Kennewick School District, Washington

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Kennewick School District
Kennewick, Washington
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dave Bond
Enrollment:16,774
Graduation rate:73.6%
Number of schools:25
Budget: $152.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Dawn Adams
Board members:5
Term length:4
Kennewick School District is a school district in Washington that served 16,774 K-12 students during the 2012-13 school year. The district is the 17th largest by enrollment in the state of Washington.[1]

About the district

Kennewick School District is located in Benton County, Washington
The City of Kennewick is located along the Columbia River in south-central Washington. The population of Kennewick was 73,917 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Kennewick lags behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.7%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Kennewick's median income at $49,299 while the state median income was $58,890. Kennewick had a poverty rate of 15.9% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Kennewick(%) Washington (%)
White 78.5 77.3
Black or African American 1.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 2.4 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 4.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 24.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 35.4 62.8
2008 36.1 62.2
2004 - -
2000 - -


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.[4]

Superintendent

The current Superintendent of Kennewick School District is Dave Bond. Bond has served in the position since his appointment in 2008. He was an Assistant Superintendent for the district from 2006 to 2008 and a principal at Kamiakan High School from 2001 to 2006.[5]

School board

The Kennewick School Board consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[6]

Kennewick School Board
Member Seat Assumed Office Term Ends
Heather Kintzley 1 2009 2017
Dawn Adams 2 2001 2017
Ben Messinger 3 2011 2015
Ron Mabry 4 2011 2015
Brian Brooks 5 2011 2015

School board elections

See also: Kennewick School District elections (2013)

Members of the School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were on the ballot in November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.

Budget

Kennewick School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[7]

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 $134,860,034 65.7% $2,811,721 1.4% $57,551,646 28% $10,005,000 4.9% $0 0% $205,228,401
Averages: $134,860,034 66% $2,811,721 1% $57,551,646 28% $10,005,000 5% $0 0% $205,228,401

Teacher salaries

Kennewick School District employed 933 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The current schedule also creates higher starting and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 33,401 38,050
B.A. 15 34,303 40,353
B.A. 30 35,238 42,806
B.A. 45 36,175 47,332
B.A. 90 39,180 56,597
B.A. 135 41,116 59,385
MA 40,045 56,634
MA 45 43,051 60,279
MA 90/Ph.D. 44,989 62,955

Unions

Teachers in the district are represented by the Kennewick Education Association (KEA). The current president of KEA is Teri Staudinger.[9]

Schools in district

Enrollment

The district served 16,774 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 7.9% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 15,540 -
2009 15,827 1.8
2010 16,167 2.1
2011 16,317 0.9
2012 16,774 2.8

District schools

Kennewick School District operates 25 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Kennewick School District
Amistad Elementary
Canyon View Elementary
Cascade Elementary
Cottonwood Elementary
Delta High School
Desert Hills Middle School
Eastgate Elementary
Edison Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary
Highlands Middle School
Horse Heaven Hills Middle School
Kamiakan High School
Kennewick High School
Legacy High School
Lincoln Elementary
Mid-Columbia Parent Partnership
Park Middle School
Phoenix High School
Ridge View Elementary
Southgate Elementary
Southridge High School
Sunset View Elementary
Vista Elementary
Washington Elementary
Westgate Elementary

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Kennewick School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary school level and failed to meet reading and math AYP goals at the middle school level.[11]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 70.3 58.8
4 73.7 54.2
5 67.1 52.0
6 66.5 45.4
7 68.7 51.7
8 67.7 47.4
10 80.9 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No No
High School Yes Yes

Contact information

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Kennewick School Board
1000 W. Fourth Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 222-5000

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Transparency grading process
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Last rated on Feb. 23, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[12]
    • Budgets are archived for more than three years.[13]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.[14]
  • Elected Officials
    • School Board members are listed with individual email addresses.[6]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting calendar is posted.[15]
    • Agendas are posted and archived for multiple years.[15]
    • Minutes are posted and archived for multiple years.[16]
  • Audits
    • Most current fiscal year audit is posted.[12]
    • Audits for the two previous fiscal years are posted.
  • Contracts
    • Collective bargaining agreements are posted.[17]
    • Bids and bid results are provided.[18]
  • Public Records
    • Public records policy is posted.[19]
    • Public records request form is provided.[20]
  • Taxes
    • Tax levy information is posted.[12]
    • Levy presentation to the board is posted.
    • Levy history is posted.
  • Academics
    • Academic performance information is available in annual reports.[21]
  • Background Checks
    • Background Check policy is posted.

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Telephone numbers and addresses of elected officials are not listed.

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed August 8, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Kennewick," accessed August 8, 2013
  3. Benton County Elections, "Archived Election Results," accessed August 8, 2013
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Washington STEM Education Foundation, "Executive Committee," accessed August 8, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kennewick School District, "Board Policies," accessed August 8, 2013
  7. Kennewick School District, "Budget Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed December 3, 2013
  8. Kennewick Education Association, "Salary Allocation Schedule," accessed August 8, 2013
  9. Kennewick Education Association, "About Us," accessed August 8, 2013
  10. Kennewick School District, "Schools," accessed August 8, 2013
  11. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed August 6, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Kennewick School District, "Business Office," accessed August 8, 2013
  13. Kennewick School District, "Financial Information," accessed August 8, 2013
  14. Kennewick School District, "Contact Us," accessed August 8, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Kennewick School District, "Document Libraries," accessed August 8, 2013
  16. Kennewick School District, "Meeting Minutes," accessed August 8, 2013
  17. Kennewick School District, "Human Resources," accessed August 8, 2013
  18. Kennewick School District, "Purchasing and Warehouse," accessed August 8, 2013
  19. Kennewick School District, "Public Records Policy," June 10, 1992
  20. Kennewick School District, "Patron Request for Disclosure," accessed August 8, 2013
  21. Kennewick School District, "Annual Report," accessed August 8, 2013