Manassas City Public Schools, Virginia
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- Manassas City Public Schools 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 budget information budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, as well as teacher salaries, is available.
- School board meeting minutes and agendas are available, but not up-to-date. A meeting schedule is also provided.
- Administrative and school board members contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card. Test scores are also available on the division website. 
- Section 2: Community Relations of the Manassas City School Board Policy Manual includes a Request for Public Records form. Section 4: Business includes audit requirements and Section 5: Personnel includes staff evaluation procedures.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- 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.
Current School Board Members
|Scott M. Albrecht, Chairman|
|Arthur P. Bushnell, Vice Chairman|
|Kermit H. Dance|
|R. J. "Jack" Magee, Jr.|
|Pamela J. Sebesky|
|Sanford S. Williams|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Gail Pope.
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.
Current Board of Education Members
|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|
The Manassas City Public Schools proposed 2010-2011 operating expenditures total $89,626,480, a 3.1% decrease from the previous year. The budget includes the following proposed funding sources: $46,958,400 in city revenue, $1,968,626 in other local revenue, $5,793,870 in federal revenue, and $33,920,597 in state revenue, including $716,085 of ARRA State Stimulus funds.
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.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Manassas City Public Schools as having a student population of 6,866 and 8 schools in the division.
Manassas City Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Baldwin Elementary||Pre-K - 4||558||No|
|George Carr Round Elementary||Pre-K - 4||505||Yes|
|Grace E. Metz Middle||7 - 8||992||Yes|
|Jennie Dean Elementary||Pre-K - 4||546||Yes|
|Mayfield Intermediate||5 - 6||1,057||Yes|
|Osbourn High||9 -12||2,032||No|
|Richard C. Haydon Elementary||Pre-K - 4||582||No|
|Weems Elementary||Pre-K – 4||594||No|
- Manassas City Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, Budget Information, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, School Board Meetings, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, School Board Home, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, Contact Directory, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, Contact the Board, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, About Us - MCPS Profile, July 1, 2010
- ‘Manassas City Public Schools’, School Board Policies, July 1, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Manassas City Public Schools, July 1, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010