Public Meeting Agenda: May 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

May 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member is absent, there will need to be a motion to excuse the absence.
2. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
3. Vision/Mission/Strategic Goals of the Norfolk Public School District
Rationale:   

It is the vision of the Norfolk Public Schools to actively engage all students in learning
through a relevant and comprehensive standards-based curriculum that integrates
 21st century skills, tools, context, and assessments.
  

    • Goal #1:  All students will succeed at each grade level and graduate from high school well-prepared for a variety of post-secondary pursuits.

    • Goal #2:  All students will feel connected with the school and the learning process.

    • Goal #3:  District resources, programs, and departments will be aligned to attain high levels of student achievement and instructional excellence.

    • Goal #4:  The community will be engaged to support high levels of student achievement.

      The mission of the Norfolk Public Schools is to prepare studentswith the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a complex, global society.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         

         

         

         

         

         

        4. Welcome, Public Comments, Communication
        5. Hearing on Student Fee Policy and Parental Involvement Policy
        Rationale:  Student Fee:
        1. Review of money collected in 2010-2011.
        2. Use of waivers provided for in policy.
        6. Amendments to Agenda/Approval of Consent Agenda Items
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
        Rationale:  April 11, 2011 -- 4:30 Study Session
        April 11, 2011 -- 7:30 Regular Session
        April 28, 2011 -- 2nd Meeting of the Month

        6.2. Personnel
        6.2.1. Approval of Teaching Contracts
        Rationale: 
        6.2.2. Resignations
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the resignations effective at the end of the 2010-2011 contract year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.3. Policy
        6.3.1. First Reading of Policy No. 403.5 - Certificated Employee Evaluation
        Rationale: 

        The district is in the process of updating certificated employee evaluations. This is an amendment of the policy that will address changes in the evaluation process. 

        6.4. Approval of School Meal Prices
        Rationale:  Approval of school lunch and breakfast program prices for the 2011-2012 school year.

         
        6.5. Bank Resolutions
        6.6. Claims
        7. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  Marilyn LaCrosse, Bel Air Elementary School Secretary

        Beth Schoenherr, ELL teacher at Bel Air and Grant Elemenary Schools
        8. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        Rationale:  4th grade students from Washington Elementary School will present "Partnerhip with Head Start."
        9. Reports and Discussion Items
        9.1. Superintendent's Report
        9.2. Financial Report
        Rationale:  Board has approved the bills for the month of May as follows:

        General Fund = $291,888.68
        Cooperative Fund = $17,558.56
        Lunch Fund = $76,877.97
        Special Building Fund = $816.00
        Employee Benefit Fund = $7,165.30

        We closed on the Reiche property today.  We have sold the modular at Montesorri.  We will close on the Sunny Meadow property on May 23, 2011.
        9.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        Rationale: 


        Summer Training for Teachers

         

        During the summer months, science teachers in grades 3-8 will be working to finalize some curriculum revisions for the upcoming school year.  Each group will work approximately two to three days to complete work that has been done during PLCs and during other times. 

         

        Many teachers are enrolling in summer courses that will be a continuation of the Digital Boot Camp that took place during the second semester of the year. 

         

        Approximately ten teachers are registered to attend a workshop through ESU #8 titled Supporting Literacy Development and Success which will be delivered by nationally known presenter Anita Archer.  This workshop will take place in late July and will focus on literacy acquisition for older students (4th through 8th grade students).

         

        An additional core group of teachers from the junior high and high school will receive additional Professional Learning Communities training at a workshop in July.

         

        End of May Trainings

        A reminder for board members that significant trainings will be taking place for nearly all teachers in the district on May 25 & 26.  Junior high and high school teachers will be receiving days one and two of the APL training.  This will take place at the Lifelong Learning Center.  K-4 teachers will be receiving DIBELS Next training at First Christian Church.  Both trainings will begin at 8:30 each day and run until approximately 3:00.

         

         

        NeSA-Reading, Math, & Science Assessments

         

        As of last Friday, all NeSA testing is complete.  Testing materials is being inventoried and will be returned to the state later this week.  We expect results for reading and mathematics sometime in mid-August.  No results will be returned for the science test since it is a pilot test.

        9.4. Student Services Report
        Rationale: 
        • TeamMates of Norfolk One-Hour Walk for scholarships and operating expenses for 2011-2012 is Friday night, May 6 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sr. High track

        • Johnson O’Malley Native American Honors Night is Thursday, May 12th beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Ponca Hills (1800 Syracuse Ave.)

        • NHS graduation is Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Norfolk Senior High

        • Last day of school for K-12 students is Tuesday, May 24 with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal

        • Senior High summer school starts Thursday, May 31 Elementary Title I summer school begins on Thursday, June 2

        • Elementary Title I summer school begins on Thursday, June 2

         

         

        9.5. Finance Committee Report
        Rationale:  Finance Committee:

        1.  Reviewed the bills for the month.
        2.  Reviewed the proposed meal prices for student and adults for the 2011-2012 school year.
        3.  Discussion regarding the District's 403(b) Program.
        4.  Reviewed the Benchmark 4 Excellence Report.
        9.6. Activities Committee Report
        10. Action Items
        10.1. Policy
        10.1.1. Approval of Policies After Public Hearing
        Rationale: 

        10.1.1.1. Amended Student Fee Policy
        Rationale: 

        A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on a proposed Student Fees Policy.  The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Student Fees Policy.

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion that the Amended Student Fees Policy (503.6) for the 2011-2012 school year be approved and the policy adopted. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10.1.1.2. First Reading of the Parental Involvement Policy No. 705.3
        Rationale:  A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on the Parental Involvement Policy.  The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the Parental Involvement Policy.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion that the 1st Reading of the Amended Parental Involvement Policy (705.3) be approved. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10.2. Wind Energy Resolution
        11. Future Meetings
        12. Adjournment
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