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Olathe School District USD 233 is a school district in Kansas. Olathe Public Schools serves 27,999 students.[1]

Budget

The Olathe Public School District's budget is published on its website.[2]

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
2012-2013 $171,867,355 55.8% $13,293,389 4.3% $88,865,978 28.9% $33,992,815 11% $0 0% $308,019,537
Averages: $171,867,355 56% $13,293,389 4% $88,865,978 29% $33,992,815 11% $0 0% $308,019,537

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kansas school district websites


This website was reviewed on November 16, 2011.

The good

  • School board members are posted with contact and term information.[3]
  • Board meeting documents are posted.[4]
  • Contact information for administrators is provided.[5]
  • Budgets are posted.[6]
  • Local tax rates are posted.[7]
  • The district's academic report is posted.[1]
  • Audits are posted within meeting documents.[8]

The bad

  • Background check policies are not posted.
  • No information is available on how to make public records requests.
  • Bid opportunities and contracts are not available.
  • Audits are not easily accessible.

Leadership

School board

2011 School Board[3]
Name District Position Term
RIta Ashley 3rd Member 2009-2013
Debora Daniels, Ph.D. 1st Member 2011-15
LeEtta Felter 1st Member 2011-15
Amy Martin 2nd Vice President 2009-2013
Harlan Parker At-large President 2011-15
Mike Poland 3rd Member 2009-2013
Rick Schier 2nd Member 2011-15

Superintendent

Olathe's superintendent is Dr. Marlin Berry.[5]

Academic performance

Adequate yearly progress

Olathe Public Schools made AYP for 2011, with 94.4% of students being proficient in reading and 93.2% proficient in math.[1]

College readiness

The average ACT score for Olathe students was 23.6 in 2011, compared to a statewide average of 22.0 and a nationwide average of 21.0.[1]

Transparency efforts

KanView is the name of Kansas's publicly available online spending database. As a result of the Kansas Legislative House Committee on Government Efficiency and Technology, the legislature and governor passed legislation in 2007 and 2008 that mandates greater financial transparency for Kansas state government.[9] KanView provides a searchable database of state financial information, organized by expenditures and revenues for the five categories of Agency, Fund, Program, Object and Vendor. Annual expenditures and revenues are updated soon after the close of Kansas's fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.[10]

KansasOpenGov.org has also began to disclose information on school districts. The website is disclosing spending data that includes checkbooks, employment agreements, and payroll listings for USD233 Olathe, USD512 Shawnee Mission, USD253 Emporia, USD308 Hutchinson and USD457 Garden City.[11]

External links

References