Lamar County School District, Alabama
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- Financial information is posted, including monthly check registers and financial summaries with expenditure and revenue information.
- Board members are listed, but without contact information.
- Administrative officials are listed with phone numbers; email addresses are not provided.
- Procedural information is posted for potential vendors.
- Meeting times, agendas and minutes are not available.
- Lobbying is not mentioned.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- Audits are not provided.
- There is no information about requesting public records under the Alabama Public Records Law.
- Academic performance measures are not provided. The information can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Background check policies and procedures are not described.
Below are the school district board members:
|School board member|
|Terry Goodin, President|
|Lee Mosley, Vice President|
The current district superintendent is Jeff Newman.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Lamar County School District 2010 expenditures budget, as reported July 2010, totaled $16,738,080.03, including $10,976,695.78 in state revenue, $2,537,380.57 in federal revenue, $3,522,332.72 in local revenue and $154,202.87 in other revenue.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Lamar County Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
Schools that do not meet State goals for student achievement are required to provide parents with the option of sending their child to another public school that is not also recognized as In Improvement, per the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
One school in the Lamar County district was required to offer school choice for the 2008-2009 school year. 809 students were eligible for transfer and no students transferred.
- Lamar County School District official website
- Encyclopedia of Alabama - Lamar County
- SchoolTree.org - Lamar County School District
- Education.com - Lamar County School District
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Financial
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Homepage
- ↑ Directory
- ↑ Vendors
- ↑ ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- ↑ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, School Choice Guidance, September 2, 2010
- ↑ School Choice