New Britain Public Schools, Connecticut
|New Britain Public Schools|
|New Britain, Connecticut|
|Number of schools:||16|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Sharon Beloin-Saavedra|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in New Britain Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtHartford County in central Connecticut. The population of New Britain was 73,206 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
New Britain lagged behind the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement in 2010. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in New Britain was $39,838 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 20.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (17.5%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of New Britain Public Schools is Kelt Cooper. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2012. Cooper previously served as the Superintendent of San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District in Texas.
The New Britain Public Schools Board of Education consists of nine members elected at-large to four-year terms. Members of the Board of Education do not receive compensation for their service.
|New Britain Public Schools Board of Education|
|Member||Party||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|James Sanders, Sr.||Republican||1983||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Five seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and four seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The New Britain Public Schools Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
The public is invited to attend Board Meetings and will be given limited time to voice opinions or problems at the beginning of the regular meeting. The time to be allotted for public presentation to the Board will be at the discretion of the Board Chair.
SCHOOL BOARD HEARINGS
SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC FORUMS
INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
The table below displays the budget for New Britain Public Schools.
|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|
Teacher salaries at New Britain Public Schools 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 degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the New Britain Federation of Teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in New Britain Public Schools
The district served 10,044 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 5.3% decrease in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
New Britain Public Schools operates 16 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|New Britain Public Schools|
|Chamberlain Primary School|
|DiLoreto Magnet Elementary School|
|Gaffney Elementary School|
|Holmes Elementary School|
|Jefferson Elementary School|
|Lincoln Elementary School|
|New Britain High School|
|Northend Elementary School|
|Pulaski Middle School|
|Roosevelt Middle School|
|Louis P. Slade Middle School|
|Smith Elementary School|
|Vance Village Elementary School|
The Connecticut State Department of Education published a Strategic District Profile about New Britain Public Schools after the 2011-2012 school year. This profile includes the results of standardized tests used to meet requirements set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) assesses reading, writing and mathematics proficiency levels among students in grades three through eight. The Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) measures proficiency levels in reading, writing, mathematics and science among tenth graders. The following tables compare CMT and CAPT results from New Britain Public Schools to state proficiency levels:
|CMT Results, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Subject Area||District Students Meeting Goal (%)||State Students Meeting Goal (%)|
|CAPT Results, 2011-2012|
|Subject Area||District Students Meeting Goal (%)||State Students Meeting Goal (%)|
|Reading Across the Disciplines||18.0||47.5|
|Writing Across the Disciplines||28.4||63.0|
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated on October 29, 2012.
- 2012-2013 budget is posted.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
- Elected Officials
- Board of education members are listed with email addresses.
- Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.
- Academic test results are provided.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is posted.
- Previous budgets are not available.
- Elected Officials
- Phone numbers are not provided.
- Audits are not posted.
- Contacts are not available.
- Public Records
- No information regarding public records requests.
- Tax information is not available.
- District page
- City of New Britain
- Connecticut State Department of Education
- Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
- New Britain Federation of Teachers
- Connecticut State Department of Education, "Connecticut Education Data and Research," accessed January 9, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: New Britain," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 8, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- New Britain City Journal, "Kelt Cooper New Superintendent," February 29, 2012
- Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, "Be A School Board Member," accessed January 9, 2014
- New Britain Public Schools, "Board of Education Policies," accessed January 9, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- New Britain Public Schools, "2013-2014 Adopted Budget," accessed December 11, 2013
- New Britain Federation of Teachers, "Salary Schedule 2012-2015," August 16, 2011
- New Britain Public Schools, "New Students," accessed January 9, 2014
- Connecticut State Department of Education, "Strategic School Profile Reports," accessed January 9, 2014
- New Britain School District, "2012-2013 Budget," accessed October 29, 2012
- New Britain School District, "Committee Assignments," accessed October 29, 2012
- New Britain School District, "Meeting Agendas & Minutes," accessed October 29, 2012
- New Britain School District, "Spring 2012 CMPT and CAPT Results," accessed October 29, 2012
- New Britain School District, "Security Check/Fingerprinting," accessed October 29, 2012