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{{School district transparency checklist |
|District = Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
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Rating                    = {{Rating3}} |
|Place = Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Taxes                    = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Image = Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified seal.gif
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Budget                    = {{Partial}} |
|Superintendent = Walker Williams
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Meetings                  = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Enrollment = 11,840
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Elected Officials        = {{Partial}} |
|Grad rate = 98.1%
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Administrative Officials  = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Number of schools = 18
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Contracts                = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Budget = $108.3 million
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Lobbying                  = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Website = http://pvpusd.k12.ca.us/
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Public records            = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Board president = Erin G. LaMonte
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Audits                    = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Board members = 5
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Academic performance      = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
|Term years = 4
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{{tnr}}'''Palos Verdes Peninsula School District''' is a [[California school districts|school district]] in [[California]] that serves the city of [[Palos Verdes Estates, California]]. It is the [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|134th largest]] school district in California, serving 11,840 students in 18 schools with an operating budget of $108.3 million.<ref name=enroll>[http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/App_Resx/EdDataClassic/fsTwoPanel.aspx?#!bottom=/_layouts/EdDataClassic/Accountability/PerformanceReports.asp?reportNumber=1&fyr=1112&county=19&district=64865&school=&level=06&tab=3 ''Ed-Data,'' "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref><ref name=budget/>
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The '''Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District''' is located in [[California]].
  
==About the district==
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==Website evaluation==
:: See also: [[Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, California]]
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula school district website contains links to the Board of Education members<reF>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/district/boardofeducation/index.htm Palos Verdes Peninsula Board members]</ref> and their meeting agendas and minutes<ref>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/district/boardofeducation/agmnhl.htm Palos Verdes Peninsula Board meetings]</ref>. The school accountability report cards are posted<ref>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/schools/sarc.htm Palos Verdes Peninsula SARCs]</ref>.  Information on the parcel tax is provided<reF>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/community/measurep/index.htm Palos Verdes Peninsula tax]</ref>. Detailed information on the current budget is posted,<ref>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/district/budget/index.htm Palos Verdes Peninsula budget]</ref> but no previous budget information is available.
[[File:Map of Palos Verdes Estates California.png|200px|thumb|left|link=Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)]] Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is located in southern [[Los Angeles County, California]] in Palos Verdes Estates, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 Census, it was home to 13,438 residents.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655380.html‎ ''US Census Bureau'' "Palos Verdes Estates, California Quick Facts" Accessed October 10, 2013]</ref>
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===Demographics===
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Palos Verdes Estates outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Palos Verdes Estates was $159,038 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 76.3% of Palos Verdes Estates residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The United States Census also showed the poverty rate in Palos Verdes Estates was 1.7% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The United States Census also found that 98.1% of Palos Verdes Estates residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in  California.<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655380.html‎ ''United States Census Bureau,'' "Palos Verdes Estates, California Quick Facts," Accessed October 10, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Racial Demographics, 2012<ref name=Census1/>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Race
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Palos Verdes Estates (%)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | California (%)
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| White || 77.0 || 57.6
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| Black or African American || 1.2 || 6.2
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| American Indian and Alaska Native || 0.2 || 1.0
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| Asian || 17.3 || 13.0
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| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander || 0.1 || 0.4
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| Two or More Races || 3.6 || 4.9
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| Hispanic or Latino || 4.7 || 37.6
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Party Affiliation, 2013<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/ror-odd-year-2013/county.pdf ''California Secretary of State,'' "Report of Registration as of February 10, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Registered Voters
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | % of Total
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| Democratic || 2,486,479 || 51.11
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| Republican || 1,048,507 || 21.55
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| American Independent || 109,055 || 2.24
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| Libertarian || 25,808 || 0.53
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| Peace and Freedom || 24,950 || 0.51
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| Green || 24,534 || 0.50
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| Americans Elect ||  2,583 || 0.05
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| Other || 262,180 || 5.39
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==Superintendent==
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Walker Williams is currently serving as the Superintendent of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. He has served in this position since 2006 and has announced that he will retire in June 2015.<ref>[http://palosverdes.patch.com/groups/schools/p/walker-williams-pvpusd-superintendent-to-retire-in-2-years Nicole Mooradian ''Patch.com,'' "PVPUSD Superintendent to Retire in 2 Years," September 17, 2013]<ref>
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==School board==
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.<ref name=board>[http://pvpusd.k12.ca.us/index.php/district/board_of_education/ ''Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District,'' "Board of Education," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable" style="background:none; text-align: center;"
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Lynwood Board of Education
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Member
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Term Ends
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| Erin G. LaMonte || At large || 2015
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| Larry Vanden Bos || At large || 2015
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| Malcolm S. Sharp || At large || 2017
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| Anthony Collatos || At large || 2017
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| Barbara Lucky || At large || 2017
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===School board elections===
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:: ''See also: [[Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)]]''
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Members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no '''primary election''' and the '''general election''' was held on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.lavote.net/voter/PDFS/CALENDAR_EVENTS/11052013.pdf ''Los Angeles County - Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk,'' "Tentative Calendar of Events," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref> '''Three''' seats were up for election in 2013 and '''two''' seats will be up for election in 2015.
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==Budget==
 
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==Teacher salaries==
 
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District employed 595 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:<ref>[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/images/uploads/certificated_teachers_1213.pdf ''Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District,'' "Agreement between Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and Palos Verdes Peninsula Teachers Association CTA/NEA," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
 
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Salary structure
 
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Degree level
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Minimum salary ($)
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Maximum salary ($)
 
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| BA || 45,922 || 60,505
 
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| BA + 15 || 46,518 || 64,221
 
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| BA + 30 or MA || 47,114 || 70,111
 
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| BA + 45 w/MA || 48,520 || 76,187
 
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| BA + 60 w/MA || 51,172 || 80,301
 
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| BA + 75 w/MA || 53,809 || 84,386
 
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==Schools in Lynwood Unified School District==
 
===Enrollment===
 
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves 11,840 students in 18 schools.<ref name=enroll/>
 
 
===District schools===
 
Palos Verdes Peninsula  Unified School District operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:<ref>[http://pvpusd.k12.ca.us/index.php/schools/elementary_schools ''Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District,'' "School Directory," accessed January 7, 2014]</ref>
 
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
 
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
 
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Name
 
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| Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary
 
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| Dapplegray Elementary
 
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| Lunada Bay Elementary
 
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| Mira Catalina Elementary
 
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| Miraleste Intermediate
 
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| Miraleste Kindergarten
 
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| Montemalaga Elementary
 
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| Palos Verdes High
 
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| Palos Verdes Intermediate
 
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| Palos Verdes Peninsula High
 
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| Point Vicente Elementary
 
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| Rancho del Mar High
 
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| Rancho Vista Elementary
 
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| Ridgecrest Intermediate
 
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| Silver Spur Elementary
 
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| Soleado Elementary
 
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| Valmonte Elementary
 
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| Vista Grande Elementary
 
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==Academic performance==
 
California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades 2-11. STAR results include English and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11 and history/social science in grades 8, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students. The following table compares the percentage of district students who score at a "Proficient" or "Advanced" level with the statewide averages from the 2011-2012 school year.<ref>[http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/App_Resx/EdDataClassic/fsTwoPanel.aspx?#!bottom=/_layouts/EdDataClassic/Accountability/PerformanceReports.asp?tab=3&reportNumber=1&level=06&fyr=1112&county=19&district=64865 ''Ed-Data,'' "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 7, 2013]</ref>
 
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 650px"
 
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' STAR Performance Comparison
 
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Subject
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District average (%)
 
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | State average (%)
 
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| English Language Arts || 85 || 54
 
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| Mathematics || 78 || 50
 
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| Science || 90 || 57
 
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| History/Social Science || 80 || 48
 
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==Contact information==
 
[[File:Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified seal.gif|link=Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, California|150px]] <br>
 
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District <br>
 
375 Via Almar <br>
 
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 <br>
 
'''Phone:'''310-378-9966
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Portal:School boards and school board elections|School board elections portal]]
 
 
*[[Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)]]
 
*[[Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elections (2013)]]
*[[California school districts]]
 
*[[List of school districts in California]]
 
*[[California]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/ Palos Verdes Peninsula school district website]
*[http://www.pvpusd.k12.ca.us/ Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District]
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[[Category:Largest school districts (by enrollment) in California]]
 
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is located in California.

Website evaluation

The Palos Verdes Peninsula school district website contains links to the Board of Education members[1] and their meeting agendas and minutes[2]. The school accountability report cards are posted[3]. Information on the parcel tax is provided[4]. Detailed information on the current budget is posted,[5] but no previous budget information is available.

Budget

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District published its annual budget on the California Ed Data website.[6]

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
2010-2011 $76,440,921 69.7% $2,986,213 2.7% $12,922,199 11.8% $3,984,376 3.6% $13,314,639 12.1% $109,648,348
2011-2012 $77,259,886 71.3% $3,209,512 3% $12,830,939 11.8% $4,001,201 3.7% $11,095,828 10.2% $108,397,366
Averages: $76,850,403.5 70% $3,097,862.5 3% $12,876,569 12% $3,992,788.5 4% $12,205,233.5 11% $109,022,857

See also

External links

References

  1. Palos Verdes Peninsula Board members
  2. Palos Verdes Peninsula Board meetings
  3. Palos Verdes Peninsula SARCs
  4. Palos Verdes Peninsula tax
  5. Palos Verdes Peninsula budget
  6. Ed Data K-12.org, "Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed November 26, 2013