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Greece Central School District, New York

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Greece Central School District
Monroe County, New York
Greece Central School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Barbara Deane-Williams
Enrollment:11,871 students
Graduation rate:85%[1]
Number of schools:17
Budget: $210.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sean McCabe
Board members:9
Term length:3
Greece Central School District is a school district in New York that served 11,871 students in 17 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the ninth-largest by enrollment in the state of New York.

About the district

Greece Central School District is located in Monroe County, New York.
Greece Central School District is located in Monroe County, New York. The county seat of Monroe County is Rochester, New York. Monroe County is home to 749,606 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Monroe County outperformed the rest of New York in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.5 percent of Monroe County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.8 percent for New York as a whole. The median household income in Monroe County was $52,700 compared to $57,683 for the state of New York. The poverty rate in Monroe County was 14.6 percent compared to 14.9 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Monroe County (%) New York (%)
White 77.9 71.2
Black or African American 16.0 17.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.0
Asian 3.4 8.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.3 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 7.6 18.2

2013 Party Affiliation, Monroe County[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 186,069 40.04
Republican 135,718 29.20
Independent 21,394 4.60
Constitution 8,226 1.77
Working Families 1,628 0.35
Green 1,184 0.25
Other 437 0.09
Unaffiliated 110,103 23.70

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Greece Central School District is Barbara Deane-Williams, whom the school board appointed to the position on July 1, 2011. Deane-Williams earned her bachelor's degree from Hobart William and Smith Colleges, her master's degree from the University of New Hampshire and her certificate of advanced studies from The College at Brockport. Prior to her appointment, she spent more than two decades as an educator and school administrator, including more than six years as superintendent of Lyndonville Central School District.[7]

School board

Greece Central School District is overseen by a nine-member board, all of whom are elected at-large to three-year terms.[8]

Greece Central Board of Education
Member Term Ends
Sean McCabe 2017
Joe Grinnan 2015
Lisa Christoffel 2017
Adam Crandall 2015
Bill Maloney 2017
Terry Melore 2016
Frank Oberg 2016
Gale O’Toole 2016
Julia VanOrman 2015

School board elections

See also: Greece Central School District elections (2014)

Members of the Greece Central Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Greece Central Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

The Board of Education recognizes the importance of maintaining an open dialogue with the community by assigning an agenda item for public comment at each regular business meeting. Individuals who choose to participate in the public comment period must remember that they are bound by the terms outlined in this policy and must conduct themselves in a manner commensurate with the laws, regulations and Board policies that govern the operation of Board of Education meetings.

Time Allotted for Public Comment and Location on the Agenda

At the beginning of each regular business meeting, a maximum of 30 minutes will be reserved for comments from Greece Central District residents, employees, or any other interested persons. Greece Central School District residents will have first priority to speak.

a) The Board President may extend the public comment period by an additional 30 minutes. Board members may also request such an extension. Board member requests for extensions will require Board approval.

b) Any extension of time to exceed one hour at either the beginning or end of the business meeting will require Board approval.

Requirements

a) Speakers must give their full name and address to the Board Clerk. Speakers may, if they wish, announce the same prior to their comments.

b) If speaking on behalf of an organization, a speaker must give the name of the organization and furnish proof, if requested by the Board President, that he or she is authorized to speak for that organization. Speakers may not speak for another individual, even if the remarks are read, unless that individual is present.

c) The New York State Taylor Law requires that negotiations occur directly between the negotiating teams for the District and its unions. The Board will not allow any attempt to "end run" those negotiating teams by the Union, employees, or representatives of the District during the public comment period. Therefore, no speaker covered by those negotiations may attempt, through his or her comments, to negotiate directly with or engage in a dialogue on negotiation issues with the Board of Education. As with any other speaker who addresses subjects improperly, the Board President, as chair of the meeting, will act to stop such comments.

d) Speakers who are candidates in any State, Federal, Municipal, or Board of Education election must respect the purpose and intent of the public comment period which is to allow individuals to speak about Greece Central School District issues and not to further the political interests of candidates for political office. Speakers who are candidates should take care to address only issues of the Greece Central School District and not use the forum for a personal campaign opportunity.

Speaker Guidelines

a) Speakers who register their request to speak with the District Clerk 24 hours before the public forum will speak in order of their sign-up.

b) Speakers who do not sign-up to speak 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting will speak after those who signed up in advance, if time allows.

c) The Board President will have discretion to adjust the order of speakers.

d) Registration to speak only applies to the public forum for which it is requested. If the speaker does not speak at the meeting, he or she must reapply to speak at another public forum.

e) Speakers will direct their remarks to the Board President.

f) A speaker’s comments must be limited to three minutes, unless the Board President extends that time.

g) Speakers will not be allowed to transfer all or part of their allotted time to another speaker.

h) The Board President may direct comments and questions from speakers to the Superintendent.

i) The Board President has the right to limit or suspend interaction between speakers and individual Board members. Board members will confine comments to questions and comments directly related to a speaker's question or comments.

j) The public comment period is for the purpose of comments and discussions related to the District’s educational programs, business and operations. The Board reserves the right to determine whether particular subjects are inappropriate for discussion during such time.

The Superintendent and the Board Officers will be responsible for coordinating public participation at Board meetings.

The Superintendent and the Board Officers will be responsible for reviewing this policy every three years.[9]

—Greece Central School District website, (2014)[10]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Greece Central School District:[11][12]

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
2011-2012 $151,734,350 75.2% $20,285,980 10.1% $21,288,431 10.6% $4,251,996 2.1% $4,207,411 2.1% $201,768,168
2012-2013 $156,342,312 76.2% $19,984,220 9.7% $20,308,099 9.9% $4,345,321 2.1% $4,305,815 2.1% $205,285,767
2013-2014 $156,840,714 76.3% $11,161,447 5.4% $22,395,178 10.9% $14,698,376 7.2% $416,275 0.2% $205,511,990
2014-2015 $161,111,557 76.7% $11,077,456 5.3% $22,763,689 10.8% $14,794,225 7% $415,901 0.2% $210,162,828
Averages: $156,507,233.25 76% $15,627,275.75 8% $21,688,849.25 11% $9,522,479.5 5% $2,336,350.5 1% $205,682,188.25

Teacher salaries

Greece Central School District employed 292 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. The salary schedule accounts for a graduate degree by providing a higher starting salary and a greater potential salary. The salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Greece Teachers Association for 2014-2015 is not published online.

Schools in Greece Central School District

Enrollment

Greece Central School District served 11,871 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Greece Central School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[2]

District schools

Greece Central School District operates 17 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Greece Central School District
School Name
Arcadia High School
Arcadia Middle School
Athena High School
Athena Middle School
Autumn Lane Elementary School
Brookside Elementary School
Buckman Heights Elementary School
Craig Hill Elementary School
English Village Elementary School
Holmes Road Elementary School
Lakeshore Elementary School
Longridge Elementary School
Odyssey Academy
Olympia High School
Paddy Hill Elementary School
Pine Brook Elementary School
West Ridge Elementary School

Academic performance

The New York State Education Department facilitates assessment of student performance throughout the state in English language arts and mathematics. These annual evaluations determine where students fit into the State Testing Program's standards for grades three through eight and high school. The following tables detail how the school district compared to state averages across grade cohorts in both categories, with percentages indicating students who reached Level 3 or higher on state tests.

The New York State Testing Program assesses student performance based on a four-point scale for each test category:[1]

  • Level 1: Below Standard: Student performance does not demonstrate an understanding of the academic discipline for a particular grade level.
  • Level 2: Meets Basic Standard: Student performance demonstrates a partial understanding of the academic discipline for a particular grade level.
  • Level 3: Meets Proficiency Standard: Student performance demonstrates an understanding of the academic discipline for a particular grade level.
  • Level 4: Exceeds Proficiency Standard: Student performance demonstrates a thorough understanding of the academic discipline for a particular grade level.

Student Proficiency Levels, English Language Arts, 2012-2013
Grade District (%) State (%)
3 35 31
4 33 30
5 29 30
6 30 30
7 29 31
8 34 34
9-12 87 81

Student Proficiency Levels, Mathematics, 2012-2013
Grade District (%) State (%)
3 40 34
4 39 36
5 31 30
6 31 31
7 34 28
8 31 28
9-12 91 84

Contact information

Greece Central School District seal.jpg

Greece Central School District
P.O. Box 300
North Greece, NY 14515
Phone: 585-966-2000

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Data NYSED, "School Report Card Data (2012-13)," accessed December 2, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed June 17, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Monroe County, New York," accessed April 11, 2014
  4. New York State Board of Elections, "NYS Voter Enrollment by County, Party Affiliation and Status - Voters Registered as of November 01, 2013," accessed April 11, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.
  7. Greece Central School District, "Superintendent's Biography," accessed December 4, 2014
  8. Greece Central School District, "Board of Education Members," accessed December 2, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Greece Central School District, "Community Relations," accessed December 4, 2014
  11. Greece Central School District, "Greece Central School District FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 4, 2013
  12. Greece Central School District, "Budget Newsletter," accessed December 17, 2014
  13. Greece Central School District, "School Locator Database," accessed December 4, 2014