Hopewell Public Schools, Virginia
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- Hopewell City Public Schools 2010-2011 proposed budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, is available.
- School board meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.
- Administrative contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card.
- The Hopewell City website includes information regarding Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act and accessing public records.
- The Finances section of the Hopewell City Public Schools Regulations and Guidelines Manual includes audit requirements and the Professional Staff includes information regarding staff evaluations.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Complete elected officials contact information is not available.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Current School Board Members
|Avon L. Miles, Chairman||June 30, 2010|
|Ann Y. Williams, Vice Chair||June 30, 2010|
|Ronald L. Caricofe||June 30, 2011|
|Juanita C. Chambers||June 30, 2011|
|Dr. William C. Henry||June 30, 2012|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Winston Odom.
The Virginia Public School System is supervised by a Board of Education, comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Members serve staggered four-year terms.
The Board of Education is responsible for dividing the Commonwealth of Virginia into school divisions and reviewing existing divisions to ensure standards of quality are being met. The Board makes annual reports to the General Assembly regarding public education in the Commonwealth and is further charged with certifying to the school board of each division a list of persons for the office of division superintendent of schools, one of whom the school board ultimately selects to fill the position. The Board also approves all educational materials used in the public schools. Supervision of school divisions is conducted by individual school boards.
Current Board of Education Members
|Eleanor B. Saslaw, President||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President||2nd||January 29, 2011|
|Elizabeth D. Beamer||1st||January 29, 2014|
|Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.||1st||June 30, 2011|
|Isis M. Castro||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|David M. Foster||1st||January 29, 2014|
|David L. Johnson||2nd||June 30, 2011|
|K. Rob Krupicka||1st||January 29, 2013|
|Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin||1st||January 29, 2013|
The Hopewell City Public Schools 2010-2011 proposed operating budget totals $41,711,160, 77% of the which is dedicated to instruction costs. The proposed budget includes $23,441,805 in state revenue (56% of the operating fund), $4,670,146 in federal revenue (11%), and $12,488,773 in local revenue (30%).
The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.
School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Hopewell City Public Schools as having a student population of 4,171 and 6 schools in the division.
Hopewell City Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Carter G. Woodson Middle||6 - 8||859||No|
|Dupont Elementary||K - 5||658||Yes|
|Harry E. James Elementary||K - 5||654||Yes|
|Hopewell High||9 – 12, PG||1,148||No|
|Patrick Copeland Elementary||K - 5||674||Yes|
|Woodlawn Pre-School Learning Center||Pre-K||178||N/A|
- Hopewell City Public Schools Official Website
- City of Hopewell, Virginia Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Budget and Finance, June 28, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Calendar, June 28, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Minutes, Policy, and Regulations, June 28, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Directory, June 28, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Testing – Useful Links, June 28, 2010
- ‘City of Hopewell’, Public Information Policy, June 28, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, Regulations and Guidelines Manual, June 28, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- ‘Hopewell City Public Schools’, School Board, June 28, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Hopewell City Public Schools, June 28, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010