Nome Public Schools, Alaska
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- Meeting information including agendas and minutes are posted along with the scheduled meeting times but meeting minutes from previous school years are not provided.
- The email addresses and names of the School Board members are provided.
- The email addresses and names of the Administrative officials are also provided.
- The district's background check policy is mentioned.
- The district's public records policy is mentioned in the School Board's policy manual, but no method to request these records is provided online.
- The audits from 2007 are provided.
- An academic report from the 2006-07 school year is posted, but no further academic performance records are available online.
- No tax information is available.
- No budgets are posted.
- No contracts are posted, although the negotiated agreements with the teachers union and the classified employees union are found on the district's website.
The members of the school board and their emails are found on the website.
In the 2008-09 academic year, the district did not meet Annual Yearly Progress criteria established by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. The district was placed on AYP Level 4, which requires corrective action be taken.
In the district, 64% of students are proficient in language arts and 57% are proficient in mathematics.
The district is a member of the Association of Alaska School Boards. The AASB states on its website that it promotes pro-education legislation and to protect the principle of local control of public education, with its efforts led by its Executive Director. The AASB also issues a Legislative Handbook to members of its Legislative Network and publishes a Legislative Bulletin. The AASB is also an affiliate of the National School Boards Association and its Federal Relations Network, which addresses the legislative process at a national level.
In addition, the district offers a program called Extensions to provide opportunities and curricular assistance to families opting to homeschool their children in grades 7 through 12.
The district has partnered with the Bering Strait School District, Alaska to operate the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center, a regional vocational training center for high school students located in Nome.
The Nome Education Association represents teachers and certificated employees of the district, with the exception of principals, superintendents and directors. The negotiated agreement between the district and the Nome Education Association posted on the district's website was in effect from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. The salary schedule for 2006-07 ranged from $40,000 to $74,690, the 2007-08 salary schedule ranged from $40,600 to $75,804, and the salary schedule for 2008-09 ranged from $41,006 to $76,560.
The Nome City School District Classified Employees Association represents classified employees of the district with the exception of management, supervisory, confidential and temporary employees. It entered into a negotiated agreement with the school board in effect from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.
As of January 8, 2010, neither union appeared to have a website.
- Nome School District website
- Association of Alaska School Boards
- Greatschools.net Ratings of schools in the Nome Public Schools
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2009 District AYP Worksheet
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 School Board
- ↑ Directory
- ↑ Personnel background check
- ↑ Public records policy page 42
- ↑ Audits
- ↑ 2006-07 Report card
- ↑ Administration
- ↑ School Board
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 NEA Negotiated Agreement
- ↑ CEA Agreement
- ↑ Consequences of Not Meeting AYP
- ↑ AASB Membership Directory
- ↑ AASB Legislative Efforts
- ↑ AASB Legislative Efforts
- ↑ AASB Legislative Bulletin Archive
- ↑ AASB Legislative Services
- ↑ NASB Federal Relations Network
- ↑ State Charter School Directory
- ↑ Anvil Intro
- ↑ Anvil Application
- ↑ Extensions
- ↑ NACTEC
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Classified Association Agreement