Wichita Falls Independent School District, Texas
|Wichita Falls Independent School District|
|Wichita Falls, Texas|
|Superintendent:||Dr. John Frossard|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Kevin Goldstein|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Wichita Falls ISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtWichita County, Texas. The county seat of Wichita County is Wichita Falls. The county's population was 131,500 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Wichita County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median income but overperforms in terms of poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 20.0% of Wichita County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Wichita County had a median income of $45,589 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Wichita County was 13.7% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Wichita County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||10.9||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.3||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||2.3||1.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||67.5||38.2|
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
The superintendent of Wichita Falls Independent School District is Dr. John Frossard. He holds a doctor of education degree in school administration from the University of Virginia. He has served in many positions in the education field, including superintendent in three public school districts; as chief academic officer, assistant superintendent for high schools, assistant superintendent and chief human resources officer.
The Wichita Falls ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, two of whom at elected at-large and five of whom are elected by district. They serve four-year terms.
|Wichita Falls ISD Board of Trustees|
|Member||Position||Place #||Term Ends|
|Kevin Goldstein||President||Place 3||2016|
|Trey Sralla||Vice President||Place 5||2016|
|Reginald Blow||Trustee||Place 2||2016|
|W.O. (Bill) Franklin||Trustee||At-Large||2018|
|Dale Harvey||Trustee||Place 4||2016|
|Bob Payton||Trustee||Place 1||2018|
School board elections
Two members of the Wichita Falls ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large and five members are elected by district. They serve four-year terms. Three seats were on the ballot on May 10, 2014 and four seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings:
There are two methods available to persons to address the Board. The first is through the complaint or grievance procedures (See Policy DGBA Local, Policy FNG Local, and Policy GF Local). The second and more common method is through the open forum portion of a regular meeting. The following rules apply to the open forum:
1. Speakers must register prior to the Regular Board Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m.
2. The Open Forum presentation is limited to a maximum audience time of 30 minutes, or not more than three minutes per speaker. No more than 10 individuals will be allowed to speak and the per person time will be prorated. If fewer that 6 individuals apply to address the Board, still only three minutes per speaker will be allotted. (Board Policy BE adopted July 19, 2010)
3. The Board President may recognize persons who sign up to address agenda items at the time when the agenda item is discussed by the Board or during the open forum portion of the meeting. However, the Board will not engage in dialogue with speakers during the Board meeting on items that are not part of the posted agenda.
4. Board President or two trustees may direct the Superintendent to review and respond to the request or concerns and report back to the Board through transmittal or at a designated meeting.
5. The Board President shall recognize Board members prior to any member asking clarifying questions or making statements to the Board. 
—Wichita Falls Independent School District's website, (2014) 
The table below displays the budget for Wichita Falls Independent School District:
|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|
Teachers in Wichita Falls Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The scale is set up using steps, those of which don't necessarily correlate with years of experience. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2011-2012 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Wichita Falls ISD
Wichita Falls Independent School District serves 14,621 students. Wichita Falls Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Wichita Falls Independent School District operates 25 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Wichita Falls Independent School District Schools|
|Alamo Elementary School|
|Brook Village Early Childhood Center|
|Burgess Elementary School|
|Crockett Elementary School|
|Cunningham Elementary School|
|Fain Elementary School|
|Fowler Elementary School|
|Franklin Elementary School|
|Haynes Elementary School|
|Houston Elementary School|
|Jefferson Elementary School|
|Lamar Elementary School|
|Milam Elementary School|
|Scotland Park Elementary School|
|Sheppard Elementary School|
|Southern Hills Elementary School|
|Washington Jackson Academy School|
|West Foundation Elementary School|
|Barwise Junior High School|
|Kirby Junior High School|
|McNiel Junior High School|
|Zundy Junior High School|
|Hirschi High School|
|Rider High School|
|Wichita Falls High School|
The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:
- Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
- Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
- Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
- Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.
Wichita Falls Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 87 percent of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||645||1,000||65||50|
2014 bond proposal
In February 2014, the board approved a $125 million bond aimed at building a new high school ($64 million), building a Career and Technical Education Center potentially located at Wichita Falls High School ($24.2 million) and other renovations including those to Hirschi High School ($35 million). The new high school would hold 1,900 students from 10th grade through 12th grade. The bond would mean a $122 to $134 increase in taxes for a $100,000 home. Voters will decide the outcome, along with the election of three board members, on May 10, 2014. Residents will also vote on a $125 million bond proposal aimed at the construction of two schools and the renovation of a third.
- School board elections portal
- Wichita Falls Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Wichita Falls Independent School District, "Budget for the 2012-2013 School Year," accessed December 6, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Wichita County," accessed February 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Wichita Falls ISD, "Dr. John Frossard," accessed February 28, 2014
- Wichita Falls ISD, "Board Members," accessed February 28, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Wichita Falls Independent School District, "Public Participation," accessed June 30, 2014
- Wichita Falls ISD, "Salary Schedules, accessed February 28, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Wichita Falls ISD, "Schools," accessed February 28, 2014
- Wichita Falls Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014
- News Channel 6, "WFISD Board Members Pass Bond Proposal," accessed March 19, 2014