Georgetown Independent School District, Texas

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Georgetown Independent School District
Georgetown, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Joe Dan Lee
Enrollment:10,328[1]
Graduation rate:94.2%[1]
Number of schools:18
Budget: $129.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Scott Alarcon
Board members:7
Term length:3
Georgetown Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 10,328 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] District residents approved two bond packages in 2010 worth $137.3 million to renovate five schools and build two new campuses.[2] Georgetown Independent School District is the 99th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Georgetown Independent School District is located in Williamson County, Texas
Georgetown Independent School District is located in Georgetown, a city located in Williamson County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Georgetown is home to 52,303 residents.[3]

Demographics

Georgetown outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.6 percent of Georgetown 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 Georgetown was $62,977 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Georgetown was 9.1 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Georgetown (%) Texas (%)
White 86.2 70.4
Black or African American 3.7 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.7
Asian 1.0 3.8
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 21.8 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 37.8 59.4
2008 42.7 55.7
2004 33.6 64.9
2000 27.7 67.7

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.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Georgetown Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Joe Dan Lee. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2010. Lee served a previous stint in the superintendent's office from 2004 to 2007.[6]

School board

The Georgetown 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.[7]

Georgetown Board of Trustees
Member Place Term Ends
Scott Stribling 1 2016
Scott Alarcon 2 2016
Andy Webb 3 2016
Fred Barhydt 4 2014
Mike Hewlett 5 2014
Greg Eady 6 2015
Ronna Johnson 7 2015

School board elections

See also: Georgetown Independent School District elections (2014)

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:[8]

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.

PUBLIC COMMENT
At regular meetings the Board shall allot time to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.

BOARD’S RESPONSE
Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

DISRUPTION
The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.[9]

Budget

Georgetown Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.[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
2012-2013 $59,601,721 46% $15,508,414 12% $21,524,759 16.6% $17,117,829 13.2% $23,800,920 18.4% $129,532,821
Averages: $59,601,721 46% $15,508,414 12% $21,524,759 17% $17,117,829 13% $23,800,920 18% $129,532,821

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Georgetown 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 2011-2012 school year:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Median salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 41,000 46,755 58,555
MA 41,500 47,255 59,055
Ph.D. 41,800 47,555 59,355

Schools in Georgetown Independent School District

Enrollment

The district's K-12 student enrollment decreased from 10,470 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 10,328 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Georgetown Independent School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Georgetown Independent School District
Benold Middle School
Carver Elementary School
Cooper Elementary School
East View High School
Forbes Middle School
Ford Elementary School
Frost Elementary School
Georgetown Alternative Program
Georgetown High School
McCoy Elementary School
Mitchell Elementary School
Pickett Elementary School
Purl Elementary School
Richarte High School
Tippit Middle School
Village Elementary School
Williamson County Academy
Williams Elementary School

Academic performance

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.

Georgetown Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 93% 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:[13]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 19,442 23,337 83 50
Student Progress 1,325 3,600 37 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,108 1,500 74 55
Postsecondary Readiness 776.8 900 86 75

Contact information

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Georgetown Independent School District
603 Lakeway Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: (512) 943-5000

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