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West Ada School District, Idaho
|West Ada School District|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Linda Clark|
|Number of schools:||55|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Mike Vuittonet|
About the districtIdaho in Ada County. The county seat of Ada County is Boise. Ada County is home to 416,464 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Ada County outperformed the rest of Idaho in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.0 percent of Ada County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.1 percent for Idaho as a whole. The median household income in Ada County was $55,210 compared to $46,767 for the state of Idaho. The poverty rate in Ada County was 13.1 percent compared to 15.5 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 West Ada School District is Linda Clark. Serving in this role since July 2004, Clark has spent over 40 years as an educator in Idaho. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and teaching from Boise State University in 1970, a master's of education from the University of Idaho in 1971 and a doctorate in education organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco in 1987.
West Ada schools are overseen by a five-member board elected by specific geographic zones to four-year terms. School board members are not paid for their services.
|West Ada Board of Trustees|
|Member||Zone||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Tina Dean||1||2013||July 1, 2016|
|Mike Vuittonet||2||July 1, 2015|
|Carol Sayles||3||2013||July 1, 2016|
|Anne Ritter||4||July 1, 2015|
|Janet Calinsky||5||July 1, 2015|
School board elections
Members of the West Ada Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. Three seats are up for election in 2015 and two seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The West Ada Board of Trustees maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Meetings of the Board of Trustees follow a standard, published agenda. The Chairman of the Board presides at all meetings. Patrons who wish to comment on agenda items may do so by signing the Public Comment Sheet located at the entrance to the meeting room.
Each board meeting follows the same format: approval of the minutes, review and approval of the consent agenda, discussion and action on special reports, old business, new business, and the Superintendent's report.
When appearing before the Board, please state your name, address, and the time on the agenda you wish to discuss. Public comment on items before the Board is encouraged. The Board's function is decision-making and the sentiments of the patrons assist in making those decisions.
—West Ada School District website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Joint School District No. 2:
|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|
- Idaho school districts
- List of school districts in Idaho
- Idaho school board elections, 2015
- School board elections portal
- West Ada School District
- Idaho Education Association
- City of Meridian, Idaho
- Ada County, Idaho
- Idaho Department of Education
- Idaho School Boards Association
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Meridian Joint School District," accessed December 26, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Ada County, Idaho," accessed July 9, 2014
- Ada County, "Election Results," accessed July 14, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- LinkedIn, "Linda Clark," accessed December 27, 2014
- Twitter, "Dr. Linda L. Clark," accessed December 27, 2014
- West Ada School District, "Board of Trustees," accessed December 27, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Joint School District, "Annual Budget," accessed December 11, 2014