Wise County Public Schools, Virginia
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- The Wise County Public Schools 2009-2010 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, is available.
- School Board meeting schedule, minutes and agendas are available.
- Administrative and school board contact information is available.
- Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card.
- Teacher salary scale and benefits information is available.
- Section K: School Community Relations of the Wise County School Policy Manual includes Requests for Information procedures in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Section D: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements and Section G: Personnel includes information regarding hiring and evaluation procedures.
- Vendor contract information is available on the Virginia state website.
- The website does not include the results of background checks.
- The website does not include the results of audits.
- Current teacher and vendor contracts are not available on the school website. Teacher salary data is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Current School Board Members
|Ted Thompson, Chairman||Voting District 3|
|Nolan L. Kilgore, Vice-Chairman||Voting District 4|
|Mark Hutchinson||Voting District 1|
|Rocky Cantrell||Voting District 1|
|Phillip Bates||Voting District 2|
|Mike Mullins||Voting District 2|
|Betty Cornett||Voting District 3|
|Vanessa Perry||Voting District 4|
The current division superintendent is Dr. Jeff Perry.
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.
Current Board of Education Members
|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|
The Wise County Public Schools 2009-2010 operating budget totaled $78,074,200. The budget included $12,446,700 in federal revenue, $40,506,400 in state revenue, $13,891,600 in local funds, $5,897,200 in sales tax funds, $500,000 in appropriated funds balance, and $4,832,300 in other revenue.
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.
The Virginia Department of Education School Division Report Card reports Wise County Public Schools as having a student population of 6,784 and 15 schools in the division.
Wise County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.
|School||Grade||Enrollment|| Made Adequate Yearly
Progress for 2009?
|Appalachia Elementary||Pre-K - 7||337||No|
|Appalachia High||8 - 12||270||No|
|Coeburn High||9 - 12||419||Yes|
|Coeburn Middle||5 - 8||412||No|
|Coeburn Primary||Pre-K - 4||579||Yes|
|J.J. Kelly High||9 - 12||471||Yes|
|J.W. Adams Combined||Pre-K - 8||595||Yes|
|L.F. Addington Middle||5 - 8||475||Yes|
|Pound High||9 - 12||242||Yes|
|Powell Valley High||9 - 12||542||Yes|
|Powell Valley Middle||5 - 8||520||No|
|Powell Valley Primary||Pre-K - 4||733||Yes|
|St. Paul Elementary||Pre-K – 7||277||Yes|
|St. Paul High||8 - 12||195||Yes|
|Wise Primary||Pre-K - 4||717||Yes|
- Wise County Public Schools Official Website
- Virginia Department of Education Official Website
- Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina
- Virginia Education Association Official Website
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Approved 2009-2010 Budget, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Agendas and Minutes, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Central Office Administrators and Instructional Staff, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Central Administrative Office, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Student Achievement & Academic Standards, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Personnel, August 2, 2010
- ‘Wise County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, July 30, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Virginia State Contracts, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', Education Workforce Data & Reports, June 10, 2010
- 'Legislative Information System', Constitution of Virginia, June 10, 2010
- 'State Board of Education', Board Members, June 10, 2010
- 'Virginia Department of Education', School Report Card Accountability Guide, June 14, 2010
- ‘Virginia Department of Education’, Wise County Public Schools, August 2, 2010
- 'Virginia Education Association', June 10, 2010
- 'National Education Association', June 10, 2010