Public Meeting Agenda: March 9, 2009 at 6:15 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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March 9, 2009 at 6:15 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

March 9, 2009 at 6:15 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
        5.3.1. Resignations
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the resignations effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.4. Claims
        6. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  Award for Exellence recipients were Diane Price, Woodland Park teacher (January recipient) and Theresa Farnik, Bel Air teacher (March recipient).
        7. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        Rationale:  Focus on Students was given by Jane Uzzell and students from Lincoln School on Encountering the Arts.
        8. Reports and Discussion Items
        8.1. Superintendent's Report
        8.2. Financial Report
        8.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        8.3.1. Curriculum Coordinating Council Report
        8.4. Student Services Report
        Rationale:  DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

        Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Attendance  

         

         

        School

        Spring, 2007

        Spring, 2008

        Spring, 2009

        Bel Air Elementary

        98.5 %

        99.3%

        98.2%

        Grant Elementary

        97%

        100%

        100%

        Jefferson Elementary

        99%

        96.0%

        99.5%

        Lincoln Elementary

        87%

        94.9%

        96%

        Norfolk Public Montessori

        100%

        100%

        100%

        Northern Hills Elementary

        97%

        100%

        100%

        Sunny Meadow School

        100%

        100%

        100%

        Washington Elementary

        93.6%

        94.5%

        94.1%

        Westside Elementary

        98%

        97.8%

        98.5%

        Woodland Park Elementary

        98%

        98%

        98%

        Norfolk Middle School

        75%

        61%

        50%

        Norfolk Junior High

        67%

        68%

        68%

        Norfolk Senior High

        59.3%

        58.4%

        64.4%

        • The district’s ELL teachers are currently working on the development of curriculum objectives for our Second Language students. Our purpose is to identify essential language skills and a sequence to teaching those skills. We are hoping to have this complete by May 2009.
        • March 26 is the local Arts Festival for public school 3rd and 4th graders. The activities are organized by art instructors Jackie Ruzicka and Sue Burns from NPS and Chris Rempe from the Norfolk Arts Center. If you are free anytime during the day on the 26th, slip over and take a look at what they do.
        • Spring sports practice started on Monday 2 March. So those activities will begin soon.
        • Speech and debate activities for NPS will be finishing up this month. Hopefully you have been able to keep track of their success this month.
        • NPS will again be participating in the NEEC Jazz Festival this month.
        • The spring musical is "Bye, Bye, Birdie" and performances will be March 26-28.
        • MS, JH and SH counselors are nearing the completion of the student registration process at their schools. From what the counselors shared at our Guidance Meeting, the registration process has gone very well this year.

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        8.5. Finance/Activities Committee Reports
        9. Action Items
        9.1. Contract for Director of Business Services
        Rationale: 
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the contract for the Director of Business Services. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        9.2. Budget Resolution
        10. Other: Shaping the Future Committee Recommendations
        Rationale:  The board will be hearing information and recommendations from both the Shaping the Future Committee and the administration.  The board will hear the reports but will not take any action at this meeting.  There will be opportunities for public comment on the recommendations at future meetings.
        11. Future Meetings
        12. Adjournment
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