Oshkosh Area School District, Wisconsin

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Oshkosh Area School District
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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District Profile
Superintendent:Stan Mack II
Enrollment:10,015[1]
Graduation rate:92.9%[2]
Number of schools:22
Budget: $135.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Matthew Wiedenhoeft
Board members:7
Term length:3
Oshkosh Area School District is a school district in Wisconsin that served 10,015 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] The district improved graduation rates from 86.3% during the 2009-2010 school year to 92.9% during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Oshkosh Area School District is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Oshkosh Area School District is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Oshkosh is the county seat of Winnebago County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Oshkosh is home to 66,653 residents.[3] Oshkosh Area School District is the 11th-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,111 students during the 2010-11 school year.[4]

Demographics

Oshkosh underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.6% of Oshkosh residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Oshkosh was $42,938 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Oshkosh was 17.8% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Oshkosh (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 90.5 86.2
Black or African American 3.1 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 3.2 2.3
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 50.9 47.2
2008 54.9 43.2
2004 46.2 52.5
2000 44.6 50.3

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.[6]

Superintendent

The superintendent of Oshkosh Area School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Stan Mack II. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2012. Mack previously served as the executive director of the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.[7]

School board

The Oshkosh Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. The board determines compensation for members during the annual organization meeting.[8]

Oshkosh Board of Education
Member Term Ends
John Lemberger 2014
Matthew Wiedenhoeft 2015
Steve Eliasen 2016
Allison Garner 2014
Steve Dedow 2016
Kelli Saginak 2015
Barbara Herzog 2014

School board elections

See also: Oshkosh Area School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on April 1, 2014. Barbara Herzog is running to complete an unexpired one-year term through 2015. Three seats will be up for election in April 2015 and two seats will be on the ballot in April 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2002:[8]

Public participation at school board meetings shall be as follows:

1. Written comments, if any, must be presented to the Board before or after the meeting or during the public forums.

2. The Board President will recognize, during the public forums, all speakers asking for their names and addresses, which shall also be written on a sign-up sheet, and, when appropriate, the name of any group they represent.

3. Citizens should limit their remarks to five minutes unless otherwise directed by the Board President.

4. The Board may respond to each presenter and/or direct administration to take further action on concerns expressed when appropriate. While the Board recognizes its obligation to hear and respond to the public on noticed matters, it also reserves the right to meet to meet in executive session on appropriate subjects.

5. Information on public forum procedures shall be made available to the general public. When necessary, the Board President will remind citizens presenting public statements that the use of specific names of district personnel may lead to legal liability. In such instances, the President will offer citizens the opportunity to pursue the district's formal complaint process.[9]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Oshkosh Area School District.[10]

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
2012-2013 $96,531,777 71% $3,009,217 2.2% $11,050,205 8.1% $3,763,176 2.8% $21,548,974 15.9% $135,903,349
Averages: $96,531,777 71% $3,009,217 2% $11,050,205 8% $3,763,176 3% $21,548,974 16% $135,903,349

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Oshkosh Area School District are categorized based on higher education achievement 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 lists salaries for district teachers during the 2011-2012 school year:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 32,802 52,487
BA 10 34,115 54,576
BA 20 35,426 56,687
BA 30 36,739 58,779
MA 38,050 62,410
MA 10 39,362 64,555
MA 20 40,676 66,699
MA 30 41,822 69,968

Unions

Teachers in Oshkosh Area School District are represented by the Oshkosh Education Association (OEA). The president of the OEA during the 2013-2014 school year was John Reiland.[12]

Schools in Oshkosh Area School District

Enrollment

The district served 10,015 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 2.4% decrease in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 10,263 -
2010 10,160 -1.0
2011 10,127 -0.3
2012 10,069 -0.5
2013 10,015 -0.5

District schools

Oshkosh Area School District operates 22 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Oshkosh Area School District
Carl Traeger Elementary School
Carl Traeger Middle School
Emmeline Cook Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Green Meadow Elementary School
Jacob Shapiro Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Merrill Elementary School
Merrill Middle School
North High School
Oaklawn Elementary School
Oakwood Elementary School
Perry Tipler Middle School
Read Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
South Park Middle School
Washington Elementary School
Webster Stanley Elementary School
Webster Stanley Middle School
West High School

Academic performance

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction administers annual Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) tests to students throughout the state. These tests assess proficiency in math and reading among students in grades three through eight as well as tenth grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and ten. The Department of Public Instruction publishes results from WSAS tests as part of each district's Annual District Report Card.[14]

The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:[14]

  • Student Achievement: This category compares reading and math performance by district students to state and national standards.
  • Student Growth: This category compares year-to-year performance on reading and math sections in WSAS tests.
  • Closing Gaps: This category compares test performance by low-performing groups in the district to similar cohorts across the state.
  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness: This category uses benchmarks including ACT scores, graduation rate, attendance rate and math achievement to assess post-graduate preparedness.

Oshkosh Area School District achieved an overall score of 71.3 during the 2012-2013 school year. The district's overall score led to a Meets Expectations designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following table compares district performance with state performance according to the 2012-2013 Annual District Report Card:[14]

Annual District Report Card Grades, 2012-2013
Category District score State score
Student Achievement 70.4 66.1
Student Growth 62.8 60.6
Closing Gaps 64.2 66.8
On-track and Postsecondary Readiness 87.9 84.9

Contact information

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Oshkosh Area School District
215 S. Eagle Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: (920) 424-0395

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Last rated on April 16, 2012.

The good

  • Board agendas and board minutes are posted.[15]
  • A link is provided to information about comparative academic performance at OASD.[16]
  • Budget information is provided.[17]
  • Board members and administrative officials are posted with contact information.[18]

The bad

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Wisconsin Information System for Education," accessed February 4, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "High school completion rates," accessed February 4, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Oshkosh, Wisconsin," accessed February 5, 2014
  4. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
  5. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Election Results," accessed February 5, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. LinkedIn, "Stan F. Mack II," accessed February 5, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Oshkosh Area School District, "Policies," accessed February 5, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Oshkosh Area School District, "Proposed Budget Fiscal Year 2012-2013," accessed December 9, 2013
  11. Wisconsin Education Association Council, "OEA Contract 2011-2012," September 1, 2011
  12. Oshkosh Education Association, "Local Officers," accessed February 5, 2014
  13. Oshkosh Area School District, "Contact Us," accessed February 5, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed February 5, 2014
  15. Oshkosh Area School District, "Meetings," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Oshkosh Area School District, "Assessment," accessed February 5, 2014
  17. Oshkosh Area School District, "Budget," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Oshkosh Area School District, "Contact Us," accessed February 5, 2014