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{{tnr}}'''Radford City Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Radford City Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].
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==Website evaluation==
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{{Virginia schools}}
: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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{{Virginia}}
  
===The good===
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
* The Radford City Public Schools 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 budgets, including federal, state, and local revenue, are available.<ref name="Budget">[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/misc/2010-11%20BUDGET.pdf ‘Radford City Public Schools’, 2010-2011 Budget, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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* Administrative and school board contact information is available.<ref>[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/links/district/staff.htm ‘Radford City Public Schools’, Administrative Staff, July 16, 2010]</ref><ref name="School Board">[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/links/district/board.htm  ‘Radford City Public Schools’, Board Members, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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* School board meeting agendas are available.<ref name="School Board"/>
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* Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card.<ref>[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/links/resources/parents.htm ‘Radford City Public Schools’, Parent Information, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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* Salary scales are posted on the division website.<ref>[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/links/departments/personnel.htm ‘Radford City Public Schools’, Personnel, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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* Section K: School-Community Relations of the Radford City School Board Policy Manual includes a Request for Public Records form. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes hiring and evaluation procedures.<ref>[http://www.rcps.org/RCPS/links/district/boardpolicymanual.htm ‘Radford City Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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* Vendor contract information is also available on the Virginia state website.<ref>[http://www.eva.state.va.us/Contracts/contracts.htm 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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===The bad===
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* Meeting schedule and minutes are not posted.
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* The website does not include the results of background checks.
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* The website does not include the results of audits.
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* Teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/workforce_data/index.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==School Board==
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The [[Radford City School Board]] is comprised of five members.<ref name="School Board"/>
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'''Current School Board Members'''
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! Member
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! District
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! Term Expires
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| [[Lynn Burris]] || || ||
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| [[Alvin Alexander ]] || || ||
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| [[William Flora]] || || ||
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| [[Karen Gerlach]] || || ||
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| [[Steve Cox ]] || ||  ||
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The current acting division superintendent is Rob Graham.
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The [[Virginia school system|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.
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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.<ref>[http://legis.state.va.us/laws/search/constitution.htm 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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'''Current Board of Education Members'''<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/members/index.shtml 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
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| [[Eleanor B. Saslaw]], President || 2nd || January 29, 2012
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| [[Dr. Ella P. Ward]], Vice President || 2nd || January 29, 2011
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| [[Elizabeth D. Beamer]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.]] || 1st || June 30, 2011
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| [[Isis M. Castro]] || 2nd || January 29, 2012 
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| [[David M. Foster]] || 1st || January 29, 2014
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| [[David L. Johnson]] || 2nd || June 30, 2011
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| [[K. Rob Krupicka]]  || 1st || January 29, 2013
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| [[Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin]] || 1st || January 29, 2013
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==Budget==
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The Radford City Public Schools operating budget for 2010-2011 totals $12,815,917, $9,645,693 of which is dedicated to Instruction. The budget included $5,343,932 in city revenue, $6,352,235 in state revenue, $1,050,000 in sales tax funds, and $69,500 in other funds.  No federal funds are anticipated.<ref name="Budget"/>
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==Academic Performance==
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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.
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School's state accreditation is based on performance in English, history, mathematics and science.
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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.<ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/school_report_card/accountability_guide.shtml 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010]</ref>
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The [[Virginia Department of Education]] School Division Report Card reports Radford City Public Schools as having a student population of 1,540 and 4 schools in the division.
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Radford City Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=122&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Radford City Public Schools, July 16, 2010]</ref>
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | School
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Enrollment
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! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Made Adequate Yearly
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Progress for 2009?
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| Belle Heth Elementary || 4 - 6 || 487 || Yes
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| John N. Dalton Intermediate || 7 - 8 || 239 || Yes
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| McHarg Elementary || Pre-K - 3 || 376 || Yes
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| Radford High || 9 – 12 || 438 || Yes
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|}
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==Unions==
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The [[Virginia Education Association]] (VEA) is the teachers union for the Commonwealth of Virginia.<ref>[http://www.veanea.org/ 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref> The VEA is affiliated with the [[National Education Association]] (NEA).<ref>[http://www.nea.org/ 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010]</ref>
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==External links==
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{{wikipedia entry}}
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* [http://www.rcps.org/ Radford City Public Schools Official Website]
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* [http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ Virginia Department of Education Official Website]
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* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/ Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina]
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* [http://www.veanea.org/ Virginia Education Association Official Website]
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==References==
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{{Virginia schools}}
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{{Virginia (Sunshine Review)}}
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[[category:rated Virginia school districts]]
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[[Category:School districts in Virginia]]
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{{Sr schools page note}}
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Latest revision as of 12:00, 2 April 2014

Radford City Schools is a school district in Virginia.