Central Kitsap School District, Washington

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Central Kitsap School District
Silverdale, Washington
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District Profile
Superintendent:Hazel Bauman
Graduation rate:86.9%
Number of schools:21
Budget: $113.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Mark Gaines
Board members:5
Term length:4
Central Kitsap School District is a school district in Washington that served 11,114 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 27th largest in the state by enrollment.[1]

About the district

Central Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Silverdale was 19,204 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


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%).[2]


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.[4]

School board

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.[5]

Central Kitsap Board of Directors
Member Area Assumed Office Term Ends
Bruce Richards 1 2009 2013
Mark Gaines 2 2011 2015
Chris Stokke 3 2011 2015
Jeanie Schulze 4 2013 2013
Eric Greene 5 2009 2013

School board elections

See also: Central Kitsap School District elections (2013)

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.[6]

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
2011-2012 $79,258,476 69.7% $906,339 0.8% $23,740,195 20.9% $0.00 0% $9,766,057 8.6% $113,671,067
2012-2013 $78,017,040 68.5% $890,629 0.8% $23,816,640 20.9% $0.00 0% $11,090,404 9.7% $113,814,713
Averages: $78,637,758 69% $898,484 1% $23,778,417.5 21% $0 0% $10,428,230.5 9% $113,742,890

Teacher salaries

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:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 29,599 39,344
BA 15 34,074 40,666
BA 30 34,782 41,986
BA 45 35,486 44,495
BA 60 36,979 45,817
BA 75 38,470 47,139
BA 90 39,963 49,645
BA 105 41,454 54,294
BA 120 42,947 55,141
BA 135 44,438 57,176

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:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 11,829 -
2009 11,554 -2.3
2010 11,331 -1.9
2011 11,294 -0.3
2012 11,114 -1.5

District schools

Central Kitsap School District operates 21 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Academic performance

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.[9]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 68.9 62.1
4 73.4 60.6
5 72.2 58.6
6 77.4 68.1
7 73.7 64.9
8 69.6 62.3
10 84.3 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No Yes
High School Yes Yes


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.[10]

Retreat expenses

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.[11]

Contact information

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Central Kitsap Board of Directors
P.O. Box 8
Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 662-1610

Website evaluation

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Contracts N
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Audits N
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Transparency grading process
Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites

Last rated on May 1, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • 2012-2013 budget development information posted.
  • Elected Officials
    • School board members are listed with contact information.[12]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are posted.[13]
  • Academics
    • Academic performance is noted.[14]

The bad

  • Budget
    • 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.
  • Contracts
    • 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.
  • Taxes
    • 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.

See also

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