Alameda Unified School District, California
|Alameda Unified School District|
|Number of schools:||20|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Margie Sherratt|
|Board members:||5 at-large|
|Term length:||4 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Alameda Unified School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
Alameda Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland. Alameda County was home to 1,578,891 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Alameda County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.1 percent of Alameda County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Alameda County was $71,516 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Alameda County was 12 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
Sean McPhetridge is the interim superintendent of the Alameda Unified School District. He assumed the role on August 13, 2014, and his contract lasts until June 2015. McPhetridge has held many roles in the district, including assistant superintendent from 2010 to 2013, principal of the Alameda Science and Technology Institute from 2005 to 2008, vice principal of Alameda High School and director of secondary and career technical education. McPhetridge graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University. Before taking on the interim superintendent position, he served as the interim director of student programs and services at the Alameda County Office of Education.
The Alameda Unified Board of Education is composed of five members elected at-large serving four-year terms.
|Alameda Unified Board of Education|
|Trish Herrera Spencer||At-large||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Alameda Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. The general election for two seats was held on November 4, 2014. Three seats will be up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings, last updated in 1994:
|“||It is the intent of the Legislature that members of the public be able to place matters directly related to school district business on the agenda of school district governing board meetings. Every agenda for regular meetings shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the governing board on any item of interest to the public, before or during the governing board's consideration of the item, that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the governing board. Governing boards shall adopt reasonable regulations to insure that this intent is carried out. The regulations may specify reasonable procedures to insure the proper functioning of governing board meetings.
This subdivision shall not preclude the taking of testimony at regular meetings on matters not on the agenda which any member of the public may wish to bring before the board, provided that, except as authorized by Section 54954.2 of the Government Code, no action is taken by the board on those matters at the same meeting at which the testimony is taken. Nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to limit further discussion on the same subject matter at a subsequent meeting.
—Alameda Unified School District website, (2014)
The table below displays the budget for Alameda Unified 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|
Alameda Unified School District employed 536 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 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 with raises at credit intervals. 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 California Teachers Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 30||44,487||64,937|
|B.A. + 45||45,500||69,731|
|B.A. + 60||48,555||78,120|
|B.A. + 75||51,751||83,930|
Schools in Alameda Unified School District
Alameda Unified School District served 10,947 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 4.3 percent from 2009 to 2013.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Alameda Unified School District operates 20 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Alameda Unified School District|
|Academy of Alameda|
|Alameda Community Learning Center|
|Alameda Science and Technology Institute|
|Amelia Earhart Elementary|
|Bay Area School of Enterprise|
|Donald D. Lum Elementary|
|Frank Otis Elementary|
|Henry Haight Elementary|
|Nea Community Learning Center|
|Ruby Bridges Elementary|
|Will C. Wood Middle|
|William G. Paden Elementary|
California STAR program
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through 11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11, and history-social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are four benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.
|STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013|
|History - Social Science||60%||49%|
- California school districts
- List of school districts in California
- Alameda Unified School District elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Alameda Unified School District
- California Teachers Association
- Alameda, California
- Alameda County, California
- California Department of Education
- California School Board Association
- Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Accountability (API/AYP/Performance)," accessed November 25, 2014
- Ed Data, "District Reports: Profile of District," accessed November 24, 2014
- Alameda County, "About Us," accessed July 1, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Alameda County, California," accessed July 1, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Statewide elections," accessed June 30, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.
- Contra Costa Times, "Alameda: New interim superintendent back "home" on Island," August 20, 2014
- Alameda Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed April 21, 2014
- Alameda County Registrar of Voters, "November 4, 2014 – General Election," accessed April 30, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Alameda Unified School District, "Legislative intent," accessed April 29, 2014
- Ed-Data, "Alameda Unified School District," accessed December 9, 2014
- Alameda Unified School District, "Certificated Salary Schedules 2012-2013," accessed April 30, 2014
- Alameda Unified School District, "Schools," accessed April 21, 2014
- Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 Alameda Unified School District," accessed April 30, 2014
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