Central Kitsap School District, Washington
|Central Kitsap School District|
|Number of schools:||21|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Mark Gaines|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the district
Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind in higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).
The current Interim Superintendent of Central Kitsap School District is Hazel Bauman. She was appointed to the position on a one-year contract in May 2013 to replace Greg Lynch. Bauman previously served as the Superintendent of Coeur d'Alene School District from 2008 to 2013.
The Central Kitsap Board of Directors consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
|Central Kitsap Board of Directors|
|Member||Area||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were on the ballot on November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015. The Area 4 seat held by Jeanie Schulze was on the ballot in 2013 for an unexpired two-year term and a full term in 2015.
The table below displays the budget for Central Kitsap 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|
Central Kitsap School District employed 646 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 with raises at intervals of 15 quarter credits up to 135 quarter credits. The current salary schedule pays an additional $3,114 per year for full-time teachers with Master's degree and $6,228 per year for Ph.D. recipients. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in district
The district served 11,114 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 6% decline in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Central Kitsap School District operates 21 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Central Kitsap School District|
|Central Kitsap High School|
|Central Kitsap Junior High|
|Clear Creek Elementary|
|Cougar Valley Elementary|
|Eastside Alternative School|
|Emerald Heights Elementary|
|Esquire Hills Elementary|
|Fairview Junior High|
|Green Mountain Elementary|
|Jackson Park Elementary|
|Klahowya Secondary School|
|New Frontiers Junior High|
|Olympic High School|
|Ridgetop Junior High|
|Silver Ridge Elementary|
|Westside Alternative School|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Schools in the Central Kitsap School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary or middle school level in 2011-2012.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
Board member appointment
Jeanie Schulze was selected by a 3-1 vote to fill the District 4 seat left by Christy Cathcart on May 8, 2013. Cathcart voiced opposition to Schulze's appointment after the vote, citing Schulze's defeat in the 2011 general election. The Central Kitsap Education Association (CKEA) also criticized the appointment in part because of a letter written by Schulze that criticized the union's role in the 2011 election. In the letter, Schulze contended that the CKEA skewed endorsement interviews to support Cathcart. Former CKEA president Cheryl Brown is pursuing a civil suit against Schulze for defamation of character related to these claims.
Former board member Christy Cathcart complained to former Superintendent Greg Lynch about the cost, distance and facilitator for a retreat in early March 2013. Cathcart noted that facilitator Karen Simmonds charged the district $1,969.50 for the event while a facilitator from the Washington State School Directors Association would have been available for $900. Eric Greene seconded this criticism during the planning process. These complaints also noted that the event cost $2,600.90 and took place 115 miles away from the district at Pacific Beach.
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on May 1, 2012.
- 2012-2013 budget development information posted.
- Elected Officials
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are posted.
- Academic performance is noted.
- Actual budgets are not posted for the past 3-5 years.
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, or Audits, are not posted for the past 3-5 years.
- Audits are not posted.
- Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
- Teacher contracts or pay scales are not posted.
- Public Records
- A phone number, office address, and email are not disclosed for the Public Information Officer.
- How to file a public request with school district is not disclosed.
- Tax revenues or tax rates that fund the school are not provided.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy not posted.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are not listed with contact information, including an office address, phone number and personalized email address.
- Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections, Accessed August 19, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Silverdale," Accessed August 19, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Kitsap County Election Archives," Accessed August 19, 2013
- The Spokesman-Review, "CdA superintendent tapped for Western Washington district," May 8, 2013
- Central Kitsap School District, "School Board Members," Accessed August 19, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," September 18, 2012
- Central Kitsap School District, "Salary Schedule," October 11, 2012
- Central Kitsap School District, "Schools at a Glance," Accessed August 19, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," Accessed August 19, 2013
- Central Kitsap Reporter, "School board appointee met with skepticism," May 25, 2013
- Central Kitsap Reporter, "School board divided before, after retreat," March 15, 2013
- Central Kitsap School District, "School Board," Accessed August 16, 2013
- Central Kitsap School District, "School Board Meeting & Minutes," Accessed August 16, 2013
- Central Kitsap School District, "Reaching Academic Excellence," Accessed August 16, 2013