Fond du Lac School District, Wisconsin

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Fond de Lac School District
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac School District seal.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. James Sebert
Enrollment:7,460[1]
Graduation rate:88.4 percent[2]
Number of schools:16[3]
Budget: $103,981,121[4]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Elizabeth Hayes
Board members:7
Term length:3
Fond du Lac School District is a school district in Wisconsin that served 7,460 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

About the district

Fond du Lac School District is located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Fond du Lac School District is located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac County was home to 101,798 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5]

Demographics

Higher education achievement

Fond du Lac County underperformed compared to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.1 percent of Fond du Lac County residents aged 25 years or older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.[5]

Median household income

From 2008 to 2012, the median household income in Fond du Lac County was $53,399. During that same time period, it was $52,627 for the entire state.

Poverty rate

The poverty rate in Fond du Lac County from 2008 to 2012 was 9.6 percent. For the same time period, the poverty rate statewide was 12.5 percent.

Racial and political demographics

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Fond du Lac County (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 95.4 88.1
Black or African American 1.5 6.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.1
Asian 1.2 2.5
Two or more race 1.3 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.8 6.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Fond du Lac County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 22379 30355
2008 23457 28155
2004 19214 33291

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.[7]

Superintendent

Dr. James Sebert is the superintendent of the Fond du Lac School District.[8] He has served in that position since July 2009. Previously, he served as superintendent for the School District of North Fond du Lac, as a principal in the Oshkosh Area School District and as a teacher and assistant principal in the Fond du Lac School District. Sebert earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Marian University and his doctoral degree at Edgewood College.[9]

School board

The Fond du Lac School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. A list of board members for the 2014-2015 school year can be found in the table below.[10]

Fond du Lac Board of Education
Member Title Term Ends
Elizabeth Hayes President 2016
Kathleen Nagle Vice president 2016
Susan Jones Secretary/Clerk 2015
Mark Strand Treasurer 2017
Eric Everson Member 2015
Mark Jurgella Member 2016
Julie Nett Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Fond du Lac School District elections (2015)

Members of the Fond du Lac Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Every year two or three members are up for election. Two seats were up for election in 2014. Two seats will be up for election in 2015, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[10]

Participation in board meetings

The Fond du Lac School District maintains the following policy regarding public participation in school board meetings, which was last updated in April 2008:[11]

An "Audience to Visitors and Delegations" item will be placed on the agenda of each regular Board meeting and shall be implemented as follows:

1. Any citizen may make a presentation not to exceed five minutes on any item appearing on the agenda;
2. Any citizen may make a presentation not exceeding five minutes on any item not on the agenda; however, that item will not be acted upon at the same Board meeting;
3. Any delegation defined as more than two persons speaking on the same topic may make a presentation not to exceed ten minutes on any item appearing on the agenda;
4. Any delegation may make a presentation not to exceed ten minutes on any item not on the agenda; however, that item will not be acted upon by the Board at the same meeting.
Citizens who present information to the Board must state their name and address. Except during the time of "Audience to Visitors and Delegations," no member of the audience shall participate in a discussion of the Board unless invited to do so by a majority of the members of the Board.[12]

Budget

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.[4]

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Revenues

The district's total revenues dropped by 17.4 percent from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014. During that time, local revenue and state aid increased while revenue from other school districts 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
2012-2013 $26,434,923 21.7% $1,412,774 1.2% $41,577,683 34.1% $4,269,837 3.5% $48,285,645 39.6% $121,980,412
2013-2014 $26,651,574 25.7% $1,400,000 1.3% $42,874,411 41.3% $4,081,925 3.9% $28,867,916 27.8% $103,875,826
Averages: $26,543,248.5 24% $1,406,387 1% $42,226,047 37% $4,175,881 4% $38,576,780.5 34% $112,928,119

Expenditures

The district's total expenditures decreased by 18.5 percent from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014. During that time, staff expenses and expenditures on student services increased while operational expenses and expenditures on debt service 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
2012-2013 $49,515,364 40.2% $30,696,524 24.9% $498,570 0.4% $26,262,222 21.3% $16,211,197 13.2% $123,183,877
2013-2014 $49,907,294 48% $31,431,570 30.2% $0 0% $6,361,858 6.1% $16,280,399 15.7% $103,981,121
Averages: $49,711,329 44% $31,064,047 27% $249,285 0% $16,312,040 14% $16,245,798 14% $113,582,499

Teacher salaries

The average teaching salary at Fond du Lac School District during the 2013-2014 school year was $57,499. The minimum salary was $36,295, and the maximum salary was $74,139, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.[13]

Schools in Fond du Lac School District

Enrollment

The Fond du Lac School District served 7,460 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment from 2009 to 2013. Details on enrollment during that time period can be found in the chart below.[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 7,364 -
2010 7,365 0.01
2011 7,448 1.1
2012 7,424 -0.3
2013 7,460 0.5

District schools

The Fond du Lac School District operates 16 K-12 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[3]

Fond du Lac School District
Chegwin Elementary School
Evans Elementary School
Fond du Lac High School
Fondy Central
Lakeshore Elementary School
Parkside Elementary School
Pier Elementary School
Riverside Elementary School
Roberts Elementary School
Rosenow Elementary School
Sabish Middle School
STEM Academy
STEM Institute
Theisen Middle School
Waters Elementary School
Woodworth Middle School

Academic performance

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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 10th grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and 10. The Department of Public Instruction publishes results from WSAS tests as part of each district's Annual District Report Card.[14]

The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:[14]

  • 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.

Fond du Lac School District achieved an overall score of 68.8 during the 2013-2014 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 district's accountability ratings according to the 2013-2014 Annual District Report Card:[14]

Annual District Report Card Grades, 2013-2014
Category District score State score
Student Achievement 63.4 66.4
Student Growth 63.9 62.4
Closing Gaps 60.5 66.3
On-track and Postsecondary Readiness 87.4 85.3

Accountability ratings for schools in the district, 2013-2014
Category Number of schools Percentage of schools
Significantly exceeds expectations 1 6.7%
Exceeds expectations 2 13.3%
Meets expectations 11 73.3%
Meets few expectations 0 0.0%
Fails to meet expectations 0 0.0%
Alternate Accountability - Satisfactory Progress 1 6.7%
Alternate Accountability - Needs Improvement 0 0%

Historical data

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 2013-2014 school year:[14]

Mathematics proficiency comparisons, 2008-2013
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2008-2009 44.4 45.2
2009-2010 43.7 47.0
2010-2011 43.0 46.8
2011-2012 42.0 48.3
2012-2013 45.4 48.2
2013-2014 46.4 48.8

Reading proficiency comparisons, 2008-2013
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2008-2009 35.6 35.3
2009-2010 34.4 35.7
2010-2011 36.5 35.7
2011-2012 31.8 36.0
2012-2013 34.9 36.4
2013-2014 36.4 36.7

Contact information

Fond du Lac School District seal.jpeg
Fond du Lac School District
72 W. 9th St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: (920) 929-2900

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wisconsin Information System for Education, "Enrollment (Single Year): Fond du Lac School District," accessed September 25, 2014
  2. Wisconsin Information System for Education, "Graduation HS Completion (Single Year): Fond de Lac School District," accessed September 25, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fond du Lac School District, "Schools," accessed September 25, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fond du Lac School District, "2013-14 Budget Hearing Book," accessed September 25, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States Census Bureau, "Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin," accessed September 25, 2014
  6. Fond du Lac County, "Election Results," accessed September 25, 2014
  7. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. Fond du Lac School District, "Bio for Dr. James Sebert," accessed September 25, 2014
  9. LinkedIn, "James Sebert: Superintendent at Fond du Lac School District," accessed September 25, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fond du Lac School District, "Members & Terms," accessed September 25, 2014
  11. Fond du Lac School District, "Board Policies: 2.466 Public Participation at Board Meetings," accessed September 25, 2014
  12. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  13. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "School Staff: Salary, Position & Demographic Reports," accessed September 25, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed September 23, 2014