Wayzata Public Schools, Minnesota
|Wayzata Public Schools|
|Hennepin County, Minnesota|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Chace B. Anderson|
|Number of schools:||11|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Linda A. Cohen|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Wayzata Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtHennepin County, Minnesota. The county seat of Hennepin County is Minneapolis. Hennepin County is home to 1,184,576 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.
Hennepin County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 45.5% of Hennepin County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 32.2% for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income in Hennepin County was $63,559 compared to $59,126 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Hennepin County was 12.6% compared to 11.2% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The superintendent of Wayzata Public Schools is Dr. Chace B. Anderson. He was appointed to the position by the school board in July 2008. Before taking the position, Anderson served as an educator and administrator in Bellevue Public Schools in Nebraska and in both Edina Public Schools and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District in Minnesota. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa, his M.S. degree in Secondary School Administration from the University of Nebraska and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Wayzata Public Schools is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.
|Wayzata School Board|
|Linda A. Cohen||2015|
|Carter G. Peterson||2015|
School board elections
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Wayzata School Board are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and four seats will be up for election in 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Wayzata School Board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||The following procedures will be utilized to facilitate public participation in regular School Board meetings. The School Board will provide a specified period of time at the Board’s regular monthly meeting where citizens may address the School Board on any topic, subject to the limitations of Policy 211. The School Board reserves the right to allocate a specific period of time for this purpose and limit time for speakers accordingly.
1. Citizens who wish to speak at a public School Board meeting may do so in one of the following ways: 1) notify the Superintendent’s office in advance of the School Board meeting. 2) notify a member of the board or staff prior to the start of the meeting; or 3) stand and state their wish to address the board when the Board Chair extends the invitation to speak to the audience at the appropriate time on the agenda. All speakers will be asked to complete a form indicating the topic or agenda item to which their comments relate, their name, address, and affiliation with a group (if applicable.)
2. Citizens who address the School Board should open their comments by stating the subject or agenda item(s) to which their comments pertain, their name, address, and affiliation with a group (if applicable.)
3. The School Board Chair will recognize one speaker at a time and will rule out of order other speakers who are not recognized. Only those speakers recognized by the Chair are allowed to speak. Comments by others are out of order. Individuals who interfere with or interrupt speakers, the School Board, or the proceedings may be directed to leave.
4. Comments by individual speakers are normally limited to a maximum of three to five minutes. The School Board retains the discretion to limit comments on any agenda item or topic to a reasonable period of time. If a group or organization wishes to address the School Board on a topic, the School Board reserves the right to require designation of one or more representatives or spokespersons to speak on behalf of the group or organization.
5. Matters raised by a public speaker which may involve data privacy concerns and/or preliminary allegations, or which may be potentially libelous or slanderous in nature, shall not be considered in public but shall be processed as determined by the School Board in accordance with governing law.
6. The School Board Chair shall promptly rule out of order any discussion by any person, including School Board members, that would violate the provisions of state or federal law, this policy or the statutory rights of privacy of an individual.
7. Personal attacks by anyone addressing the School Board are unacceptable. Persistence in such remarks by an individual shall terminate that person’s privilege to address the School Board.
8. Depending upon the number of persons in attendance seeking to be heard, the School Board reserves the right to impose such other limitations and restrictions as necessary in order to provide an orderly, efficient and fair opportunity for those present to be heard.
9. Public speakers at the Regular Board Meeting will be identified in the formal minutes and the remarks will be televised as part of the proceedings.
The table below displays the budget for Wayzata Public Schools:
|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|
Wayzata Public Schools employed 652 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Wayzata Education Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|BA + 15||37,915||58,773|
|BA + 30||38,988||65,112|
|BA + 45||40,239||67,725|
|BA + 60||41,846||74,064|
|MA + 15||44,884||78,912|
|MA + 30||46,493||80,776|
|MA + 45||48,100||82,644|
|MA + 60||49,708||84,508|
Schools in Wayzata Public Schools
Wayzata Public Schools serves 10,464 students. Wayzata Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Wayzata Public Schools operates 11 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Wayzata Public Schools|
|Central Middle School|
|East Middle School|
|Gleason Lake Elementary|
|Kimberly Lane Elementary|
|Plymouth Creek Elementary|
|Sunset Hill Elementary|
|Wayzata High School|
|West Middle School|
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are standardized tests conducted to measure student progress toward the state's academic benchmarks. The reading and mathematics tests are used to determine whether schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly Progress toward all students becoming proficient in these subjects. The science tests are required by the No Child Left Behind Act but not included in the AYP calculations. Reading and mathematics tests are both given to students in grades 3 through 8, along with an additional reading test given to students in grade 10 and an additional mathematics test given to students in grade 11. Science tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8, along with an additional test given when students complete a life science or biology course in high school.
- Minnesota school districts
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- Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
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- Wayzata, Minnesota
- Hennepin County, Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Minnesota School Boards Association
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- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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