Charlottesville Public Schools, Virginia
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- Main article: Evaluation of Virginia school district websites
- The 2009-2010 budget and the approved 2010-2011 budget, including information regarding federal, state, and local revenue, are available.
- School board meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via a link to the School Report Cards on the Virginia Department of Education website. Academic statistics are also posted on the division website.
- The division website includes a Policies and Regulations Manual with a Request for Information form, in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, in Section K - Community Relations. The manual also includes general information regarding professional staff hiring and evaluations, and conducting audits.
- The division’s financial statements are included in the city’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which can be found on the city website.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Current School Board Members
|Ms. Colette Blount|
|Ms. Llezelle A. Dugger, Vice Chair|
|Dr. Alvin Edwards|
|Ms. Kathleen Galvin|
|Mr. Ned Michie|
|Ms. Leah Puryear, Chair|
|Mr. Juandiego R. Wade|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Rosa S. Atkins.
The Virginia Public School System is supervised by a Board of Education, comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Members serve staggered four-year terms.
The Board of Education is responsible for dividing the Commonwealth of Virginia into school divisions and reviewing existing divisions to ensure standards of quality are being met. The Board makes annual reports to the General Assembly regarding public education in the Commonwealth and is further charged with certifying to the school board of each division a list of persons for the office of division superintendent of schools, one of whom the school board ultimately selects to fill the position. The Board also approves all educational materials used in the public schools. Supervision of school divisions is conducted by individual school boards.
Current Board of Education Members
|Eleanor B. Saslaw, President||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President||2nd||January 29, 2011|
|Elizabeth D. Beamer||1st||January 29, 2014|
|Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.||1st||June 30, 2011|
|Isis M. Castro||2nd||January 29, 2012|
|David M. Foster||1st||January 29, 2014|
|David L. Johnson||2nd||June 30, 2011|
|K. Rob Krupicka||1st||January 29, 2013|
|Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin||1st||January 29, 2013|
For 2010-2011, the approved expenditures budget totals $68,358,106, a decrease from 2009-2010’s $70,418,746 expenditures budget. Total city revenue for 2010-2011 is $40,080,523, a 0.32% decrease from the previous year; state revenue totals $17,386,332, a 7.52% decrease; and federal revenue totals $8,285,446, a 7.54% decrease. Per pupil expenses for fiscal year 2009 totaled $16,669.
The Commonwealth of Virginia assesses schools based on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments; schools receive two accountability ratings a year based on student performance on these assessments. SOL tests assess student performance in English, math, science and history. Ratings are also given based on school and school division adherence to the goals of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which requires 100 percent proficiency in reading and mathematics by 2014.
School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
Schools and school divisions, as well as the State, are rated as achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if they meet or exceed annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Charlottesville City Public Schools as having a student population of 4,019 and 9 schools in the division.
Charlottesville City Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Buford Middle||7 - 8||495||No|
|Burnley-Moran Elementary||Pre-K – 4||322||Yes|
|Charlottesville High||9 – 12, PG||1,226||No|
|Clark Elementary||Pre-K – 4||257||No|
|Greenbrier Elementary||Pre-K – 4||310||Yes|
|Jackson-Via Elementary||Pre-K – 4||298||Yes|
|Johnson Elementary||Pre-K – 4||264||Yes|
|Venable Elementary||Pre-K – 4||298||Yes|
|Walker Upper Elementary||5 - 6||549||Yes|
- Charlottesville City Public Schools Official Website
- Charlottesville City Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education official website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Charlottesville City Public Schools’, Complete 2010-11 Budget, June 22, 2010
- ‘Charlottesville City Public Schools’, School Board Info, June 22, 2010
- ‘Charlottesville City Public Schools’, Upper Administration, June 22, 2010
- ‘Charlottesville City Public Schools’, School Board Members, June 22, 2010
- ‘Charlottesville City Public Schools’, About Charlottesville City Schools, June 22, 2010
- 'Charlottesville City Public Schools’, Policy Manual, June 22, 2010
- ‘Charlottesville’, Financial Reports, June 22, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Charlottesville City Public Schools, June 22, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010