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Franklin-McKinley School District, California

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Franklin-McKinley School District
Santa Clara County, California
Franklin-McKinley School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:John R. Porter Jr.
Enrollment:11,269 students
Number of schools:17
Budget: $74.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Buu Thai
Board members:5
Term length:4
Franklin-McKinley School District is a school district in California that served 11,269 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] This district is the 152nd-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Franklin-McKinley School District is located in Santa Clara County, California.

Franklin-McKinley School District is located in Santa Clara County, California. The county seat is San Jose. Santa Clara County was home to 1,862,041 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Santa Clara County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 46 percent of Santa Clara County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Santa Clara County was $90,747 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Santa Clara County was 9.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Santa Clara County (%) California (%)
White 57.2 73.5
Black or African American 2.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.7
Asian 34.1 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.5
Two or more race 4.0 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 26.8 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Santa Clara County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 450,818 174,843
2008 462,241 190,039
2004 386,100 209,094
2000 332,490 188,750

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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The superintendent of the Franklin-McKinley School District is John R. Porter Jr. Before taking on that position, Porter served as superintendent for Ridgewood Public Schools in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has also served as a teacher, a principal, a director of curriculum and instruction and the director of the education nonprofit America’s Choice School Design: High Schools at the National Center on Education and the Economy. Porter's experience includes creating school-to-work academies, acceleration programs and "safety-net" programs designed to bring at-risk students up to their grade level. He has worked as an education consultant to numerous districts around the country.[5]

School board

The Franklin-McKinley School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[6]

Franklin-McKinley Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Thanh Tran At-large 2005 2018
Rudy Rodriguez At-large 2010 2018
John Lindner At-large 2004 2016
George Sanchez At-large 1993 2016
Omar Torres At-large 2012 2018

School board elections

See also: Franklin-McKinley School District elections (2014)

Members of the Franklin-McKinley Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and two seats will be up for election in 2016.[6][7]

Public participation in board meetings

The Franklin-McKinley Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, either before or during the Board's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board shall take no action or discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)

3. Without taking action, Board members or district staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities. (Government Code 54954.2)

Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent

meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Government Code 54954.2)

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or nonagenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.

6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.

The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts, or omissions. (Government Code 54954.3) In addition, the Board may not prohibit public criticism of district employees.

Whenever a member of the public initiates specific complaints or charges against an employee, the Board president shall inform the complainant that in order to protect the employee's right to adequate notice before a hearing of such complaints and charges, and also to preserve the ability of the Board to legally consider the complaints or charges in any subsequent evaluation of the employee, it is the policy of the Board to hear such complaints or charges in closed session unless otherwise requested by the employee pursuant to Government Code 54957. The Board president shall also encourage the complainant to file a complaint using the appropriate district complaint procedure.

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

7. The Board president shall not permit any disturbance or willful interruption of Board meetings. Persistent disruption by an individual or group shall be grounds for the president to terminate the privilege of addressing the Board.

The Board may remove disruptive individuals and order the room cleared if necessary. In this case, members of the media not participating in the disturbance shall be allowed to remain, and individuals not participating in such disturbances may be allowed to remain at the discretion of the Board. When the room is ordered cleared due to a disturbance, further Board proceedings shall concern only matters appearing on the agenda. (Government Code 54957.9)

When such disruptive conduct occurs, the Superintendent or designee shall contact local law enforcement.[8]

—Franklin-McKinley School District website, (2014), [9]


The table below displays the budget for Franklin-McKinley School District.[10]

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
2010-2011 $61,888,832 82.2% $2,750,629 3.7% $9,967,891 13.2% $471,475 0.6% $189,872 0.3% $75,267,699
2011-2012 $62,208,580 82.4% $2,123,323 2.8% $9,999,451 13.2% $472,756 0.6% $682,465 0.9% $75,486,574
2012-2013 $62,139,579 83.1% $2,313,540 3.1% $10,132,668 13.6% $182,385 0.2% $(26,341) 0% $74,741,831
Averages: $62,078,997 83% $2,395,830.67 3% $10,033,336.67 13% $375,538.67 0% $299,559.33 0% $75,165,368

Teacher salaries

Franklin-McKinley School District employed 430 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[11] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Franklin-McKinley School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 45,448 49,260
B.A. + 30 51,507 77,880
B.A. + 45 54,247 80,620
B.A. + 60 59,386 83,361
B.A. + 75 62,127 86,101

Schools in Franklin-McKinley School District


Franklin-McKinley School District served 11,269 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 9.5 percent from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 10,202 -
2010-2011 10,274 0.7
2011-2012 10,622 3.3
2012-2013 10,703 0.8
2013-2014 11,269 5.0

District schools

Franklin-McKinley School District operates 17 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Franklin-McKinley School District
School Name
Bridges Academy
College Connection Academy
Dahl (Capt. Jason M.) Elementary
Franklin Elementary School
Hellyer (G.W.) Elementary School
Kennedy (Robert F.) Elementary
Lairon College Prep. Academy
Los Arboles Literacy & Technology Academy
McKinley Elementary School
Meadows (Jeanne R.) Elementary
Ramblewood Elementary School
Santee Elementary School
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary
Stonegate Elementary School
Sylvandale Middle School
Transportation Yard
Windmill Springs Elementary School

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[14]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 51 55
Mathematics 60 50
Science 54 59
History and Social Science 48 49

Contact information

Franklin-McKinley School District seal.jpg

Franklin-McKinley School District
645 Wool Creek Dr.
San Jose , CA 95112
Phone: (408) 283-6000
Fax: (408) 283-6022

See also

External links