Vallivue School District, Idaho
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- Main article: Evaluation of Idaho school district websites
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Meeting dates and agendas for upcoming meetings are posted.
- Employment applications and salary schedules are posted.
- Budget information is not available.
- Meeting minutes are not posted.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- The website does not include information on accessing public records.
- Academic performance information is not available. Adequate Yearly Progress and NCLB information for the district can be found on the Idaho State Department of Education website.
- The website does not include information regarding background checks. Background investigation information can be found on the Idaho State Department of Education website.
- Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the division website. Personnel and teacher contracts are posted on the Idaho State Department of Education website.
The school board controls school property, establishes, organizes, and operates the schools of the district, including: establishing schools, adopting enrollment plans, providing for school elimination and consolidation, cooperating with school boards of adjoining districts in maintaining schools, maintaining the school year schedule and other more specific duties as outlined in the Idaho statute.
It operates, controls and supervises the district's public schools as well as determines the rate of school district taxes, with the option of two or more school districts operating and financing educational programs together.
Current School Board Members
|Jennifer Barrus, Chair||Zone 3||1998-2007|
|Jeff Forsberg||Zone 1||2009-2009|
|Carolyn Hamann||Zone 2||2000-2009|
|Jeff Hon||Zone 4||2008 – N/A|
|Brian Patterson||Zone 5||Present-2007|
The current division superintendent is George Grant.
The Idaho Public School System is supervised by the State Board of Education (SBOE), which is the policy-making body for public education in the state. The SBOE provides oversight and governance for K – 20 education levels.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Richard Westerberg, President||Preston||March 1, 2014|
|Kenneth Edmunds, Vice President||Twin Falls||March 1, 2013|
|Don Soltman, Secretary||Twin Lakes||March 1, 2014|
|Emma Atchley||Ashton||March 1, 2010|
|Paul Agidius||Moscow||March 1, 2011|
|Rod Lewis||Boise||March 1, 2010|
|Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction||Boise|
|Milford Terrell||Boise||March 1, 2012|
Budget information is not available on the district website.
- Main article: Idaho academic performance
Idaho’s educational assessment system is administered from kindergarten through high school and focuses primarily on math, reading, and language use skills. Tests include the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI), the Idaho Direct Math Assessment (DMA), Idaho Direct Math Assessment (DMA), the Idaho English Language Assessment (IELA), and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as the SAT and ACT.
Idaho’s accountability system monitors state and federal goals for increased student achievement; the system includes consequences and rewards for districts and school based on yearly results. Per federal and state law, every school and district must meet annual academic performance goals in reading and math, referred to as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). High schools are required to meeting graduation goals and middle and elementary are required to meet a third academic indicator goal. Schools and districts that do not make AYP are identified as in improvement.
The Idaho State Department of Education reports the Vallivue School District as having eleven schools in the district. The district and schools met all AYP goals for 2008-2009.
|Year||Reading (% proficient)||Math (% proficient)||Language (% proficient)||Graduation rate (%)|
- Main article: Idaho school choice
Idaho passed its Charter School Law in 1998 in order to provide opportunities for teachers, students, parents, and the community to establish and maintain public charter schools. Charter schools operate independently from the school district but are a part of the public school system. Goals of the charter schools include improving student learning; increasing learning opportunities for students; incorporating innovative teaching methods; using virtual distance learning and online learning; creating professional development opportunities for teachers; providing parents and students with expanded school choice; and holding established charter schools accountable for meeting Idaho’s education standards.
The Charter School Law allows for no more than six charter schools to open each year and since 1998, a total of 40 have opened with four closing voluntarily. As of 2009-2010, Idaho has six virtual charter schools and 30 physical charter schools in operation. Five more are set to open in the fall of 2010.
The Vallivue School District includes the Thomas Jefferson Charter School, which opened in 2004 and serves grades K - 12.
- ‘Vallivue Public School District’, School Board Members, August 11, 2010
- ‘Vallivue Public School District’, District Office, August 11, 2010
- ‘Vallivue Public School District’, Agendas and Minutes, August 11, 2010
- ‘Vallivue Public School District’, Employment, August 11, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, AYP, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Report Card 2008-2009, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Background Investigation Check, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Educator Resources - Contracts, August 9, 2010
- Idaho Statutes,"Title 33, Chapter 5," retrieved April 1, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Board of Education’, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Board of Education’, Board Members, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Statistics – Test Reports, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Report Cards, August 11, 2010
- Idaho Department of Education,"Vallivue District Report Card," retrieved August 30, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, School Choice, August 9, 2010
- ‘Idaho State Department of Education’, Idaho Charter Schools, August 9, 2010
- 'Idaho Education Association', August 9, 2010
- 'National Education Association', August 9, 2010