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{{tnr}}'''Warren County Public Schools''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Warren County Public 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 Warren County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, is available. 2010-2011 budget information has not yet been posted.<ref name="Budget">[http://www.vbschools.com/administration/op_budget_2010.pdf ‘Warren County Public Schools’, 2009-2010 Budget, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* School Board meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=88 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, School Board Meetings, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* Administrative and school board contact information is available.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=32 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, Central Office Staff Directory, July 29, 2010]</ref><ref name="School Board">[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=51 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, School Board and Board of Supervisors, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=113 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, Virginia School Report Card, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* Section K: School-Community Relations of the Warren County School Board Policy Manual includes Request for Information procedures in compliance with Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes hiring and evaluation procedures.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=38 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* Salary and benefits information is available.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=6 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, Employment, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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* The School Board’s financial information is included in Warren County’s 2009 County Audit.<ref>[http://www.warrencountyva.net/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=file&Itemid=389 ‘Warren County Public Schools’, County Audit, July 28, 2010]</ref>
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* Vendor contract information is 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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* The website does not include the results of background checks.
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* Current 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 [[Warren County School Board]] is comprised of five members representing the county districts.<ref name="School Board"/>
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'''Current School Board Members'''
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{|class="wikitable"
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! Member
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! District
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! Term
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! Term Expires
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| [[Boyles, Roy K.]], Chairman || North River ||  || December 31, 2011
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| [[Joanne F. Cherefko]], Vice Chairman || South River || || December 31, 2011
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| [[Catherine R. Bower]] || Fork ||  || December 31, 2013
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| [[Kimberly M. Athey]] || Shenandoah ||  || December 31, 2011
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| [[James S. Wells]] || Happy Creek || || December 31, 2013
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|}
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The current division superintendent is Pamela M. McInnis.
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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 Warren County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget totaled $48,451,695, 56% of which was dedicated to instruction costs. The budget included $2,214,089 in federal revenue (5% of the revenue source), $19,479,119 in county appropriation (40%), $26,483,539 in state revenue (55%), and $72,941,384 in miscellaneous revenue (less than 1%).<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 Warren County Public Schools as having a student population of 5,442 and 8 schools in the division.
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Warren County Public School Division did not make AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=93&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Warren County Public Schools, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
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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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| A.S. Rhodes Elementary || K - 5 || 297 || Yes
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| E. Wilson Morrison Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 442 || No
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| Hilda J. Barbour Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 541 || No
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| Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 561 || No
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| Ressie Jeffries Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 652|| No
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| Skyline High || 8 - 12 || 1,185 || No
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| Warren County High || 8 - 12 || 976 || Yes
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| Warren County Middle || 6 - 7 || 788 || Yes
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==School Choice==
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Virginia passed its initial charter school law in 1998, revising it in 2002, 2004, and 2010 to ensure fair and accurate review of charter school applications. In 2009, Governor Kaine removed caps on the number of charter schools permitted in the state. The most recent changes were approved under HB 1390 and SB 736B, the latter of which incorporates a new type of charter schools called the College Partnership, which will include teacher education programs
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Currently, Virginia has three charter schools in operation. Located in Albemarle County, the [[Community Public Charter School]], which opened in 2008, offers an art-based curriculum for struggling sixth-grade students.  The [[Murray High School]] charter school, also located in Albermarle County, serves at-risk students in grade 9-12.  The [[York River Academy]], which focuses on educating students for careers in computers and technology, is located in York County.
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A third charter school, the [[Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts]], is scheduled to open in Richmond County in summer 2010.
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Charter schools meet the public school choice option required of school districts by the Federal [[No Child Left Behind Act]], offered to parents of students attending underperforming schools.
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E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Warren County failed to achieve AYP for two consecutive years and was in Year 1 of School Improvement in the 2009-2010 academic year. The school was required to offer public schools choice and students had the option of attending another elementary school in the county, including Rhodes, Jeffries, Barbour, and Keyser elementary schools. 440 students were eligible for public schools choice and 31 students participated.<ref>[http://www.wcps.k12.va.us/index.cfm?action=page&page=117 ‘Warren County Public Schools’ Public School Choice, July 29, 2010]</ref>
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The Commonwealth of Virginia created the Virginia Charter School Resource Center to assist in encouraging the charter school movement in the State.<ref>[http://www.virginiacharterschools.org/ 'Virginia Charter School Resource Center', June 10, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+CHAP0530, 'General Assembly of Virginia Bill Tracking', Chapter 530, June 10, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2010/04_apr/agenda_items/item_b.pdf 'Charter School Legislation', June 10, 2010]</ref>
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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.wcps.k12.va.us/ Warren County Public Schools Official Website]
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* [http://www.warrencountyva.net/ Warren County 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 10:34, 24 March 2014

Warren County Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.