Public Meeting Agenda: May 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session

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May 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM - Board of Education Study Session Agenda

May 14, 2012 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. Board Committee & Building Visit Reports
3.2. Technology Purchase for Updates
Rationale: 

Discussion regarding the bid list of unit prices for technology updates.

  1. The district has delayed purchases of technology for the past two years due to reduction in revenue resources. The district usually is on a regular rotation of a certain number of computers each year.
  2. District staff are still working on the implementation plan for the updates, but we want to lock in the price for individual units with board approval.
  3. The plan includes conisderation for the purpose of the technology and the needs the update will address, such as:
    • Replacement of computers that are 5-6-7 years old.
    • What it is students should know and be able to do as a result of the use of technology; and, how technology use will improve and assist student achievement.
    • Statewide assessments are completed on computers; there is a need for computers to work appropriately at adequate speed -- and we have issues with that right now.
    • Computers are no longer a luxury; teachers need them to do their jobs and students need them as a learning tool. Theyare integrated at the point of instruction.
3.3. Finance Items -- Meal Prices & Bids for Services
Rationale:  The business meeting consent agenda includes the proposed school meal prices for 2012-2013. The business meeting consent agenda also includes bids for services (pest control, milk, bread and sanitation). This board will discuss these items at this study session.
3.4. Policy Review
Rationale:  Policies to be reviewed. First reading will be tonight:
  1. 501.6 Foreign Exchange Students
  2. 801.1 Acceptable Use of Technology
3.5. Reimbursement Resolution
3.6. District Lobbyist
4. Action Items
4.1. Executive Session
4.1.1. Move out of Executive Session
5. Minutes of Meetings
6. Other
6.1. Business Meeting Agenda
6.2. Board Committee Meetings
Rationale:  Discussion of meetings to be scheduled and possible dates.
7. Adjournment
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