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{{tnr}}'''Covington Public Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].
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{{TOCnestright (Sunshine Review)}}'''Covington Public Schools''' is one of 40 [[Virginia school districts|school districts]] in [[Virginia (Sunshine Review)]].
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{{Virginia schools}}
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{{Virginia}}
  
==Website evaluation==
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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===The good===
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{{Sr schools page note|Month=March 19, 2014}}
* The 2009-2010 budget, including information regarding federal, state, and local revenue, is available. The 2010-2011 budget has not been posted on the division website.<ref name="Budget">[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/ ‘Covington City Public Schools’, Administration – Department of Finance, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* School board meeting schedule, as well as recent minutes and agendas, are posted on the division website.<ref>[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/board_minutes.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, School Board Minutes, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Administrative contact information is available. School board members email addresses are also posted.<ref>[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/central_office_personnel.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, Central Office Personnel, June 23, 2010]</ref><ref name="School Board">[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/board_members.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, School Board Members, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Academic performance information, as well as Standards of Learning information, SOL resources, and released state exams, are available via links to the Virginia Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/sol_resources.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, SOL Resources, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* The Covington City Policy Manual includes a Records Request form in compliance with Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The form can be found in Section K, School-Community Relations. The manual also includes hiring procedures and teacher evaluation procedures in Section G, Personnel. Audit information can be found in Section D, Fiscal Management.<ref>[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/policy_manual.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, Covington City Policy Manual, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Division financial information for fiscal year 2008 can be found in the year-end report on the city website.<ref>[http://www.covington.va.us/pdf/mgmtltrfy0708.pdf ‘Covington City’, Management’s Discussion and Analysis For The Year Ended June 30, 2008, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Employee salary scales are available on the division website.<ref>[http://www.covington.k12.va.us/salary.shtml ‘Covington City Public Schools’, Salary Scales, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.<ref>[http://www.eva.state.va.us/Contracts/contracts.htm 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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===The bad===
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* Archived meeting minutes and agendas are not available.
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* The website does not include the results of background checks.
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* Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/workforce_data/index.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==School Board==
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The [[Covington City School Board]] is comprised of five members.<ref name="School Board"/>
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'''Current School Board Members'''
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{|class="wikitable"
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! Member
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! District
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! Term
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! Term Expires
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| [[Mr. Danny Warlitner]], Chairman ||  ||  ||
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| [[Mr. Rick Fuhrman]], Vice Chairman ||  ||  ||
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| [[Mr. John Woodzell]] ||  ||  ||
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| [[Mr. Ron Morrissette]] ||  ||  ||
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| [[Mrs. Cindy Bryant]] ||  ||  ||
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The current division superintendent is Thomas E. Long.
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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.
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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.<ref>[http://legis.state.va.us/laws/search/constitution.htm 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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'''Current Board of Education Members'''<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/members/index.shtml 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
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| [[Eleanor B. Saslaw]], President || 2nd || January 29, 2012
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| [[Dr. Ella P. Ward]], Vice President || 2nd || January 29, 2011
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| [[Elizabeth D. Beamer]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.]] || 1st || June 30, 2011
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| [[Isis M. Castro]] || 2nd || January 29, 2012 
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| [[David M. Foster]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[David L. Johnson]] || 2nd || June 30, 2011
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| [[K. Rob Krupicka]]  || 1st || January 29, 2013
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| [[Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin]] || 1st || January 29, 2013
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==Budget==
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For 2009-2010, budgeted expenditures totaled $11,033,975, a decrease from 2008-2009’s total expenditures of 11,304,369.  City funds accounted for $4,278,613 of the total budget; state funds totaled $4,685,785; state sales tax revenue totaled $616,378; and federal revenue totaled $1,011372.<ref name="Budget"/>
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==Academic Performance==
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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.
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School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
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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.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/accountability_guide.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010]</ref>
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The [[Virginia Department of Education]] School Division Report Card reports Covington City Public Schools as having a student population of 910 and 3 schools in the division.
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Covington City Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=107&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Covington City Public Schools, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | School
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Enrollment
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Made Adequate Yearly
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Progress for 2009?
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| Covington High || 8 - 12 || 324 || Yes
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| Edgemont Primary || Pre-K - 3 || 337 || Yes
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| Jeter-Watson Intermediate || 4 - 7 || 249 || No
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==Unions==
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The [[Virginia Education Association]] (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.<ref>[http://www.veanea.org/ 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref> The VEA is affiliated with the [[National Education Association (Sunshine Review)]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==External links==
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{{wikipedia entry}}
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* [http://www.covington.k12.va.us/ Covington City Public Schools Official Website]
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* [http://www.covington.va.us/ Covington City Virginia Official Website]
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* [http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ Virginia Department of Education official website]
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* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/ Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina]
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* [http://www.veanea.org/ Virginia Education Association Official Website]
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==References==
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{{reflist|2}}
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{{Virginia schools}}
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{{Virginia (Sunshine Review)}}
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[[category:rated Virginia school districts]]
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
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[[Category:Sunshine Review pages]]
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Latest revision as of 19:40, 19 March 2014

Covington Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.