Mathews Public Schools, Virginia
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- The Mathews County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget is available, including federal, state, and local revenue. Per pupil expenditures are also available. The 2010-2011 budget has not yet been posted on the division website.
- School board meeting agendas are posted for upcoming meetings.
- Links are provided to Standards of Learning information on the Virginia Department of Education website.
- Section K: School-Community Relations of the Mathews County School Board Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes hiring and evaluation procedures.
- The Mathews County School Board’s financial information is included in the Mathews County 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- Meeting schedule and minutes are not available.
- Administrative and school board contact information is not available.
- Academic performance information is not available. The information can be found on the Virginia Department of Education School Report Cards website.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- 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
|Jennifer M. Little, Chairman|
|John T. Persinger, Vice-Chairman|
|Virginia J. Richards|
|William E. Johnson, Esq.|
|Michael E. Richards, DVM|
The current division superintendent is Dr. David Holleran.
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 Mathews County Public Schools 2009-2010 expenditures budget totaled $14,465,535.68, 62% of which was dedicated to instruction costs. The budget includes $6,806,656.87 in local revenue (47% of the total revenue), $1,159,970.81 in federal revenue (8%), $4,417,814.00 in state aid (31%), and $1,181,094.00 in sales tax funds (8%). Proposed per pupil expenditures for fiscal year 2010 totaled $9,598.00 at the time of posting.
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 Mathews County Public Schools as having a student population of 1,239 and 3 schools in the division.
Mathews County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Lee-Jackson Elementary||Pre-K - 4||439||Yes|
|Mathews High||9 - 12||429||Yes|
|Thomas Hunter Middle||5 - 8||371||No|
- Mathews County Public Schools Official Website
- Mathews County, Virginia Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Mathews County Public Schools’, MCPS 2009 Budget, July 3, 2010
- ‘Mathews County Public Schools’, Per Pupil Expenditures, July 3, 2010
- ‘Mathews County Public Schools’, School Board, July 3, 2010
- ‘Mathews County Public Schools’, Educational Resources, July 3, 2010
- ‘Mathews County Public Schools’, School Board Policy Manual, July 3, 2010
- ‘Mathews County, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2009, July 3, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, School, School Division, and State Report Cards, July 3, 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’, Mathews County Public Schools, July 3, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010