Public Meeting Agenda: June 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

June 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Budget Amendment Hearing -- 7:00 P.M.
Rationale: 

A hearing is scheduled to amend the school budgets for the 2009-2010 school year.  As in the past, the Norfolk School District receives funds from various state and federal sources that are not known during budget development. This public hearing is held to discuss, consider and receive input on the proposed amended budgets. 

The board will not take action during this hearing, but will act on the amendment as an agenda item during the regular board meeting tonight.  The regular business meeting of the board will begin at the close of this hearing.

2. Call to Order
3. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
4. 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.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         

         

         

         

         

         

        5. Welcome, Public Comments, Communication
        6. 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.
        6.1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
        6.2. Excused Absences
        6.3. Personnel
        6.3.1. Approval of Teaching Contracts
        Rationale:  Approval of teaching contracts for the 2009-2010 school year for:
        1. Lisa Goodman -- Special Education
        2. Amy Nealeigh -- Spanish
        3. Rita Sukup -- Family and Consumer Science; contract amended from 1.0 FTE (Full Time Equivalency) to .6 at employee request.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of teaching contracts for the 2009-2010 school year for: 1. Lisa Goodman, and 2. Amy Nealeigh and the amended contract for Rita Sukup. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.4. Claims
        6.5. Approval of Student Handbooks
        Rationale:  Approval of student handbooks for the 2009-2010 school year.  The board reviewed the handbooks during the earlier study session.

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the student handbooks for the 2009-2010 school year Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.6. Approval of School Meal Prices
        Rationale:  Approval of school lunch and breakfast program prices for the 2009-2010 school year.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of school lunch and breakfast prices Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.7. Approval of Amended Student Fee Policy
        Rationale:  First Reading.
        7. Award for Excellence
        8. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        9. Reports and Discussion Items
        9.1. Superintendent's Report
        9.2. Financial Report
        9.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        9.4. Student Services Report
        Rationale: 

        DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

         

         

        ·         Summer School classes are in full swing for Norfolk Public Schools. Senior High is hosting classes for students grade 9-12; Middle School is hosting classes for 10 days for selected students and elementary Title I Reading classes started  on June 1 and will continue on a half-day basis through the 26th.

         

        ·         ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds have been entered into our district’s GMS (Grant Management System) and we are waiting state approval on the use of these funds.

         

        ·         The Student Service Office has received reports from each of our district buildings relative to “Student/Staff Drug/Alcohol Violations” for the 2008-09 school year.  If you would like to view this compilation of information please stop by my office and I will share that anonymous information.

         

        ·         End of May Enrollment Comparison

         

        SCHOOL

        5/23/07

        5/23/08

        5/22/09

        Bel Air

        282

        296

        298

        Early Childhood Center

        100

        88

        86

        Grant

        150

        143

        160

        Grant PreK

        0

        29

        36

        Jefferson

        174

        193

        196

        Lincoln

        134

        126

        124

        Montessori

        68

        72

        78

        Northern Hills

        128

        142

        140

        Northern Hills PreK

        0

        31

        32

        Reiche

        44

        31

        0

        Sunny Meadow

        80

        75

        76

        Washington

        200

        203

        210

        Westside

        242

        249

        258

        Winter

        38

        24

        0

        Woodland Park

        211

        228

        236

        Middle School

        529

        542

        590

        Junior High

        552

        567

        564

        Senior High

        938

        919

        885

        TOTALS

        3870

        3958

        3969

         

         

         

         

         

         

        9.5. Finance/Activities Committee Reports
        10. Action Items
        10.1. Approval of the Amended Budget
        Rationale:  The amendmendment of the district budget will have NO impact on local property taxes.  The district must amend budgets in order to expend funds that have been received.
        10.2. Resolution to Refinance Bonds
        11. Future Meetings
        12. Adjournment
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