Walker County Board of Education, Alabama
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Walker County Board of Education is a school district in the state of Alabama.
- Monthly financial statements, including revenue information, are posted, but the current budget is not provided.
- The Board meeting agendas and minutes are posted.
- The Board members are listed, but no contact information is provided.
- Contact information for the Administrative officials is available.
- Employment applications and procedures are posted.
- School choice information is provided.
- Bid documents are posted.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not posted. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- No lobbyists are mentioned.
- There is no information about requesting public records.
- No audits are posted.
- There is no information about the district's academic performance. The information can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Background checks are not mentioned.
Below are the school district board members:
|School board member|
|Brad Ingle, Chairman|
The current district superintendent is Dr. Vonda Beaty.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Walker County School District 2010 expenditures budget, reported June 2010, totaled $66,358,078.65, including $32,202,572.48 in state revenue, $9,795,186.24 in federal revenue, $16,146,337.70 in local revenue, and $454,812.58 in other revenue.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students.
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Walker County Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
Schools that do not meet State goals for student achievement are required to provide parents with the option of sending their child to another public school that is not also recognized as In Improvement, per the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Three schools in the Walker County district were identified as In Improvement or In Improvement - Delayed for 2009-2010 and were required to offer school choice. Students were eligible to transfer to higher performing schools in the district.
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- Job Opportunities
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- ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, School Choice Guidance, September 2, 2010