Public Meeting Agenda: December 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

December 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

December 11, 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. Personnel
        5.2.1. Contract Approval
        Rationale:  Approval of teaching contracts for the 2013-2014 school year for: 

        Kayla Bowers, SLP for the District.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve contract for Kayla Bowers for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.2.2. Resignations
        Rationale:  The board will consider the following: 1) Resignation of Sarah Rowse, High School English and Drama Instructor.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the resignation of Sarah Rowse effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.3. Claims
        6. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  Will continue next month.
        7. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        Rationale:  "Science Day at Woodland Park"

        4th Grade Students
        Teachers:  Jamie Blum & Jolene Groninger
        8. Reports and Discussion Items
        8.1. Superintendent's Report
        Rationale:  1. Board Member Recognition.
        2. Google Summit in January
        8.2. Financial Report
        Rationale:  The total amount of bills approved in the consent agenda for the month of November by specific fund are as follows:

        General Fund=$304,906.95; Cooperative Fund=$5,558.48; Lunch Fund=$100,230.46; Bond Fund=$1,512,773.75; Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund=$350,002.50; Student Fee Fund=$15,673.44
        The Finance and Facility Committee reviewed all bills for this consent agenda. Bills unique to this month were discussed for clarification.
        We continue to have adequate cash flow in all of our funds for this fiscal year.  Quarter one Title/ NCLB reimbursements have been submitted.  We received our IDEA allocation for this year which is very close to last years amount.  I have submitted to the state approval for those allocations and hopefully will be able to submit for reimbursement sometime in January or February.
        8.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        8.4. Student Services Report


        • There are many activities occurring during December: elementary holiday programs; sports competitions in wrestling, speech and debate; boys and girls basketball games; swimming and diving meets; fine arts and cheerleading. Hopefully, you will be able to attend those events that are of interest to you.

        • Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m. is the NPS Music Department’s Holiday Concert in Johnny Carson Theater

        • Friday, December 21st is the end of the second quarter/first semester

        • Saturday, December 22nd - Tuesday, December 26th is our winter sports moratorium where no school activities are scheduled

        • Monday, January 7th staff return to start the third quarter/second semester. Monday will be a staff development day.

        • Tuesday, January 8th K-12 students return to start the third quarter/second semester

        • Repairs have been completed on a boiler at Lincoln Elementary School. Work continues on the pneumatic heating/cooling systems at Junior High and Lincoln School.

        • Winterization projects have been completed across our district regarding: sprinkler systems, concession areas and green space.

        • Sand and de-icer materials have been ordered and delivered to our maintenance shed areas. Snow moving equipment is ready for use.

          HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

        8.5. Facilities & Finance Committee Report
        Rationale:  The Finance and Facility Committee met at 12:00 noon today at the Central Office Board Room. The committee received updates from Mr. Witte on district roofing projects, reviewed claims for the month and also discussed the audit performed by Morrow, Davies & Toelle.  Mr. Robinson and Dr. Uhing went through the audit and answered any questions members had.  All committee members had a chance to review the information concerning the audit prior to the meeting as well as claims for the month of November.  The committee will next meet on Jan. 14th at 12 noon.
        8.6. Activities Committee Report
        9. Action Items
        9.1. Accept Bid for the District Insurance Package
        Rationale:  The board finance committee has reviewed the insurance proposals and is recommending acceptance of the bid from Insurance Associates. The annual premium cost would be $214,297 as Zurich Insurance Co.  
        9.2. Accept District Audit
        Rationale:  The finance committee and board of education have reviewed the district audit.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the district audit for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        9.3. Approve Project Management Service Contract for Roof Projeccts
        Rationale:  Final approval of the contract with Heartland Roofing, Inc. to manage all of the district roof replacements for a term of 3 years, effective January 1, 2013 at the rate of 6.5%.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the 3-year roof management contract with Heartland Roofing at the 6.5% fee. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10. Future Meetings
        Rationale:  A second meeting of the month will not be conducted due to the winter break. 

        The next regular meeting of the board of education is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013. The study session will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the central office board room and the regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the city council chambers.

        11. Adjournment
        << Back to the Public Page for Norfolk Public Schools