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Revision as of 13:29, 22 January 2014

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Floyd Public Schools is one of 40 school districts in Virginia.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia school district websites

The good

  • The Floyd County Public Schools 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 budgets are available, including federal, state, and local revenue information.[1]
  • School board meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are available.[2]
  • Partial administrative contact information is available.[3] School board contact information is available.[4]
  • Academic performance information is available via links to the Virginia Department of Education website.[5]
  • Section K – School-Community Relations of the Floyd County School Board Policies and Procedures Manual includes a Request for Public Records form. Section G – Personnel includes information on hiring and evaluation procedures and Section D – Fiscal management notes audit requirements.[6]
  • Floyd County Public Schools’ employee pay scales are available.[7]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[8]

The bad

  • Superintendent contact information is not available.
  • The website does not include the results of background checks.
  • The website does not include the results of audits.
  • Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[9]

School Board

The Floyd County School Board is comprised of five members elected from the county’s five districts. The Board’s responsibilities include administering school policy, setting the school division calendar, and establishing division goals.[4][10]

Current School Board Members

Member District Term Term Expires
Douglas R. Phillips, Chairman Indian Valley District December 31, 2011
Clay E. Link, Vice Chairman Locust Grove District December 31, 2011
David R. Sulzen Little River District December 31, 2011
Linda T. King Courthouse District December 31, 2011
Margaret Hubbard Burks Fork District December 31, 2011

The current division superintendent is Terry E. Arbogast, Ed.D.

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.

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.[11]

Current Board of Education Members[12]

Name Term Term Expires
Eleanor B. Saslaw, President 2nd January 29, 2012
Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President 2nd January 29, 2011
Elizabeth D. Beamer 1st January 29, 2014
Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr. 1st June 30, 2011
Isis M. Castro 2nd January 29, 2012
David M. Foster 1st January 29, 2014
David L. Johnson 2nd June 30, 2011
K. Rob Krupicka 1st January 29, 2013
Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin 1st January 29, 2013

Budget

The 2010-2011 operating budget totals $19,708,959, a decrease from 2009-2010’s budget of $21,055,955. The budget includes $6,698,032 in county revenue, $1,922,956 in federal funding, and $10,876,792 in state revenue. Instruction costs account for 88% of the budget.[1]

Academic Performance

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.

School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.

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.[13]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Floyd County Public Schools as having a student population of 2,078 and 5 schools in the division.

Floyd County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[14]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Floyd County High 8 - 12 806 Yes
Floyd Elementary K – 7 501 Yes
Check Elementary K – 7 354 Yes
Indian Valley Elementary K - 7 185 Yes
Willis Elementary K - 7 232 Yes

Unions

The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.[15] The VEA is affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA).[16]

External links

References