Green Bay Area Public School District, Wisconsin

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Green Bay Area Public School District
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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District Profile
Superintendent:Michelle Langenfeld
Enrollment:21,043[1]
Graduation rate:79.9%[2]
Number of schools:37
Budget: $252.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Brenda Warren
Board members:7
Term length:3
Green Bay Area School District is a school district in Wisconsin that served 21,043 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] The district improved graduation rates from 74.9% during the 2009-2010 school year to 79.9% during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Green Bay Area Public School District is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Green Bay Area Public School District is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Green Bay is home to 104,868 residents.[3] Green Bay Area Public School District is the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 20,376 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]

Demographics

Green Bay underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.3% of Green Bay residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Green Bay was $42,584 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Green Bay was 16.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Green Bay (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 77.9 86.2
Black or African American 3.5 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 4.1 1.0
Asian 4.0 2.3
Two or More Races 3.1 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 13.4 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 48.5 50.2
2008 53.9 44.7
2004 44.5 54.4
2000 45.5 50.3

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.[6]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Green Bay Area Public School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Michelle Langenfeld. She has served in the position since her appointment in 2011.[7] Langenfeld previously served as the assistant superintendent for public schools at Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota from 2008 to 2011.[8]

School board

The Green Bay Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms. The board determines compensation for members during the annual organizational meeting in January.[9]

Green Bay Board of Education
Member Term Ends
Brenda Warren 2016
Katie Maloney 2014
Chris Wagner 2016
Celestine Jeffreys 2016
Michael Blecha 2014
Andrew Becker 2015
Mary Frantz 2015

School board elections

See also: Green Bay Area Public School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on April 1, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in April 2015 and three seats will be on the ballot in April 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2002:[10]

All meetings of the School Board shall be open to the public and all actions and deliberations leading to Board action shall be conducted openly, except as otherwise specifically provided by law.

The public is invited to attend Board meetings and, following rules established by the Board, shall be allowed to contribute to Board proceedings. The Board President or other presiding officer is responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the time to be allowed for public comment, the appropriateness of the subject being presented, and the suitability of the time for such a presentation.

At open forums and at Board meetings during which the Board permits public participation, all members of the public, including District employees, shall be entitled to participate equally. The Board shall not and cannot engage in collective bargaining with its employees except through recognized and established channels.

Although the Board may discuss matters brought up during the public participation period of the meeting agenda, the Board shall not take action on any item of business not included in the public notice of the Board meeting.

Suspension of the rules established for public participation may be accomplished either by a majority vote of the Board or otherwise at the discretion of the presiding officer. Members of the District administrative staff and other persons on the approved agenda may address the Board without the need to suspend the rules.[11]

Budget

Green Bay Area Public School District's annual budget is published on its website.[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
2013-2014 $199,684,643 79% $9,309,501 3.7% $32,202,762 12.7% $10,404,488 4.1% $1,120,550 0.4% $252,721,944
Averages: $199,684,643 79% $9,309,501 4% $32,202,762 13% $10,404,488 4% $1,120,550 0% $252,721,944

Teacher salaries

The average salary for a teacher at Green Bay Area Public School District during the 2013-2014 school year was $52,253. The minimum salary was $33,504 and the maximum salary was $81,648 according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.[13]

Unions

Teachers at Green Bay Area Public School District are represented by the Green Bay Education Association (GBEA). The president of the GBEA during the 2013-2014 school year was Lori Cathey.[14]

Schools in Green Bay Area Public School District

Enrollment

The district served 21,043 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 2.4% increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 20,539 -
2010 20,561 0.1
2011 20,663 0.4
2012 20,780 0.5
2013 21,043 1.2

District schools

Green Bay Area Public School District operates 37 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Green Bay Area Public School District
Aldo Leopold Community School
Baird Elementary School
Beaumont Elementary School
Chappell Elementary School
Danz Elementary School
Doty Elementary School
East High School
Edison Middle School
Eisenhower Elementary School
Elmore Elementary School
Fort Howard Elementary School
Franklin Middle School
Howe Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
John Dewey Academy for Learning
Keller Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary School
King Elementary School
Langlade Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Lombardi Middle School
MacArthur Elementary School
Martin Elementary School
McAuliffe Elementary School
Nicolet Elementary School
Preble High School
Red Smith School
School for Academically Gifted Learners
Southwest High School
Sullivan Elementary School
Tank Elementary School
Washington Middle School
Webster Elementary School
West High School
Wequiock Elementary School
Wilder Elementary School

Academic performance

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction administers annual Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) tests to students throughout the state. These tests assess proficiency in math and reading among students in grades three through eight as well as tenth grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and ten. The Department of Public Instruction publishes results from WSAS tests as part of each district's Annual District Report Card.[16]

The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:[16]

  • Student Achievement: This category compares reading and math performance by district students to state and national standards.
  • Student Growth: This category compares year-to-year performance on reading and math sections in WSAS tests.
  • Closing Gaps: This category compares test performance by low-performing groups in the district to similar cohorts across the state.
  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness: This category uses benchmarks including ACT scores, graduation rate, attendance rate and math achievement to assess post-graduate preparedness.

Green Bay Area Public School District achieved an overall score of 63.8 during the 2012-2013 school year. The district's overall score led to a Meets Expectations designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following table compares district performance with state performance according to the 2012-2013 Annual District Report Card:[16]

Annual District Report Card Grades, 2012-2013
Category District score State score
Student Achievement 59.5 66.1
Student Growth 52.6 60.6
Closing Gaps 62.7 66.8
On-track and Postsecondary Readiness 80.3 84.9

Contact information

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Green Bay Area Public School District
200 South Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54303
Phone: (920) 448-2000

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Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin school district websites

Last rated on April 6, 2012.

The good

  • Budgets from previous three fiscal years are available.[17]
  • Board members and their contacts are posted.[18]
  • Administrative contacts are listed.[19]
  • Meeting times, minutes and agendas are posted.[20]
  • Academic performance section includes school report card from state.[21]

The bad

  • No information about taxes proposed or passed to generate revenue for schools.
  • District funded lobbying is not discussed.
  • Contracts and audits are not posted.
  • No information on the Wisconsin Open Records Law.
  • Background check policies and procedures are not mentioned.

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Wisconsin Information System for Education," accessed February 4, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "High school completion rates," accessed February 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Green Bay, Wisconsin," accessed February 5, 2014
  4. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
  5. Brown County Clerk, "Election Results," accessed February 5, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. WFRV, "WI Works: 7/19/2011," July 19, 2011
  8. Norman Draper Star Tribune, "Changes near the top at Anoka-Hennepin," June 29, 2011
  9. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Board Member Compensation and Expenses," April 23, 2007
  10. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Public Participation at Board Meetings," April 22, 2002
  11. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  12. Green Bay Area Public School District, "2013-2014 Budget," accessed December 11, 2013
  13. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "School Staff: Salary, Position & Demographic Reports," accessed February 5, 2014
  14. Green Bay Education Association. "Executive Board Members," accessed February 5, 2014
  15. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Contact Us" accessed February 5, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed February 5, 2014
  17. Green Bay Area Public School District, "District Budget," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Board Members," accessed February 5, 2014
  19. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Staff Directory," accessed February 5, 2014
  20. Green Bay Area Public School District, "Meetings," accessed February 5, 2014
  21. Green Bay Area Public School District, "State Report Card," accessed February 5, 2014