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Page County Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Virginia school district websites

The good

  • School board meeting schedule and agendas are available.[1][2]
  • School board contact information is available.[1]
  • Academic performance information, as well as Virginia Standards of Learning information, is available.[3][4]
  • Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.[5]

The bad

  • Budget information is not included on the Page County Public Schools website.
  • General contact information only is provided for administrative staff.[6]
  • School board meeting minutes are not available.
  • The website does not include information regarding accessing public records.
  • The website does not include information regarding audits.
  • The website does not include information regarding background checks.
  • Teacher contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.[7]

School Board

The Page County School Board is comprised of six members, representing the county districts.[1]

Current School Board Members

Member District Term Term Expires
Randy J. Bailey District 1
Dr. Morgan S. Phenix, Chairman At-Large
Melissa S. Deibert, Vice Chairman District 2
Sharon K. Lucas District 3
Larry W. Foltz District 4
Jackie Sullivan-Smoot District 5

The current division superintendent is Dr. Randall W. Thomas.

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.[8]

Current Board of Education Members[9]

Name Term Term Expires
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

Budget

Budget information is not available on the division website.

Academic Performance

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.[10]

The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Page County Public Schools as having a student population of 3,638 and 9 schools in the division.

Page County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.[11]

School Grade Enrollment Made Adequate Yearly

Progress for 2009?

Luray Elementary Pre-K - 7 563 No
Luray High 8 - 12 537 Yes
Luray Middle N/A 341 N/A
Page County High 8 – 12, PG 589 Yes
Page County Middle N/A 436 N/A
Shenandoah Elementary Pre-K - 7 302 Yes
Springfield Elementary Pre-K - 7 209 Yes
Stanley Elementary Pre-K - 7 482 No

Unions

The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.[12] The VEA is affiliated with the National Education Association (Sunshine Review) (NEA).[13]

External links

References