Shenandoah County Public Schools, Virginia
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- The Shenandoah County Public Schools approved 2010-2011 budget, including previous budget information, is available. Detailed revenue information is not included in the budget documents. The 2008-2009 Annual Report of Expenditures, including revenue information, is also posted; current expenditures reports are not available.
- School board meeting schedule and minutes are posted.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance information, including accreditation and Adequate Yearly Progress status, SAT/ACT results, and Standards of Learning assessment results, is available.
- Section K: School-Community Relations of the Shenandoah 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.
- Salary and benefits information is available.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Meeting agendas are not posted.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- 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 Shenandoah County School Board is comprised of six members representing the county districts. Board goals include recognizing staff and student achievement, maintaining full accreditation status, meeting or exceeding AYP, hiring qualified teachers, and integrating technology into instruction.
Current School Board Members
|Gary L. Rutz, Chairman||District 4||December 31, 2013|
|Richard L. Koontz, Jr., Vice Chairman||District 2||December 31, 2011|
|Karen S. Whetzel||District 1||December 31, 2013|
|Kathryn G. Holsinger, Ph.D||District 3||December 31, 2011|
|Irving L. Getz||District 5||December 31, 2013|
|Sonya Williams-Giersch||District 6||December 31, 2011|
The current division superintendent is B. Keith Rowland, Ed.D.
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 Shenandoah County Public Schools budget for 2009-2010 totaled $50,125,796. The budget included $13,917,219 in required local share.
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 Shenandoah County Public Schools as having a student population of 6,229 and 9 schools in the division.
Shenandoah County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Ashby Lee Elementary||Pre-K – 5||690||No|
|Central High||9 - 12||772||Yes|
|North Fork Middle||6 - 8||335||No|
|Peter Muhlenberg Middle||6 - 8||565||Yes|
|Sandy Hook Elementary||Pre-K – 5||1,018||No|
|Signal Knob Middle||6 - 8||499||No|
|Stonewall Jackson High||9 - 12||541||Yes|
|Strasburg High||9 - 12||672||Yes|
|W.W. Robinson Elementary||Pre-K – 5||1,137||No|
- Shenandoah County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Budget, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Meeting Schedule, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, School Board Action Item, July 23, 2010
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, School Board Members, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Directory Information, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Assessment, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Board Policies, July 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, Salary and Benefits, July 23, 2010
- ↑ 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- ↑ 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- ↑ ‘Shenandoah County Public Schools’, School Board Goals, July 23, 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’, Shenandoah County Public Schools, July 23, 2010
- ↑ 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010