Georgetown Independent School District, Texas
|Georgetown Independent School District|
|Superintendent:||Joe Dan Lee|
|Number of schools:||18|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Scott Alarcon|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Georgetown Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtGeorgetown, a city located in Williamson County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Georgetown is home to 52,303 residents.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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.
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.
|Georgetown Board of Trustees|
School board elections
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:
|“||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.
No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
|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 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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Median salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Georgetown Independent School District
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.
Georgetown Independent School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|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|
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,108||1,500||74||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Georgetown Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Georgetown Independent School District
- Georgetown, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report: Georgetown ISD," accessed February 28, 2014
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Bond Projects," accessed February 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Georgetown, Texas," accessed February 28, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed February 28, 2014
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 18, 2011
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2004
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Annual Financial Reports, accessed November 29, 2013
- Georgetown Independent School District, "2014-2015 Adopted Budget Summary," accessed December 15, 2014
- Georgetown Independent School District, "2011-2012 Teacher Classification & Structure," March 2011
- Georgetown Independent School District, "Schools," accessed February 28, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Georgetown ISD," accessed February 28, 2014