Dothan City Schools, Alabama
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- Financial information is available, including monthly financial reports and check registers, but the complete current budget is not posted.
- Board meeting times, agendas and archived minutes are posted.
- The Board of Education members are listed; email addresses but not phone numbers are provided.
- The Administrators are listed and a phone directory is provided; individual contact information, including email addresses, are not provided.
- Recent audits are posted.
- Bids and requests for proposals are posted.
- Salary Schedules are posted.
- No tax information is available.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- No lobbyists are mentioned.
- There is no information about requesting public records under the Alabama Public Records Law.
- Academic performance reports are not provided. The information can also be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Background checks policies and procedures are not mentioned.
Current Donthan City Public School Board members include:
|School board member||District|
|Dr. Harry Wayne Parrish, Chairman||At Large|
|Mrs. Brenda Guilford||District 1|
|Mr. Franklin Jones||District 2|
|Mr. Charles Woodall||District 3|
|Mr. Jimmy Addison||District 4|
|Mr. Ben Armstrong||District 5|
|Mr. Chris Maddox||District 6|
The current superintendent is Dr. Sam Nichols.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
Current budget information is not available on the district website.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Dothan City Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
Dothan City Schools District has four magnet schools to which students can apply: Montana St. Magnet School (K - 5), Heard Magnet School (K - 5), Beverlye Magnet School (6-8) and Carver Magnet School (6-8).
Dothan prepared an improvement plan in response to the district's missed No Child Left Behind Act goals in the areas of special education students' performance and graduation rates. The improvement plan focuses on dropout prevention, reading proficiency, reporting to the state, and special education.
- Dothan City School District website
- GreatSchools.org - Dothan City
- Local School Directory - Dothan City School District
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Financial
- ↑ Minutesclick on "Archives"]
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Board of Education
- ↑ Administration, Directory
- ↑ 'Dothan City Schools', Administrative Services, September 23, 2010
- ↑ 'Dothan City Schools', Salary Schedule, September 23, 2010
- ↑ ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- ↑ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'Dothan City Schools', Magnet Schools, September 23, 2010
- ↑ 'dothaneagle.com', Dothan City Schools presents improvement plan, September 23, 2010