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Moreno Valley Unified School District, California

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Moreno Valley Unified School District
Riverside County, California
Moreno Valley Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Judy D. White
Enrollment:34,468 students
Graduation rate:81.5%[1]
Number of schools:40
Budget: $310 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Tracey B. Vackar
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years

Moreno Valley Unified School District is a school district in California that served 34,468 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 21st-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Moreno Valley Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California.

Moreno Valley Unified School District is located in Riverside County, California. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County was home to 2,292,507 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Riverside County underperformed compared to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5 percent of Riverside County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Riverside County was $57,096 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Riverside County was 15.6 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Riverside County (%) California (%)
White 80.7 73.5
Black or African American 7.0 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.9 1.7
Asian 6.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.5
Two or more race 3.3 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 46.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Riverside County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 329,063 318,127
2008 325,017 310,041
2004 228,806 322,473
2000 202,614 232,029

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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Superintendent

Judy D. White is a superintendent in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. Prior to taking on the position, she served as deputy superintendent for the San Bernardino City Unified School District. With over 35 years of experience in education, White has also worked as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, a special education director, an assistant superintendent of educational services and an adjunct professor. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Occidental College, her master's degree in education from California State University at San Bernardino and her doctoral degree in education leadership from Azusa Pacific University.[6]

School board

The Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Moreno Valley Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Assumed office Term Ends
Tracey B. Vackar At-large 1990 2016
Denise Fleming At-large 2012 2016
Cleveland Johnson At-large 2010 2018
Jesus M. Holguin At-large 2002 2018
Gary Baugh At-large 2013 2018

School board elections

See also: Moreno Valley Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Moreno Valley Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Three seats, two four-year terms and one two-year term, were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[7][8]

Public participation in board meetings

The Moreno Valley Unified Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings and to address the Board of Education concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board of Education's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board of Education meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

In order to conduct District business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board of Education requires that public presentations to the Board of Education comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board of Education shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board of Education on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board of Education, either before or during the Board of Education's consideration of the item. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda at a regular meeting, members of the public may bring before the Board of Education matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board of Education shall take no action or discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except as authorized by law. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)

3. Without taking action, Board of Education members or District staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board of Education or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities. (Government Code 54954.2)

Furthermore, the Board of Education or a Board of Education member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board of Education at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. (Government Code 54954.2)

4. The Board of Education need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board of Education members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board of Education determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, the Board of Education shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board of Education shall first be recognized by the President and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits.

Agenda Items

Individual speakers shall be allowed to speak for three minutes on any agenda item. The Board of Education shall limit the total time for public input on each agenda item to 21 minutes.

Non-Agenda Items

Individual speakers shall be allowed to speak for a total of three minutes on non-agenda items regardless of the number of issues to be addressed by the individual The Board of Education shall limit the total time for public input on non-agenda items to 21 minutes.

With Board of Education consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The President may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.

6. The Board of Education President may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the Board of Education President may indicate the time and place when it should be presented.

The Board of Education shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts, or omissions. (Government Code 54954.3) In addition, the Board of Education may not prohibit public criticism of District employees.

Whenever a member of the public initiates specific complaints or charges against an employee, the Board of Education President shall inform the complainant that in order to protect the employee's right to adequate notice before a hearing of such complaints and charges, and also to preserve the ability of the Board of Education to legally consider the complaints or charges in any subsequent evaluation of the employee, it is the policy of the Board of Education to hear such complaints or charges in Closed Session unless otherwise requested by the employee pursuant to Government Code 54957. The Board of Education President shall also encourage the complainant to file a complaint using the appropriate District complaint procedure.

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

7. The Board of Education President shall not permit any disturbance or willful interruption of Board of Education meetings. Persistent disruption by an individual or group shall be grounds for the Board of Education president to terminate the privilege of addressing the Board of Education.

The Board of Education may remove disruptive individuals and order the room cleared if necessary. In this case, members of the media not participating in the disturbance shall be allowed to remain, and individuals not participating in such disturbances may be allowed to remain at the discretion of the Board of Education. When the room is ordered cleared due to a disturbance, further Board of Education proceedings shall concern only matters appearing on the agenda. (Government Code 54957.9)

When such disruptive conduct occurs, the Superintendent or designee shall contact local law enforcement.[9]

—Moreno Valley Unified School District website, (2014), [10]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Moreno Valley Unified School District:[11][12]

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 $227,375,162.35 85.3% $14,300,905.85 5.4% $23,009,321.12 8.6% $1,888,175.00 0.7% $0 0% $266,573,564.32
2014-2015 $260,259,656.04 84% $15,800,643.32 5.1% $32,728,155.96 10.6% $1,222,806 0.4% $0 0% $310,011,261.32
Averages: $243,817,409.2 85% $15,050,774.59 5% $27,868,738.54 10% $1,555,490.5 1% $0 0% $288,292,412.82

Teacher salaries

Moreno Valley Unified School District employed 1,537 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[13] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Moreno Valley Unified School District for the 2013-2014 school year.[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 47,943 54,713
B.A. + 15 49,554 60,406
B.A. + 30 51,214 78,660
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 52,935 84,028
B.A. + 60 including M.A. or M.A. + 15 54,713 89,763
B.A. + 75 including M.A. or M.A. + 30 56,547 95,891

Schools in Moreno Valley Unified School District

Enrollment

Moreno Valley Unified School District served 34,468 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 6.8 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 36,809 -
2010-2011 36,615 -0.5
2011-2012 35,690 -2.6
2012-2013 34,924 -2.2
2013-2014 34,468 -1.3

District schools

Moreno Valley Unified School District operates 40 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Moreno Valley Unified School District
School Name
Adult Education
Alessandro
Armada
Badger Springs
Bayside Community
Bear Valley
Box Springs
Butterfield
Canyon Springs
Chaparral Hills
Cloverdale
Creekside
Edgemont
Hendrick Ranch
Hidden Springs
Honey Hollow
La Jolla
Landmark
March Mountain
March Valley
Midland
Moreno
Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley Online Academy
Mountain View
North Ridge
Palm
Rainbow Springs
Ramona
Ridge Crest
Seneca
Serrano
Sugar Hill
Sunnymead Elementary
Sunnymead Middle
Sunnymeadows
TownGate
Valley View
Vista del Lago
Vista Heights

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 45 55
Mathematics 39 50
Science 43 59
History and Social Science 37 49

Contact information

Moreno Valley Unified School District seal.png

Moreno Valley Unified School District
25634 Alessandro Blvd.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: 951-571-7500
Fax: 951-571-7550

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed December 5, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed December 5, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Riverside County, California," accessed July 3, 2014
  4. County of Riverside Registrar of Voters, "Past Elections," accessed July 3, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "Superintendent's Office," accessed December 5, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Moreno Valley Unified School District, "School Board," accessed December 5, 2014
  8. Riverside County Registrar of Voters, "Contest/Candidate Proof List Consolidated General Election," accessed September 9, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "BB 9323 Board Bylaws: Meeting Procedures," accessed December 5, 2014
  11. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "MVUSD Budget," accessed December 3, 2013
  12. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "2014-15 Budget," accessed December 9, 2014
  13. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Teacher Salaries," accessed December 5, 2014
  14. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedule, 2013-2014," accessed December 5, 2014
  15. Moreno Valley Unified School District, "Schools," accessed December 5, 2014