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{{tnr}}'''Etowah County Schools''' is a [[Alabama school districts|school district]] in [[Alabama]].
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}}{{TOCnestright (Sunshine Review)}}'''Etowah County Schools''' is a [[Alabama school districts|school district]] in [[Alabama]].
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==Website evaluation==
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: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Alabama school district websites]]''
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===The good===
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* Current budget information, including revenue information, is posted.<ref name="Budget">[http://www.ecboe.org/16371024212956330/FileLib/browse.asp?A=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=67150 Budget]</ref>
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* Board meeting times and agendas are listed along with the minutess.<ref>[http://www.ecboe.org/16371024172245247/FileLib/browse.asp?A=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=63274 Meetings]</ref>
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* Email addresses are posted for the School Board members; phone numbers are not provided.<ref name = "Board Members">[http://www.ecboe.org/16371024172210980/site/default.asp School Board]</ref>
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* Contact information for the Administrative staff is available.<ref>[http://www.ecboe.org/163710728102333347/site/default.asp Administrators]</ref>
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* Recent audits are posted.<ref>[http://www.ecboe.org/16371024212956330/FileLib/browse.asp?A=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=67992 2009 Audit], [http://www.ecboe.org/16371024212956330/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=64345 2008 Audit], [http://www.ecboe.org/16371024212956330/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=55501 2007 Audit] </ref>
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* The standardized tests taken by the students are listed, but the results are not posted.<ref>[http://www.ecboe.org/16371024212917143/FileLib/browse.asp?A=374&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=55414 Tests]</ref>  The information can also be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.alsde.edu/html/reports_menu.asp ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010]</ref>
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* Salary schedules and employment applications are posted.<ref>[http://ecboe.schoolwires.net/16371024172117243/site/default.asp 'Etowah County Schools', Employment, September 24, 2010]</ref>
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* The school employs multiple social media networks to communicate with students and members of the community.
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===The bad===
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* Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.<ref>[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=stateGovernmentProcurement ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010]</ref>
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* No lobbyists are listed.
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* There is no information about requesting public records under the [[Alabama Public Records Law]].
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* Background check policies and procedures are not described.
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{{Action}}
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==School board==
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Below are the school district board members:<ref name = "Board Members"/>
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! School board member
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| [[Mack Butler]], President
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| [[Ernie Payne]], Vice President
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| [[Tim Womack]]
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| [[Scarlett Farley]]
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| [[Woodrow Harris]]
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| [[Danny Golden]]
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| [[Daniel Cook]]
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The current district superintendent is Dr. Alan Cosby.
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The Alabama Public School System is supervised by the [[State Board of Education]]. The Board President is Governor Bob Riley and the State Superintendent is the Board’s Chief Executive Officer.<ref>[http://www.alsde.edu/html/boe.asp ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010]</ref>
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'''Current Board of Education members''' include:
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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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| Governor Bob Riley, President || ||  ||
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| Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer ||  || ||
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| Randy  McKinney, Vice President || District 1 || 2nd || 2013
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| Betty Peters || District 2 || 1st  || 2011
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| Stephanie Bell || District 3 || 2nd || 2013
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| Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita || District 4 || 2nd || 2011
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| Ella B. Bell || District 5 || 2nd || 2013
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| David F. Byers, Jr. || District 6  || 2nd ||  2011
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| Gary B. Warren || District 7  || || 2013
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| Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem || District 8  || || 2011 
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==Budget==
 
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==Academic Performance==
 
 
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. <ref>[http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/section_detail.asp?section=91&footer=sections ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010]</ref>
 
 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.<ref>[https://docs.alsde.edu/documents/91/Accountability%20Overview.pdf ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010]</ref>
 
 
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Etowah County Schools are noted below.<ref name="ALReport">[http://www.alsde.edu/Accountability/Accountability.asp ''Alabama Department of Education'', "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010]</ref> Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.alsde.edu/Accountability/Accountability.asp ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010]</ref>
 
 
'''State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010'''<ref name="ALReport"/> - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
 
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level I
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level II
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level III
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level IV
 
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| 3rd || 0.67% || 12.75% || 32.55% || 54.04%
 
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| 4th || 0.29% || 13.02% || 30.83% || 55.86%
 
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| 5th || 0.72% || 13.63% || 31.68% || 53.96%
 
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|  6th || 0.41% || 13.45% || 27.00%  || 59.13%
 
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| 7th || 0.37% || 16.61% || 37.07% || 45.95%
 
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| 8th || 1.14% || 25.35% || 36.72% || 36.79%
 
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'''State of Alabama Math Scores  2009-2010'''<ref name="ALReport"/> - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
 
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level I
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level II
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level III
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Level IV
 
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|  3rd || 4.34% || 15.53% || 29.05% || 51.08%
 
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| 4th || 2.05% || 16.69% || 28.17% || 53.09%
 
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| 5th || 0.56% || 16.83% || 33.20% || 49.41%
 
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| 6th || 0.07% || 22.99% || 40.91% || 36.03%
 
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| 7th || 0.03% || 31.21% || 39.35% || 29.41%
 
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| 8th || 0.01% || 21.37% || 53.03% || 25.59%
 
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Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
 
 
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
 
 
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
 
 
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
 
 
 
'''State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010'''<ref name="ALReport"/>
 
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | District
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Made AYP?
 
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| State of Alabama || {{No (Sunshine Review)}}
 
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| Etowah County || {{No (Sunshine Review)}}
 
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==Unions==
 
 
The [[Alabama Education Association]] (AEA) is the teachers union for the State of Alabama.<ref>[http://www.myaea.org/ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010]</ref>  The AEA is affiliated with the [[National Education Association]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010]</ref>
 
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.ecboe.org/ Etowah County School District official website]
 
* [http://twitter.com/ECBOE Etowah Twitter]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gadsden-AL/Etowah-County-Schools/113572661996552 Etowah Facebook]
 
* [http://www.etowahcounty.org/ Etowah County, Alabama]
 
* [http://alabama.schooltree.org/Etowah-County-Schools.html SchoolTree.org - Etowah County]
 
* [http://www.greatschools.org/alabama/gadsden/Etowah-County/ GreatSchools.org - Etowah County]
 
* [http://www.education.com/schoolfinder/us/alabama/district/etowah-county-school-district/ Education.com - Etowah County School District]
 
* [http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp Alabama State Department of Education official website]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:26, 25 February 2014

Etowah County Schools is a school district in Alabama.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Tuscaloosa City Schools.[1]

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
2012-2013 $41,051,482.00 48.1% $11,154,577.64 13.1% $5,032,366.34 5.9% $4,092,240.81 4.8% $16,823,427.00 19.7% $85,371,703.62
Averages: $41,051,482 48% $11,154,577.64 13% $5,032,366.34 6% $4,092,240.81 5% $16,823,427 20% $85,371,703.62

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