Smyth County Public Schools, Virginia
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- The Smyth County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget summary, including federal, state, and local revenue information, is available.
- School board meeting schedule, minutes and agendas are available.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Cards.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Contact information is not available for individual school board members; general contact information for the school board office is posted on the division’s main webpage.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- The website does not include information on accessing public records.
- Current 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
|Susan B. Williams||Atkins|
|Richard L. Ryan||Chilhowie|
|Jim Coulthard||North Fork|
|Samuel G. Hambrick||Park|
|Susan L. Sneed||Royal Oak|
|Jesse Choate||Rye Valley|
|Jerry W. Catron||Saltville|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Michael Robinson.
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 Smyth County Public Schools operations budget for 2009-2010 totaled $49,942,384, 73.86% is dedicated to instruction costs. The budget included $5,031,094 in federal revenue (10% of the revenue source), $31,303,890 in state revenue (63%), $4,134,070 in state sales tax (8%), $7,839,529 in local revenue (16%), and $1,633,801 in other revenue sources (3%).
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 Smyth County Public Schools as having a student population of 4,996 and 13 schools in the division.
Smyth County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Atkins Elementary||Pre-K – 5||211||Yes|
|Chilhowie Elementary||Pre-K – 5||634||Yes|
|Chilhowie High||9 - 12||446||Yes|
|Chilhowie Middle||6 - 8||344||No|
|Marion Intermediate||3 - 5||430||No|
|Marion Middle||6 - 8||507||Yes|
|Marion Primary||Pre-K – 2||470||No|
|Marion Senior High||9 - 12||766||Yes|
|Northwood High||9 - 12||289||Yes|
|Northwood Middle||6 - 8||217||Yes|
|Rich Valley Elementary||Pre-K – 5||195||Yes|
|Saltville Elementary||Pre-K – 5||286||Yes|
|Sugar Grove Combined||Pre-K – 8||201||Yes|
- Smyth County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, School Board Budget Information, July 23, 2010
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, BoardDocs, July 23, 2010
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, School Board Meeting Minutes, July 23, 2010
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, Central Office Directory, July 23, 2010
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, School Board – Division Report Card, July 23, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- ‘Smyth County Public Schools’, School Board Directory, 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’, Smyth County Public Schools, July 23, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010