Etowah County School System, Alabama
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- Current budget information, including revenue information, is posted.
- Board meeting times and agendas are listed along with the minutess.
- Email addresses are posted for the School Board members; phone numbers are not provided.
- Contact information for the Administrative staff is available.
- Recent audits are posted.
- The standardized tests taken by the students are listed, but the results are not posted. The information can also be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Salary schedules and employment applications are posted.
- The school employs multiple social media networks to communicate with students and members of the community.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- No lobbyists are listed.
- There is no information about requesting public records under the Alabama Public Records Law.
- Background check policies and procedures are not described.
Below are the school district board members:
|School board member|
|Mack Butler (Sunshine Review), President|
|Ernie Payne, Vice President|
The current district superintendent is Dr. Alan Cosby.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Etowah County School District 2010 expenditures budget totaled $76,553,150.03, including $51,970,958.00 in state revenue, $12,881,644.00 in federal revenue, $13,503,596.00 in local revenue and $322,021.45 in other revenue.
In May 2010, the Board of Education approved the non-renewing of 26 teaching positions and 20 support positions.
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. 
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.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Etowah County Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
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
|State of Alabama|
The Alabama Education Association (Sunshine Review) (AEA) is the teachers union for the State of Alabama. The AEA is affiliated with the National Education Association (Sunshine Review) (NEA).
- Etowah County School District official website
- Etowah Twitter
- Etowah Facebook
- Etowah County, Alabama
- SchoolTree.org - Etowah County
- GreatSchools.org - Etowah County
- Education.com - Etowah County School District
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- School Board
- 2009 Audit, 2008 Audit, 2007 Audit
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- 'Etowah County Schools', Employment, September 24, 2010
- ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- 'The Gadsden Times', Etowah County schools to cut 26 teaching positions, September 24, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010