Public Meeting Agenda: May 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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May 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2012 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

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. 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.
        5.1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
        5.2. Tuition Waiver for Foreign Exchange Students
        Rationale:  Mr. Witte's office has approved the application as meeting all of the district requirements for the following student:
        1.  Joana Teixein, Brazil, Jerry Neilsen host family
        Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of tuition waiver for foreign exchange student. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.3. Personnel
        5.3.1. Approval of Teaching Contracts
        Rationale:  Approval of the following teaching contracts for the 2012-2013 school year:

        1.  Katherine Naranjo, Guidance Counselor, Washington School
        2.  Jesse Lichtenberg, School Psychologist, District (TBD)
        3.  Sarah Montag, Science, Junior High
        4.  Cassie Manhart, Science, High School
        5.  Ryan Goetsch, Special Education, High School
        6.  Peggy Belt, High School Language Arts
        5.4. Approval of School Meal Prices
        Rationale:  Approval of school lunch and breakfast program prices for the 2012-2013 school year.

        5.5. Bids for Services 2012-2013
        Rationale:  The board reviewed the bids for these items at the study session.

        Recommended Motion(s):  Recommend motion to award the following bids for the 2012-2013 school year: 1. Pest Tec, Inc. for pest control 2. Prime Sanitation for sanitation services 3. Sara Lee for bread 4. Roberts Dairy for milk Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.6. Policy
        5.6.1. First Reading of amended Policy No. 501.6 Foreign Exchange Students

        Policy 501.6 is being amended.

        5.6.2. First Reading of amended Policy No. 801.1 Internet Safety & Acceptable Use
        Rationale:  Policy 801.1 is being amended.
        5.7. Claims
        6. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  Kim Erickson, Norfolk Middle School music teacher
        7. Faith Regional Athletic Trainers
        Rationale:  The Norfolk Board of Education, Administration, and Athletic Department wish to recognize the trainers from Faith Regional who provide services to our students. We would like to thank Faith Regional Health Services for providing this service to our coaches and athletes. Representing FRHS tonight:

        Jim Sinek, President and CEO
        Jenny Aschoff
        Justin Young
        Brooke Hughes, Trainer for Norfollk Public Schools
        Bob Sullivan, Trainer for Norfolk Public Schools
        8. Focus on Students/Best of the Best

        Montessori Is 21st Century Learning!


        Grace Day
        Paeton Coler
        Lucas Larsen
        Kelsey Hall
        Allison Sumner
        Berkley Brummond

        Photos taken by:

        Tyler Wilson
        Skylar Kelly
        Gage Dohren

        Staff Members:

        Jill Marsden - kindergarten
        Joannie Olenich - 1st and 2nd
        Gretchen Vanness - 1st and 2nd
        Julie Shoemaker - 3rd
        Kathy Farlee - 4th
        Deb Sudbeck - Media Para
        Jenni Drahota - Principal

        9. Reports and Discussion Items
        9.1. Superintendent's Report
        Rationale:  1. Report from study session
            a. Technology Upgrade Bid
            b. Financial Items
        9.2. Financial Report
        Rationale:  The May expenditures as approved in the consent agenda are as follows:

        General Fund                                $369,940.90
        Cooperative Fund                             $8,498.23
        Nutrition Services Fund                   $86,695.59
        Employee Benefit Fund                     $7,112.25
        Special Building Fund                      $36,875.20

        -Lunch/Breakfast Prices for 2012-2013
        -Milk, Bread, Sanitation Service, Pest Control Service Bids
        -Discretionary Budget Forms
        -Letter of "Intent to Return"
        9.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports

        NeSA Testing


        As of Friday, May 4, all NeSA testing is complete.  All tests have been submitted to the testing company.  I want to complement the Norfolk Public Schools staff for the professional and efficient manner with which they handled the testing.  They worked hard to ensure that our students had a safe testing environment where they were able to put forth their best effort.  Principals, teachers, paras and secretaries all work hard to make the testing happen and they do a wonderful job of doing so.  Also, hats off to our students who took part in the following testing sessions by grade:

        • 3rd Grade—reading and math—4 testing sessions
        • 4th grade—reading, math, and writing—6 testing sessions
        • 5th grade—reading, math, and science—6 testing sessions
        • 6th grade—reading and math—4 testing sessions
        • 7th grade—reading and math—4 testing sessions
        • 8th grade—reading, math, science, and writing—8 testing sessions
        • 11th grade—reading, math, science, and writing—8 testing sessions
        9.4. Student Services Report


        Summer School opportunities at Norfolk Public Schools:

        -          Sr. High and Alternatives for Success will operate two sessions

        -                - First Session  - May 29th-June 19

        -                - Second Session- June 20th – July 16th


        -          Special Education sessions:

        -                - Bel Air Elementary:  Resource, Life and Autism

        -                - Middle School:  Life and Autism

        -                - Senior High:  Autism. Life and Achievement Center

        -                - Woodland Park Elementary:  Deaf Education

        -                - Lincoln Elementary:  Early Childhood SPED


        This year on May 2nd all of Norfolk Public Elementary Schools held their Kindergarten Round-up for our 2012-2013 kindergarten classes.  All schools had a morning and an afternoon session.  Parents and students came to school together.  Parents completed some necessary paperwork for enrolling their child in school, discussed immunizations, physical exam needs and the kindergarten program.  Students worked with the teachers and paraeducators on school readiness skills like coloring, numbers, group activities for fine and gross motor skills, and listened to and interacted with various story books.


        There were 265 students who participated in these half day activities.  I have heard good comments from building administrators, teachers, parents and the students.  Elementary administrators would like to continue this activity next year.


        Important dates in May:

                    May 20th – Graduation at Norfolk Senior High School

                    May 23rd - Last day for students grades K-11 - School dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

                    May 24th - Last day for teachers



        9.5. Facilities & Finance Committee Report
        9.6. Activities Committee Report
        1. Mr. Dolliver recommended for admission prices for 2012-2013:
        • Admission $5/$4 for varsity
        • Admission $4/$3 for non-varsity
        • Admission $3/$2 for Junior High
        • Activity Cards for students - $35
        • All Sports Pass - $75
        • Golden Age Pass - $25

             2.  Activity Passes for NPS Employees 

                  The committee discussed recommendations from Mr. Dolliver for employee passes for the upcoming year. There will also be some discussion about the recommendation with all of the district administrators and principals before it is communicated to staff. 

        10. Action Items
        10.1. Reimbursement Resolution
         Requesting Board approval of a Reimbursement Resolution that will allow the District to reimburse certain capital expenditures from the proceeds of QCPUF bonds.

        10.2. Approval of Technology Update
        Rationale:  Approval of the unit bid list for computer updates.
        11. Future Meetings
        Rationale:  The second monthly meeting of the board is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2012 at noon in the central office board room.

        The next regular meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Monday, June 11, 2012. The study session will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the central office board room and the regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
        12. Adjournment
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