Mobile County Public Schools, Alabama

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Mobile County Public School System is a school district in Alabama (Sunshine Review).

Website evaluation

Last rated on November 13, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget documents and are posted for 7 years.[1]
  • Audits
    • The current audit is posted, along with 10 years of archived audits.[1]
  • Taxes
    • Revenue sources are listed in budget documents.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • Board members are listed with names, telephone, email, and mailing addresses.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Upcoming meeting dates and times are posted.[3]
    • Current and archived meeting agendas are posted.[4]
    • Meeting videos are posted.[5]
  • Administrative officials
    • Names of key staff members along with telephone and email contact details are posted on individual department webpages.
  • Academic performance
    • Academic performance reports are posted.[6]
  • Background checks
    • Background check processes and policies are posted.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Employee salary schedules are posted.[8]

The bad

  • Taxes
    • Tax rates are not posted.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are not posted.
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.
  • Lobbying
    • If the county engaged in lobbying actives or if it's a member of government lobbying associations are not disclosed. Nor is the total cost of lobbying activities or membership dues for associations available.


School Board

Below are the school district board members:[2]

School board member
Ken Megginson
Judy P Stout
Reginald A. Crenshaw
Rev. Levon C Manzie
William S Meredith

The current district superintendent is Roy D. Nichols.

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.[9]

Current Board of Education members include:

Member District Term Term Expires
Governor Bob Riley, President
Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer
Randy McKinney, Vice President District 1 2nd 2013
Betty Peters District 2 1st 2011
Stephanie Bell District 3 2nd 2013
Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita District 4 2nd 2011
Ella B. Bell District 5 2nd 2013
David F. Byers, Jr. District 6 2nd 2011
Gary B. Warren District 7 2013
Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem District 8 2011

Budget

The Mobile County School District 2010 expenditures budget totaled $604,624,408.30, including $320,979,803.00 in state revenue, $120,135,887.47 in federal revenue, $154,380,100.25 in local revenue and $2,002,782.00 in other revenue.[1]

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. [10]

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.[11]

AYP results for the State of Alabama and Mobile County Schools are noted below.[12] Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.[13]

State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010[12] - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Level I Level II Level III Level IV
3rd 0.67% 12.75% 32.55% 54.04%
4th 0.29% 13.02% 30.83% 55.86%
5th 0.72% 13.63% 31.68% 53.96%
6th 0.41% 13.45% 27.00% 59.13%
7th 0.37% 16.61% 37.07% 45.95%
8th 1.14% 25.35% 36.72% 36.79%

State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010[12] - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level

Grade Level I Level II Level III Level IV
3rd 4.34% 15.53% 29.05% 51.08%
4th 2.05% 16.69% 28.17% 53.09%
5th 0.56% 16.83% 33.20% 49.41%
6th 0.07% 22.99% 40.91% 36.03%
7th 0.03% 31.21% 39.35% 29.41%
8th 0.01% 21.37% 53.03% 25.59%

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[12]

District Made AYP?
State of Alabama N
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Mobile County N
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Unions

The Alabama Education Association (Sunshine Review) (AEA) is the teachers union for the State of Alabama.[14] The AEA is affiliated with the National Education Association (Sunshine Review) (NEA).[15]

External links

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