Monongalia County Schools, West Virginia
|Monongalia County Schools|
|Monongalia County, West Virginia|
|Number of schools:||18|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Barbara L. Parsons|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Monongalia County Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtMonongalia County, West Virginia. Monongalia County is home to 102,274 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Monongalia County outperformed the rest of West Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 37.3 percent of Monongalia County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 17.9 percent for West Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Monongalia County was $41,326 compared to $40,400 for the state of West Virginia. The poverty rate in Monongalia County was 22.6 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.
Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
The superintendent of Monongalia County Schools is Frank Devono.
The Monongalia County school board is composed of five members serving four-year terms.
|Monongalia County School Board|
|Barbara L. Parsons||At-large||2018|
|Clarence Harvey, Jr.||At-large||2018|
School board elections
Members of the Monongalia County school board are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held biannually in May. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and two seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Monongalia County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“|| PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS
School Laws of West Virginia has adopted public participation procedures for Board of Education meetings.
The Board adopts as policy the following procedures and rules pertaining to public participation at Board meetings:
1. Any citizen, including employees of the school system and students, may appear and address the Board.
—Monongalia County Schools website, (2014)
|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|
Monongalia County teacher salaries are based on years of service and educational achievement. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by the Monongalia County Board of Education and the state of West Virginia:
|Degree level||Minimum Salary ($)||Maximum Salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||35,528||53,337|
|MA + 15||35,344||56,153|
|MA + 30||36,201||57,010|
|MA + 45||36,962||57,771|
Schools in Monongalia County Schools
The district served 11,192 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 6.9 percent increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Monongalia County Schools operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Monongalia County Schools|
|Cheat Lake Elementary|
|Clay Battelle High|
|Clay Battelle Middle|
|Mason Dixon Elementary|
|Mylan Park Elementary|
West Virginia measures academic performance through WESTEST 2. The assessment measures student performance in reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies and science based on the West Virginia 21st Century Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs). The development of the CSOs was led by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Instruction with participation from the Office of Assessment and Accountability, Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning and educators from around the state. Students enrolled in grades three through 11 participate in the assessments. WESTTEST 2 is also used as an accountability assessment to determine school, county and state status for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations by the state and federal government. The table below lists the results for Monongalia County Schools.
|WESTTEST 2 Results 2012-2013, Monongalia County Schools|
|Topic||Total number tested||Total number proficient||Percent (%)|
In March 2014, the Monongalia County school board asked the state school building authority (SBA) for nearly $11 million of the $16 million needed to build a new elementary school in the district. The board is looking at replacing 96-year-old Suncrest Primary Elementary, which is in need of upgrades and overpopulated. The land for the new school has already been secured and the district administration supports the decision. Schools across the state have asked for more than $100 million in funding for similar projects from the SBA. The SBA has said it only has $45 million to allocate statewide. Monongalia County Schools was allocated $8.6 million for the new school project in April 2014.
13 South High Street
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 291-9210
- West Virginia
- West Virginia school districts
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- Monongalia County Schools elections (2014)
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- Monongalia County Schools
- County, West Virginia (dead link)
- West Virginia Department of Education
- West Virginia State Board of Education
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Graduation Rate - Accountability Year 2013-14," accessed June 25, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Monongalia County, West Virginia," accessed April 9, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "West Virginia Voter Registration," accessed April 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Monongalia County Schools, "Directory," accessed June 15, 2014
- Monongalia County Schools, "Board of Education Members," accessed June 15, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Monongalia County Schools, "Policies," accessed June 15, 2014
- Monongalia County Schools, "Monongalia County Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 12, 2013
- Monongalia County Schools, "FY 2015 Budget Presentation," accessed December 10, 2014
- West Virginia Education Association, "Salary Schedules," accessed June 15, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed June 15, 2014
- Monongalia County Schools, "Schools," accessed June 15, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "WESTEST 2 Parent Brochure," accessed June 12, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Assessment and Accountability," accessed June 12, 2014
- West Virginia Department of Education, "WESTEST2/APTA Assessment Data - School Year 2012-13," accessed June 15, 2014
- Andrew Clay, 12 WBOY, "Mon. County School Request $11 Million for New School," March 19, 2014
- WKOW TV "WV School Building Authority hands out money to schools," April 28, 2014