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{{tnr}}'''York County School Division''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''York County School Division''' is a [[Virginia school districts|school district]] in [[Virginia]].
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==Website evaluation==
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: ''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia school district websites]]''
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===The good===
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* The York County Public Schools approved 2010-2011 budget, including federal, state, and local revenue information, is available. Archived budget information and per pupil expenditure reports are also posted.<ref name="Budget">[http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/budget/default.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, Budget, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* School Board meeting schedule, minutes and agendas are posted.<ref>[http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/schoolBoard/meetings-0910.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, 2009-2010 School Board Meetings, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* Administrative and school board contact information is available.<ref> [http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/administration/administrativeDirectory.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, Administrative Directory, August 2, 2010]</ref><ref name="School Board">[http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/schoolBoard/members.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, School Board Members, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* Academic performance information is available via a link to the Virginia Department of Education School Report Card. Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) information is also posted.<ref>[http://yorkcountyschools.org/aboutUs/testing/reportCards.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, State School Report Cards, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* Chapter 11: Communications of the York County School Division Policy Manual includes information regarding Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act requests and Chapter 4: Fiscal Management includes information regarding audit requirements.<ref>[http://yorkcountyschools.org/docs/Policy_Manual.pdf ‘York County Public Schools’, Policy Manual, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* Teacher salary scale and benefits information is posted.<ref>[http://yorkcountyschools.org/employees/employment/default.aspx ‘York County Public Schools’, Employment, August 2, 2010]</ref>
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* The school board’s financial information is included in York County’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.<ref>[http://www.yorkcounty.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=oeGx%2bem7FLs%3d&tabid=7506&mid=8597 ‘York County’, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, August 2, 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 [[York County School Board]] is comprised of five elected members representing the county districts. Members are elected to four-year terms; the current term ends in November of 2011.<ref name="School Board"/>
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'''Current School Board Members'''
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| [[Mark A. Medford]], Chairman || District 3 ||  || November 2011
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| [[Robert W. George D.D.S.]], Vice Chairman || District 5 || || November 2011
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| [[Barbara S. Haywood]] || District 1 ||  || November 2011
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| [[Linda Meadows]] || District 2 || || November 2011
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| [[R. Page Minter]] || District 4 || || November 2011
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The current division superintendent is Eric Williams, Ed.D. 
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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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| [[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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==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.<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>
 
 
The [[Virginia Department of Education]] School Division Report Card reports York County Public Schools as having a student population of 12,729 and 19 schools in the division.
 
 
York County Public School Division made AYP for the 2009-2010 school year.<ref>[https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/report.do?division=98&schoolName=All ‘Virginia Department of Education’, York County Public Schools, August 2, 2010]</ref>
 
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | School
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Grade
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Enrollment
 
! style="background:#d0e5f5" | Made Adequate Yearly
 
Progress for 2009?
 
 
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| Bethel Manor Elementary || Pre-K – 5 || 542 || Yes
 
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| Bruton High || 9 – 12, PG || 673 || Yes
 
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| Coventry Elementary || Pre-K – 5 || 626 || Yes
 
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| Dare Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 455 || Yes
 
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| Grafton Bethel Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 618 || Yes
 
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| Grafton High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,289 || Yes
 
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| Grafton Middle || 6 - 8 || 875 || No
 
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| Magruder Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 621 || Yes
 
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| Mount Vernon Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 556 || Yes
 
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| Queens Lake Middle || 6 - 8 || 489 || No
 
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| Seaford Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 523 || Yes
 
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| Tabb Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 554 || Yes
 
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| Tabb High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,255 || Yes
 
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| Tabb Middle || 6 - 8 || 830 || No
 
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| Waller Mill Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 322 || Yes
 
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| York High || 9 – 12, PG || 1,089 || Yes
 
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| York River Academy || 9 – 12 || 58 || Yes
 
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| Yorktown Elementary || Pre-K - 5 || 601 || Yes
 
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| Yorktown Middle || 6 - 8 || 753 || No
 
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==Unions==
 
 
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>
 
 
==External links==
 
{{wikipedia entry}}
 
* [http://yorkcountyschools.org/ York County Public Schools Official Website]
 
* [http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ York County Official Website]
 
* [http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ Virginia Department of Education Official Website]
 
* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/ Official Website of the Commonwealth of Virgina]
 
* [http://www.veanea.org/ Virginia Education Association Official Website]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:23, 26 February 2014

York County School Division is a school district in Virginia.

Budget

York County School Division published its annual budget on their district website.[1]

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 $89,283,022 72.1% $11,201,402 9.1% $10,961,577 8.9% $0 0% $12,325,270 10% $123,771,271
2011-2012 $89,675,025 72.5% $10,920,541 8.8% $11,119,949 9% $0 0% $11,977,669 9.7% $123,693,184
Averages: $89,479,023.5 72% $11,060,971.5 9% $11,040,763 9% $0 0% $12,151,469.5 10% $123,732,227.5

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