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{{tnr}}'''Madison County Schools''' is a school district in the state of [[Alabama]].
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'''Madison County Schools''' is a school district in the state of [[Alabama]].
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==Website evaluation==
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===The good===
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* The current budget, including revenue information, is posted, but no past financial information is available. Check registers and monthly financial statements are also posted.<ref name="Budget">[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/departments/finance/default.aspx Finance]</ref>
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* Board meeting minutes are posted; agendas and a meeting schedule are not provided.<reF>[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/boardofed/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx Meetings]</ref>
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* The Board of Education members are listed and email addresses are provided; phone numbers are not posted.<ref name="Board Members">[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/boardofed/default.aspx Board of Education]</ref>
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* Contact information is available for the administrative officials.<Ref>[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/administration/default.aspx Administration]</ref>
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* Bid requests are listed, but no contracts are posted.<reF>[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/departments/purchasing/Pages/CurrentBidRequests.aspx Bids]</ref>
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* Test results provide some information on academic performance and a link is provided to the district report cards on the Alabama State Department of Education website.<reF>[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/infoportal/default.aspx Academic performance]</ref>
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* The district requires a criminal background check for employees.<ref>[http://www.madison.k12.al.us/personnel/emp_appl/Forms/CertifiedApplicationProcedure.htm Background checks]</ref>
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* Employment procedures and applications and teacher salary schedules are posted.<ref>[https://www.madison.k12.al.us/departments/personnel/default.aspx Personnel]</ref>
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===The bad===
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* No lobbyists are mentioned.
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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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* There is no information about requesting [[Alabama Public Records Law|public records]].
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* No audits are posted.
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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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| [[Rich McAdams]]
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| [[Kenny Johnson (Sunshine Review)]]
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| [[Mary Louise Stowe]]
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| [[Ricky Stafford]]
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| [[Jeff Anderson (Sunshine Review)]]
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The current district superintendent is Terry L. Davis, Ed.D.
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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 Madison 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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| Madison County || {{No (Sunshine Review)}}
 
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==Unions==
 
 
The [[Alabama Education Association (Sunshine Review)]] (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 (Sunshine Review)]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010]</ref>
 
 
==External links==
 
* [https://www.madison.k12.al.us/default.aspx Madison County School District website]
 
* [http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp Alabama State Department of Education official website]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:30, 25 February 2014

Madison County Schools is a school district in the state of Alabama.

Budget

Madison County Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[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
2013-2014 $118,963,945 56.4% $25,493,814 12.1% $49,282,885 23.4% $12,198,732 5.8% $4,821,926 2.3% $210,761,305
Averages: $118,963,945 56% $25,493,814 12% $49,282,885 23% $12,198,732 6% $4,821,926 2% $210,761,305

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