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Keller Independent School District, Texas
|Keller Independent School District|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Randy Reid|
|Number of schools:||40|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Jim Stitt|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Keller ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtTarrant County, Texas. The county seat of Tarrant County is Fort Worth. The county's population was 1,809,034 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Tarrant County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 29.1 percent of Tarrant County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3 percent rate for the state of Texas. Tarrant County had a median income of $56,859 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Tarrant County was 14.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 17.4 percent rate for the rest of the 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 Keller Independent School District is Dr. Randy Reid, who was appointed to the position in July 2012. Reid has his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a Master's Degree and Doctorate in Education Administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Prior to his current role, Reid served as superintendent of Celina Independent School District.
The Keller ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms.
|Keller ISD Board of Trustees|
|Member||Role||Place #||Term Ends|
|Jim Stitt||President||Place 1||2016|
|Craig Allen||Vice President||Place 4||2017|
|Cindy Lotton||Secretary||Place 3||2016|
|Karina Davis||Trustee||Place 2||2016|
|Jo Lynn Haussmann||Trustee||Place 5||2017|
|Ruthie Keyes||Trustee||Place 7||2015|
|Brad Schofield||Trustee||Place 6||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Keller ISD Board of Trustees are elected by district to three-year terms. In the May 10, 2014 election, Craig Allen was re-elected to his Position 4 seat, while newcomer Jo Lynn Haussmann filled the vacant Place 5. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2011:
As long as the requirements of the Open Meetings Act are satisfied and the right of citizens to apply to the Board for redress of their grievances is not abridged, the Board need not provide a public forum for every citizen wishing to express an opinion on a matter. Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The Board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. 
—Keller Independent School District's website, (2011), 
The table below displays the budget for Keller Independent School District:
|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|
Teachers in Keller Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Keller ISD
Keller Independent School District serves 32,746 students. Keller Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Keller Independent School District operates 40 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Keller Independent School District Schools|
|Basswood Elementary School|
|Bear Creek Intermediate School|
|Bette Perot Elementary School|
|Bluebonnet Elementary School|
|Caprock Elementary School|
|Central High School|
|Chisholm Trail Elementary School|
|Eagle Ridge Elementary School|
|Early Learning Center|
|Florence Elementary School|
|Fossil Hill Middle School|
|Fossil Ridge High School|
|Freedom Elementary School|
|Friendship Elementary School|
|Heritage Elementary School|
|Hidden Lakes Elementary School|
|Hillwood Middle School|
|Independence Elementary School|
|Indian Springs Middle School|
|Keller-Harvel Elementary School|
|Keller High School|
|Keller Learning Center|
|Keller Middle School|
|Liberty Elementary School|
|Lone Star Elementary School|
|North Riverside Elementary School|
|Park Glen Elementary School|
|Parkview Elementary School|
|Parkwood Hill Intermediate School|
|Ridgeview Elementary School|
|Shady Grove Elementary School|
|South Keller Intermediate School|
|Timber Creek High School|
|Timberview Intermediate School|
|Trinity Meadows Intermediate School|
|Trinity Springs Middle School|
|Whitley Road Elementary School|
|Willis Lane Elementary School|
|Woodland Springs Elementary School|
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.
Keller Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100 percent 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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,228||1,500||82||50|
In late 2013 and as a result of bullying being a huge issue nationwide, Keller Independent School District launched “Reaching Out With Character And Kindness” or “ROCK,” an aggressive anti-bullying campaign. The campaign included a reality TV-style video to advocate for victims of bullies. Also as part of the campaign, 33,000 students joined hands at schools across the district. The district believes this is a proactive step to discouraging bullying, discrimination, intimidation, violence and other behaviors that are detrimental to the establishment of a safe learning environment.
- School board elections portal
- Keller Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Keller Independent School District, "Financial Transparency," accessed December 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Tarrant County," accessed March 3, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Tarrant County," accessed February 2, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Keller Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed March 4, 2014
- Keller Independent School District, "Board of Trustees," accessed March 4, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Keller Independent School District, "Public Participation," May 17, 2011
- Keller Independent School District, "Teacher Salary Schedule 2013-2014," accessed March 4, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Keller Independent School District, "Our Schools," accessed March 4, 2014
- Keller Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014
- Annie Potasznik & Arezow Doost, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth, "Keller ISD Launches Aggressive Anti-Bullying Campaign," October 7, 2013