Scott County Public Schools, Virginia
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- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- School board meeting schedule and minutes are available.
- Section K: School-Community Relations of the Scott 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 procedures.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Current budget information is not available.
- Current academic performance information is not available. The information can be found on the Virginia Department of Education School Report Cards website.
- Meeting agendas are not posted.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include information regarding accessing public records.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
The Scott County School Board is comprised of six members serving overlapping three-year terms. Members are appointed by the Salem City Council. The Board’s responsibilities include setting division policies, overseeing administration of the division, and developing the school budget.
Current School Board Members
|Gloria E. Blair||District 5|
|Lowell S. Campbell||District 1|
|James Kay Jessee||District 6|
|Kathy J. McClelland||District 4|
|Joe D. Meade||District 3|
|Dennis C. Templeton||District 2|
The current division superintendent is James Scott.
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|
Current budget information is not available on the division website.
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 Scott County Public Schools as having a student population of 3,993 and 13 schools in the division.
Scott County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Duffield-Pattonsville Primary||Pre-K - 4||343||Yes|
|Dungannon Intermediate||4 - 7||80||Yes|
|Fort Blackmore Primary||Pre-K - 3||98||Yes|
|Gate City High||10 - 12||504||Yes|
|Gate City Middle||7 – 9||538||Yes|
|Hilton Elementary||K - 6||187||Yes|
|Nickelsville Elementary||Pre-K - 7||292||Yes|
|Rye Cove High||8 - 12||303||Yes|
|Rye Cove Intermediate||5 - 7||192||Yes|
|Shoemaker Elementary||Pre-K - 6||576||Yes|
|Twin Springs High||8 - 12||283||Yes|
|Weber City Elementary||Pre-K - 6||407||Yes|
|Yuma Elementary||Pre-K - 6||190||Yes|
- Scott County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Scott County Public Schools’, Office of the Superintendent, July 22, 2010
- ‘Scott County Public Schools’, School Board Members, July 22, 2010
- ‘Scott County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 22, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, School, School Division, and State Report Cards, July 15, 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’, Scott County Public Schools, July 22, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010