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Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, Texas

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Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Grapevine, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Robin Ryan
Enrollment:13,328[1]
Graduation rate:96.8%[1]
Number of schools:19
Budget: $175.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jorge Rodriguez
Board members:7
Term length:3
The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves K-12 students in Euless, Grapevine and Colleyville. The district was formed in 1962 with the merger of Grapevine Independent School District and Colleyville Independent School District.[2] The district's major initiative during the 2012-2013 school year was digitizing 125 classrooms under the Lead Excellence-Action Driven (LEAD) 2021 initiative.[3] Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is the 82nd-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is located in Tarrant County, Texas
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is based in Grapevine, a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Grapevine is home to 48,447 residents.[4]

Demographics

Grapevine outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 45.6 percent of Grapevine 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 Grapevine was $73,785 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Grapevine was 11.2 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Grapevine (%) Texas (%)
White 81.1 70.4
Black or African American 3.3 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Asian 4.5 3.8
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 18.0 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 41.4 57.1
2008 43.7 55.4
2004 37.0 62.3
2000 36.7 60.7

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Superintendent

The superintendent of Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Robin Ryan. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2010. Ryan previously worked as a public school teacher and principal as well as the chief academic officer of Dallas Independent School District.[7]

School board

The Grapevine-Colleyville Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is voted into 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.[8]

Grapevine-Colleyville Board of Trustees
Member Seat Assumed Office Term Ends
Kimberley Davis 1 2012 2015
Becky St. John 2 2009 2015
Karen Deakin 3 2010 2016
Lisa Pardo 4 2007 2016
Jesse G. Rodriguez 5 2002 2014
Leon Leal 6 2008 2014
Jorge Rodriguez 7 2008 2014

School board elections

See also: Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats are up for election on May 10, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in May 2015 and two seats will be on the ballot 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 2008:[9]

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 30 minutes 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 five 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 administra-tively 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.[10]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District:[11][12][13]

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 $83,214,053 46.5% $21,576,273 12% $14,127,601 7.9% $2,201,464 1.2% $57,994,304 32.4% $179,113,695
2011-2012 $80,992,060 44.5% $17,780,266 9.8% $13,579,110 7.5% $18,594,278 10.2% $51,076,943 28.1% $182,022,657
2012-2013 $74,394,516 42% $15,992,979 9% $15,383,171 8.7% $30,547,872 17.3% $40,765,592 23% $177,084,130
2013-2014 $75,956,597 43.3% $16,294,846 9.3% $16,018,421 9.1% $31,046,979 17.7% $36,232,023 20.6% $175,548,866
Averages: $78,639,306.5 44% $17,911,091 10% $14,777,075.75 8% $20,597,648.25 12% $46,517,215.5 26% $178,442,337

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Grapevine-Colleyville 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 2013-2014 school year:[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 47,600 66,912
B.A. 15 48,250 67,648
MA 48,600 72,049
MA 15 49,250 72,764
Ph.D. 49,600 76,172

Schools in Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District

Enrollment

The district's K-12 student enrollment declined from 13,670 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 13,328 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[15][1]

District schools

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District operates 19 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[16]

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Bear Creek Elementary School
Bransford Elementary School
Bridges Alternative School
Cannon Elementary School
Colleyville Elementary School
Colleyville Heritage High School
Colleyville Middle School
Cross Timbers Middle School
Dove Elementary School
Glenhope Elementary School
Grapevine Elementary School
Grapevine High School
Grapevine Middle School
Heritage Elementary School
Heritage Middle School
O.C. Taylor Elementary School
Silver Lake Elementary School
Timberline Elementary School
VISTA Alternative 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.

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 95% 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:[17]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 27,985 31,433 89 50
Student Progress 1,730 4,800 36 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,187 1,500 79 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,273.9 1,400 91 75

Contact information

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Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 251-5200

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 District Performance Report: Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District," accessed February 14, 2014
  2. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "History of GCISD," accessed February 14, 2014
  3. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "About GCISD," accessed February 14, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Grapevine, Texas," accessed February 14, 2014
  5. Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 14, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "District Leadership," accessed February 13, 2014
  8. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "Compensation and Expenses," September 30, 2003
  9. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "Public Participation," August 26, 2008
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "Financial Services," accessed February 14, 2014
  12. Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2013) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  13. Texas Education Agency, "Select District for Financial (Budget 2014) Report," accessed December 11, 2014
  14. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "Teacher and Nurse Hiring Table 2013-2014," accessed February 14, 2014
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named cohort
  16. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, "School Information," accessed February 14, 2014
  17. Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD," accessed February 14, 2014