Public Meeting Agenda: February 9, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 9, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 9, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
2. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
3. Vision/Mission/Strategic Goals of the Norfolk Public School District
Rationale:   

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. Excused Absences
        5.3. Personnel
        5.4. Student Tuition Waiver for Foreign Exchange Student
        Rationale:  The student request is for Rattana Chockduangdee of Thailand.  The host family is Phil & Kathy Steinkamp.

        This student has met the school requirements for the district and their application has been approved by the NPS Office of Student Services. 
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve tuition waiver. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.5. Claims
        6. Award for Excellence
        7. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        8. Reports and Discussion Items
        8.1. Superintendent's Report
        8.2. Financial Report
        8.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        8.3.1. Curriculum Council Report
        8.4. Student Services Report
        8.5. Finance/Activities Committee Reports
        9. Action Items
        9.1. School Calendar for 2009-2010
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the school calendar. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        9.2. Policy
        Rationale:  First reading of two new board policies.

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy No. 201.7 and 201.8. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        9.2.1. Conflict of Interest Policy 201.7
        Rationale:  The policy was reviewed by the board of education during the January study session.  
        9.2.2. Code of Ethics Policy 201.8
        Rationale:  The policy was reviewed by the board of education during the January study session.
        10. Future Meetings
        11. Adjournment
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