Armed employees

In 2013, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly rejected a measure to allow school district employees to carry weapons on district campuses. The measure was condemned by Mayor Luke Hopkins and borough human resources manager Sallie Stuvek said the measure would increase liability and insurance rates.[21]

Contact information

Fairbanks North Star Seal.png
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
520 Fifth Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: 907-452-2000
Email: web@k12northstar.org

See also

External links

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References

  1. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "Dropout/Graduation Rate Dashboard," accessed November 25, 2014
  2. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. State of Alaska Division of Elections, "Voter Registration Statistics, accessed August 5, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. LinkedIn, "Karen Gaborik," accessed November 25, 2014
  7. News Miner, "School board to offer Karen Gaborik contract as superintendent," November 18, 2014
  8. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "Superintendent," accessed November 25, 2014
  9. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "School Board Members," accessed November 25, 2014
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "School Board Policy Manual Chapter 2," accessed November 25, 2014
  12. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "Districtwide Budget Summaries," accessed December 9, 2014
  13. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District "FNSBSD Certified Salary Schedule" accessed August 7, 2013
  14. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "ESSA Negotiated Agreement July 2012 – June 2015," October 16, 2012
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FPA
  16. Fairbanks Education Association
  17. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, "Our Schools," accessed November 25, 2014
  18. District Report Card
  19. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named worksheet
  20. Consequences of Not Meeting AYP
  21. KTUU.com, "FNSB Considers Allowing Armed Employees," accesssed August 7, 2013