Rappahannock County Public Schools, Virginia
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- The Rappahannock County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget information and the proposed 2010-2011 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue, are available.
- School board contact information is also available.
- School board meeting schedule is available.
- Academic performance information, as well as Virginia Standards of Leaning (SOL) information, is available via links to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card.
- Professional salary scale and benefits information are posted on the division website.
- The School Board’s financial statements are included in the Rappahannock County 2009 Financial Report.
- Section K: School-Community Relations of the Rappahannock County School Board Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes hiring and evaluation procedures. 
- Vendor contract information is also available on the Virginia state website.
- Administrative staff contact information is not available.
- Meeting minutes and agendas are not available.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Current School Board Members
|John Wesley Mills, Chairman||Jackson District|
|Aline Johnson , Vice-Chairman||Piedmont District|
|Elizabeth C. Hilscher||Stonewall-Hawthorne District|
|Rosa T. Crocker||Wakefield District|
|Meredith Gorfein||Hampton District|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Robert Chappell.
The Virginia Public School System is supervised by a Board of Education, comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Members serve staggered four-year terms.
The Board of Education is responsible for dividing the Commonwealth of Virginia into school divisions and reviewing existing divisions to ensure standards of quality are being met. The Board makes annual reports to the General Assembly regarding public education in the Commonwealth and is further charged with certifying to the school board of each division a list of persons for the office of division superintendent of schools, one of whom the school board ultimately selects to fill the position. The Board also approves all educational materials used in the public schools. Supervision of school divisions is conducted by individual school boards.
Current Board of Education Members
|Eleanor B. Saslaw, President||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President||2nd||January 29, 2011|
|Elizabeth D. Beamer||1st||January 29, 2014|
|Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.||1st||June 30, 2011|
|Isis M. Castro||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|David M. Foster||1st||January 29, 2014|
|David L. Johnson||2nd||June 30, 2011|
|K. Rob Krupicka||1st||January 29, 2013|
|Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin||1st||January 29, 2013|
The Rappahannock County Public Schools proposed expenditures for 2010-2011 totals 11,592,166.00. The budget included $8,509,098.00 in county funds, $2,472,801.00 in state revenue, $526,895.00 in federal revenue, and $83,372.00 in other funds.
The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.
School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Rappahannock County Public Schools as having a student population of 930 and 2 schools in the division.
Rappahannock County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Rappahannock County Elementary||K - 7||558||Yes|
|Rappahannock County High||8 - 12||372||Yes|
- Rappahannock County Public Schools Official Website
- Rappahannock County Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, 2010-2011 Budget, July 16, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, School Board Members, July 19, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, School Board Meeting Calendar, July 19, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, Instruction, July 19, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, Human Resources, July 16, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County’, Financial Report, July 19, 2010
- ‘Rappahannock County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 19, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Rappahannock County Public Schools, July 20, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010