Public Meeting Agenda: November 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session

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November 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session Agenda

November 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session
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. Reports and Discussion Items
3.1. FFA Sponsor
Rationale:  The sponsor of the Norfolk Public School FFA chapter, Mr. Dustin Lambertsen, will be on hand to provide an update to chapter activities.
3.2. Proposed GNSA Changes
Rationale:  At the annual GNSA meeting in November, discussion will take place to re-establish the focus and procedures of the Greater Nebraska Schools Association. These changes may be voted on at this meeting, therefore this discussion will prepare our representatives for any votes.
3.3. Policy
Rationale: 

In the spring of 2011, the Nebraska legislature passed LB1006 revising the age requirements for students entering kindergarten beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The bill states:

 

“(a) Except as provided in subdivision (2)(b) of this section, the school board of any school district shall not admit any child into the kindergarten of any school of such school district unless such child has reached the age of five years on or before July 31 of the calendar year in which the school year for which the child is seeking admission begins; and (b) The board may admit a child who will reach the age of five years on or after August 1 and on or before October 15 of such school year if the parent or guardian requests such entrance and provides an affidavit stating that (i) the child attended kindergarten in another jurisdiction in the current school year, (ii) the family anticipates relocation to another jurisdiction that would allow admission within the current year, or (iii) the child has demonstrated through a recognized assessment procedure approved by the board that he or she is capable of carrying the work of kindergarten. On or before January 1, 2012, each school board shall, for purposes of this subdivision, approve and make available a recognized assessment procedure for determining if a child is capable of carrying the work of kindergarten. The school board shall update approved procedures as the board deems appropriate.”

3.4. Google Education
3.5. Joint Governing Board
Rationale:  Report from November Joint Governing Board meeting.
4. Action Items
5. Minutes of Meetings
6. Other
6.1. Business Meeting Agenda
6.2. Preparation for Board Work Session
7. Adjournment
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