Eureka County School District, Nevada

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Eureka County School District is a school district in Nevada.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Nevada school district websites

Eureka County School District is located in south-central Nevada and serves approximately 250 students enrolled in three schools.[1]

The good

  • Board meeting minutes are available online.[2]
  • A listing of all administrative officials and their contact information is available on the website.[3]

The bad

  • School board meeting agendas are not posted online, but you can request that they be emailed.[4]
  • While board members are listed on the website, no individual contact information is provided and no information regarding each member's term is available.[5]
  • The district's website does not include information on the district's budget.
  • No audit information is found on the district's website.
  • No information regarding a public records request is found on the district's website.
  • The district's website does not provide information regarding contracts entered into by the board.
  • While the district's application for employment states that a background check may be conducted[6], no information regarding those checks is provided on the district's website.

Board of education

The school board is responsible for adopting an annual budget for the school district based on the educational plan for the district and the recommendations of the administrators. In addition, he 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.[7]

Member Position
John Brown President
Bob Burnham Clerk
Duke Gibson Member
Benita Jones Member
Anne Kniefel Member
[8]

Teacher contracts

Financial Information

Local sources account for 95% of the district's sources of funding. State funding accounts for 4% of the district's funding, and federal funding makes up the remaining 1%.[9]

For the 2007-08 academic year, the district spent on average $25,490 per pupil. The state average expenditure per pupil was $7,742.[10]

The district ranks first among Nevada's school districts for entry-level positions, with a salary schedule ranging from $41,021 to $73,646.[11] The district also states that it owns several, well-maintained housing units which are made available for rent to new staff members for a two year period.[12]

Academic performance

The Nevada Department of Education in its Nevada Annual Reports of Accountability designated the district as adequate and classified it as making adequate progress.[13] The following academic performance information was given for each individual school:[14]

School Level AYP Classification for 2008-09 AYP Designation for 2008-09
Crescent Valley Elementary Made Adequate Yearly Progress High Achieving
Eureka County Middle School Made Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate
Eureka County High School Made Adequate Yearly Progress High Achieving
Eureka Elementary School Made Adequate Yearly Progress High Achieving

Unions

School choice

Lobbying

Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying

The Eureka County School District has not hired or retained a lobbyist during January 1, 2009 - November 2009.[15] The school district also does not participate in legislative receptions. [15]

The school board belongs to the Nevada Association of School Boards, a government sector lobbying association.[16]

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