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Churchill County School District, Nevada

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Churchill County School District is a school district in Nevada.

The Board posts its policies on the district's website.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Nevada school district websites The Churchill County School District is located in northern Nevada and serves approximately 4,450 students.[2]

Last rated on December 2, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 8 years.[3]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[4]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[5]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 8 years.[6]
    • Meeting agendas are archived for 6 years.[7]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[8]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2004 are available.[9]
  • Contracts
    • Salary schedules are provided.[10]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available in the budget documents.
  • Academics
    • Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.[11]

The bad

  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.
  • Background Checks
    • The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are not posted online.

Board of education

The school board is responsible adopting an annual budget for the school district based on the educational plan for the district and the recommendations of the administrators. In addition, the board supervises the execution of the budget, reviews school district accounts and provides for an annual audit of the accounts as required by law. The school board is also responsible for adopting academic standards for pupils and establishing expectations for the district. The school board monitors student academic achievement and exercises general oversight of the schools in the district.[12]

Member Position Term Expires
Richard Gent President 2010
Ron Evans Vice-President 2010
Lou Buckmaster Clerk 2010
Tom Riggins Acting Clerk 2010
Gregory Koenig Member 2012
Don Keele Member 2012
Steve Nunn Member 2012

Teacher contracts

Negotiated contracts are posted on the district's website.[13] The agreement with the Churchill County Education Association provided for a 2% increase in the salary schedule for FY 2007 and that no salary increase would be implemented in FY 2009.[14]

School budget

The district's budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010, is posted on the website.[15]

State funding accounted for 52% of the district's funds, with local sources accounting for 38% and federal funds making up the remaining 9%.[16] Local sources included nonproperty tax resources, including the local school support tax, which generated $6,876,276 and property taxes, which generated $5,030,654, for a total of $11,906,930.[17] State funds totaled $18,622,518.[18]

Budget expenditures totaled $34,651,091[19], with the larger categories as follows:

Category Dollar Amount
Instructional Service $15,459,543
Maintenance $3,974,553
School Administration $2,207,261
Support Services $2,586,002
Student Transportation $1,624,026
Vocational Department $852,594
Cocurricular Activities $478,394

The district's total cost per pupil for the 2007-08 academic year was $8,872.[20] The state average expenditure per pupil was $7,742.[21] The district's expenditures per pupil broke down as follows[22]:

Category Dollar Amount
Instructional $5,556
Instructional Support $1,208
Operations $1,555
Leadership $552

Salary schedules are posted on the district's website[23], with teacher salaries ranging from $33,829 to $67,389.[24]

Academic performance

The Nevada Department of Edcuation designated the district as adequate for the 2008-09 academic year and classified it as having made adequate yearly progress.[25]

School Level AYP Classification 2008-09 School Designation
Churchill County H.S. High School Made Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate
Churchill County J.H. Junior High Did Not Make Adequate Yearly Progress In Need of Improvement
E.C. Best Elementary School Did Not Make Adequate Yearly Progress In Need of Improvement
Lahontan Elementary School Made Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate
Northside Early Learning Center Elementary School Made Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate
Numa Elementary School Did Not Make Adequate Yearly Progress In Need of Improvement
West End Elementary School Made Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate

Unions

Licensed teachers in the district are represented by the Churchill County Education Association.[26] The Churchill County Administrator's Association represents all administrators in the district.[27] The classified employees in the district are part of the Nevada Classified School Employees Association.[28]

School choice

Churchill County's Distance Education Online Program serves students with a self-paced online computer centered curriculum that is approved by the state of Nevada. "A+" an anywhere learning system is the delivery software used to support core subjects and electives for students in high school, who must meet criteria for acceptance, including health concerns, pregnancy, support family/work, expulsion/suspension and accelerated learning. [29]

Lobbying

Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

Churchill County School District has one registered lobbyist. [30]

The school board belongs to the Nevada Association of School Boards, a government sector lobbying association.[31]

External links

References

  1. Board Policies
  2. District FAQ's
  3. Churchill County School District, Budget, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  4. Churchill County School District, Staff Directory, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  5. Churchill County School District, Elected Officials, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  6. Churchill County School District, Minutes, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  7. Churchill County School District, Agendas, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  8. Churchill County School District, Meeting Calendar, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  9. Churchill County School District, Audits, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  10. Churchill County School District, Salary Schedules, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  11. Churchill County School District, Academics, Accessed: December 2, 2012
  12. Nevada Association of School Boards
  13. Negotiated Agreements
  14. Master Agreement between Chuchill County Education Association and Churchill County School District
  15. CCSD Budget FY2010
  16. Nevada Annual Report of Accountability CCSD Sources of Funding
  17. CCSD Budget FY2010
  18. CCSD Budget FY2010
  19. CCSD Budget FY2010
  20. Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability Carson City Schools Fiscal Information
  21. Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability Carson City Schools Fiscal Information
  22. CCSD Report Card 2007-08
  23. [1]
  24. District FAQ's
  25. Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability Churchill County AYP Status
  26. Negotiated Agreement
  27. Master Agreement between Chuchill County School District and Churchill County Administrator's Association
  28. Negotiation Agreement
  29. [2]
  30. Nevada Legislature - Lobbyist Employer List
  31. Nevada Association of School Boards