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{{tnr}}'''Danville Public Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Danville Public Schools''' is one of 40 [[Virginia school districts|school district]]s in [[Virginia]].
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==Website evaluation==
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{{Virginia schools}}
: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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{{Virginia}}
  
===The good===
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
* Teacher salary scale is available on the division website.<ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/hr/Documents/2009-10%20DPS%20Teacher%20Salary%20Schedule.pdf ‘Danville City Public Schools’, DPS Teacher Salary Schedule, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* School board meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are available.<ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/minutes/minutes2010.htm ‘Danville City Public Schools’, Board Minutes, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Administrative and school board contact information is available.<ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/contact_us.htm ‘Danville City Public Schools’, Contact Us, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* Academic performance information is available via links to the Virginia Department of Education website. The SOL testing schedule is available on the division website.<ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/ ‘Danville City Public Schools’, Announcements, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* The Danville City Employee Policy Manual includes a Request for Information form, in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, in the School-Community Relations Section. Audit information can be found in the Fiscal Management Section.<ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/policy_manual/Table_of_Contents.htm ‘Danville City Public Schools’, DPS Employee Policy Manual, 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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* Budget information is not available on the division website, with the exception of 2009-2010 proposed per-pupil expenditures.<ref name="Budget">[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/Schools/PerPupilMemo-08-09.pdf ‘Danville City Public Schools’, Per Pupil Expenditures, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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* The website does not include the results of background checks.
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* The website does not include the results of audits.
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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 [[Danville City School Board]] is comprised of seven elected members serving staggered four-year term on the board. <ref>[http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/School_board/board.htm ‘Danville City Public Schools’, School Board Members, June 23, 2010]</ref>
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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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| [[George Wilson]], Chairman ||  ||  ||
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| [[Dr. Ed Polhamus]], Vice Chairman ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| [[Rebecca Bolton]] ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| [[Renee Hughes]] ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| [[Dr. Malcom Huckabee]] ||  ||  ||
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| [[Millie Dunston]] ||  ||  ||
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| [[Alonzo Jones]] ||  ||  ||
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|}
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The current division superintendent is Dr. Sue Davis.
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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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! Name
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! Term
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! Term Expires
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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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|}
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==Budget==
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Proposed per-pupil expenditures for 2009-2010 totaled $12,277.00. Additional budget information is not available.<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 Danville City Public Schools as having a student population of 6,489 and 16 schools in the division.
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Danville City Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=108&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Danville 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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| Edwin A. Gibson Middle || 6 - 8 || 390 || No
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| Forest Hills Elementary || K - 5 || 234 || Yes
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| G.L.H Johnson Elementary || K - 5 || 506 || No
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| Galileo Magnet High || 9 - 12 || 255 || Yes
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| George Washington High || 9 - 12 || 1,609 || No
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| Glenwood Elementary || K - 5 || 203 || Yes
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| Grove Park Preschool || Pre-K || 252 || NA
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| Irvin W. Taylor Elementary || Pre-K || 320 || Yes
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| Langston Focus School || 6 - 12 || 105 || Yes
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| O. Trent Bonner Middle || 6 - 8 || 549 || No
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| Park Avenue Elementary || K - 5 || 449 || Yes
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| Schoolfield Elementary || K - 5 || 543 || No
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| W. Townes Lea Elementary || K - 5 || 318 || Yes
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| Westwood Middle || 6 - 8 || 370 || No
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| Woodbury Hills Elementary || K - 5 || 276 || No
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| Woodrow Wilson Elementary || K - 5 || 200 || Yes
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|}
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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]] (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://web.dps.k12.va.us/ Danville City Public Schools 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 school pages]]
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Latest revision as of 20:42, 19 March 2014

Danville Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.