Sheboygan Area School District, Wisconsin
|Sheboygan Area School District|
|Graduation rate:||90.3 percent|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||David Gallianetti|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Sheboygan Area School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
Sheboygan Area School District is located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Sheboygan. Sheboygan County is home to 114,922 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Sheboygan Area School District was the tenth-largest school district in Wisconsin and served 10,124 students.
Higher education achievement
Sheboygan County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.3 percent of Sheboygan residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.
Median household income
The median household income in Sheboygan County was $52,967 compared to $52,627 for the entire state between 2008 to 2012.
From 2008 to 2012, the poverty rate in Sheboygan County was 8.8 percent. During the same time period, the poverty rate statewide was 12.5 percent.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The superintendent of Sheboygan Area School District is Joseph Sheehan. He has served in the position since his appointment in 1995.
|Sheboygan Board of Education|
School board elections
Members of the board of education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats are up for election every April. In 2014, the general election was held on April 1, 2014. The 2015 general election was held April 7, 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The board of education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:
|“||The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on District matters.
Any person or group wishing to place an item on the agenda shall register their intent with the District Administrator no later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting and include:
Such requests shall be subject to the approval of the District Administrator and the Board President.
Public-Participation Section of the Meeting
To permit fair and orderly public expression, the Board shall provide a period for public participation at every regular meeting of the Board and publish rules to govern such participation in Board meetings.
The presiding officer of each Board meeting at which public participation is permitted shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.
The presiding officer shall be guided by the following rules:
Recording, filming, or photographing the Board’s open meetings is permitted. Recording, filming, or photographing the Board’s closed session is only permitted pursuant to Bylaw 0167.2 – Closed Session. The person operating the equipment should contact the District Administrator prior to the Board meeting to review possible placement of the equipment, and must agree to abide by the following conditions:
—Sheboygan Area School District Bylaws & Policies, (2012)
Details on the district's revenue and expenditures in recent years can be found in the tables below. The following chart shows the percentages of expenditures by type for the 2013-2014 school year.
Revenues in the district for the 2011-2012 school year are detailed in the table below.
|Revenue by Category|
|School Year||Local||Other School Districts||State Aid||Federal Aid||Other||Revenue Total|
|Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue||Total||% of Revenue|
The district's total expenditures increased by 11.1 percent from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2014. During that time, staff expenses and expenditures on student services and debt service increased while operational expenses decreased.
|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 Sheboygan 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 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Sheboygan Area School District
The district served 10,350 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 0.8 percent increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Sheboygan Area School District operates 24 K-12 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Sheboygan Area School District|
|Central High School|
|Cleveland Elementary School|
|Cooper Elementary School|
|Elementary School for the Arts and Academics|
|Farnsworth Middle School|
|George D. Warriner Middle School for Personalized Learning|
|Grant Elementary School|
|Horace Mann Middle School|
|Jackson Elementary School|
|James Madison Elementary School|
|Jefferson Elementary School|
|Lake Country Academy|
|Lincoln-Erdman Elementary School|
|Longfellow Elementary School|
|North High School|
|Northeast Wisconsin Montessori Charter School|
|Pigeon River Elementary School|
|Sheboygan Leadership Academy|
|Sheridan Elementary School|
|South High School|
|Urban Middle School|
|Wilson Elementary School|
- See also: Public education in Wisconsin
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.
The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:
- 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.
Sheboygan Area School District achieved an overall score of 68.9 during the 2013-2014 school year. The district's overall score led to a "Meets Expectations" designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following tables compare district performance with state performance and detail the accountability ratings for schools in the district, according to the 2013-2014 Annual District Report Card:
The state's Annual District Report Card includes a review of district and state proficiency information in mathematics and reading for the previous five years. This review includes data from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) for students from grades three through eight and 10. The following tables compare the district's percentage of proficient and advanced proficient students with state levels from the 2008-2009 school year through the 2013-2014 school year:
School board passes resolution against proposed state budget
The Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education joined a number of other school district officials across the state by speaking out against Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget. The board passed a resolution saying they were formally against the education funding portion of the budget.
In the resolution, the board pointed to proposed education funding changes, such as the decrease in per-pupil funding by $150, the lack of increase in funding to account for inflation and the savings built in for taxpayers. The proposed cuts caused the district to project a $3 million decrease in funding for the 2014-2015 school year.
Board member Mark Mancl said passing the resolution gave the board "direction" and "validation."
On January 27, 2015, the school board decided to extend the contract of Superintendent Joe Sheehan by one year to last through the 2017-2018 school year. The salary for that school year was not determined at that time. Sheehan's salary for the 2014-2015 school year was $150,679, with a contractual raise of $4,520 for the 2015-2016 school year and $4,656 for the 2016-2017 school year.
- Wisconsin school districts
- List of school districts in Wisconsin
- Public education in Wisconsin
- Sheboygan Area School District elections (2014)
- Sheboygan Area School District elections (2015)
- School Board Elections portal
- Sheboygan Area School District
- City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Wisconsin Association of School Boards
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Wisconsin Information System for Education," accessed February 4, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "High school completion rates," accessed February 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Sheboygan County, Wisconsin," accessed September 12, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- LinkedIn, "Joe Sheehan," accessed February 7, 2014
- Sheboygan Area School District, "Board of Education," accessed September 12, 2014
- Sheboygan Area School District, "Bylaws," accessed February 10, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Sheboygan Area School District, "2013-2014 Budget Hearing Presentation," accessed December 9, 2013
- Sheboygan Area School District, "2014-2015 Budget Hearing Presentation," accessed December 16, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Revenue of Public Elementary-Secondary School Systems in the United States by School System: Fiscal Year 2012," accessed September 12, 2014
- Sheboygan Area School District, "Teacher Salary Schedule 2013-2014," accessed February 10, 2014
- Sheboygan Area School District, "School Listing," accessed February 10, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed February 5, 2014
- WHBL, "SASD board officially against Walker's proposed education budget," March 24, 2015
- Sheboygan Press, "School board extends Sheehan's contract through 2018," January 28, 2015
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