Public Meeting Agenda: March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale:  The Norfolk Public School District's board of education meeting is called to order.  
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member is absent, there will need to be a  motion to excuse the absence.
1.2. Vision/Mission/Strategic Goals of the Norfolk Public School District
Rationale:   

It is the VISION of Norfolk Public Schools to be a top-performing school that provides outstanding educational opportunities for every student and is a source of pride and an asset to our community.

The MISSION of Norfolk Public Schools is to prepare all students to pursue their goals for the future.

Strategic Goals:

    • Goal #1:  By Fall 2017, NPS will implement and communicate a curriculum that is scoped, sequenced, and aligned with state and national standards.

    • Goal #2:  By Fall 2017, NPS will expand career awareness activities and provide course offerings in all 6 (Nebraska Career Education) Career Cluster areas through partnerships.

    • Goal #3:  By Spring 2015, NPS will implement a continuous and comprehensive integration of technology for all students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         

         

         

         

         

         

        1.3. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
        2. Pledge of Allegiance
        Rationale:  Please stand and join us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
        3. Approve Agenda
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Agenda as listed Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        4. Presentations, Special Recognition, Focus on Students
        4.1. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  This month's Award for Excellence is given to Ronda Spanel, Reading Teacher at Washington Elementary.
        4.2. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        Rationale:  Music Presentation by Middle School Students.
        4.3. Principal's Report
        Rationale:  Panther Prowls (Instructional Rounds) Presentation by Bel Air Principal, Tim Kwapnioski.
        5. Public Comments & Communication
        Rationale:  This is the time during the board meeting when the public may request to address the board regarding an agenda item. If you wish to comment, we ask that you identify yourself and indicate the agenda item to which you will be speaking.
        6. Information and Discussion Items
        Rationale:  All committee and director's reports were submitted in writing this month in order to save plenty of time for our interviews.  Does anyone have any questions or comments regarding those reports?
        7. Approve Consent Agenda
        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.
        7.1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
        Rationale:  - February 10, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
        - February 27, 2014 2nd Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
        - March 6, 2014 Special Board Meeting Minutes
        7.2. Personnel
        7.2.1. Contract Approval
        Rationale:  Mary Luhr, Director of Student Programs for 2014-2015
        Frank Hebenstreit, Director of Special Education for 1st semester of 2014-2015
        7.2.2. Resignations
        Rationale:  No resignations to approve.
        7.3. Claims
        8. Action Items
        8.1. Interview and Select new School Board Member
        Rationale:  Tammy Day
        Linnea Gettman
        Justin Young
        Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint _____________ to the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education to complete the remainder of Julee Pfeil's term. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        8.2. Resolution Approving Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement
        Rationale:  Lutheran High Northeast and Norfolk Catholic High School have requested that we enter into a Cooperative Agreement for Girls Softball for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.  The Activities Committee has discussed this request and determined that it does follow the guidelines set within our Board Policy 503.4 and related Administrative Rule.  The set cap for Girls Softball is 38, and we are currently below that number.
        Recommended Motion(s):  READ OFFICIAL RESOLUTION Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        8.3. Approve up to $150,000 in additional claims each month to be utlized for QCPUF approved projects requiring time sensitive change-orders
        Rationale:  These projects have already been approved in the QCPUF annual budget and were voted upon by the board.  We are asking for approval to move forward with time-sensitive change orders, if needed.  The claims will be posted for review by the board the following  month, in a separate list. We do not anticipate this happening frequently, but want to be prepared as we move into our Facilities Plan.
        8.4. 2nd Reading of Board Policies in Section 5000a and 5000b (Students); discuss, consider and take action to adopt said policies
        Rationale:  Policy sections 5000a and 5000b have been reviewed by the administrative team, as well as the Board Policy Committee.  Their First Reading was approved last month.  Are their any questions or comments before they are approved for Second and Final reading and made into board policy?
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the board polices identified as Section 4000b and 4000c (Personnel) as presented and to repeal and rescind all existing Board policies that pertain to the same matters or that are otherwise conflicting, including without limitation existing policies: 501.01, 501.02, 501.03, 501.04, 501.22, 501.51, 501.6, 502.1, 502.2, 502.21, 502.3, and 504.8. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        8.5. First Reading of Proposed Board Policy Sections 5000c and 5000d (Students)
        Rationale:  Policy Sections 5000c and 5000d, relating to Students, have been reviewed, discussed, and edited by the Administrative Team and the Board Policy Committee. They have also been available for you to review.  Do you have any questions or comments about these policies prior to approving their First Reading?
        Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the First Reading of Proposed Board Policy Sections 5000c and 5000d related to Students. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        9. Update on Previous Business
        10. Future Meetings
        Rationale:  The second meeting of the month will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the Central Office Board Room.  

        The next regular board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14th in the City Offices.  A board supper will be held prior to the meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the City Offices Conference Room. The Study Session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Offices Conference Room.  The Regular Board Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Norfolk City Council Chambers. All components are open to the public.
        11. Adjournment
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