Public Meeting Agenda: July 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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July 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

July 13, 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. Hearing on Student Fee Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy and Parental Involvement Policy
        Rationale: 
        This time during the meeting will be opened as a hearing
        to discuss, consider, and receive input on the student fee policy, the bullying policy and the parental involvement policy.  

        At this time, if any member of the public wishes to comment or give opinions on a policy, we ask that you identify yourself.  Comments will be taken on each item separately:
        1.  Student Fee Policy
        2.  Bullying Policy
        3.  Parental Involvement Policy
        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: 
        Debbra Marotz -- Special Education
        6.3.2. Resignation
        Rationale:  Recommend approval of resignation for personal reasons for Stacey Britton, First Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School effective immediately.
        6.4. Claims
        6.5. Bids
        Rationale:  The board reviewed the bids for these items at the study session:  1) Milk, 2) Bread, 3) Pest Control, 4) Sanitation, and 5) Fuel.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Recommend motion to award the following bids: Roberts Dairy, Milk; Sara Lee, Bread; Pest-Tec, Inc., Pest Control; Prime Sanitation, Sanitation; and Meisinger Oil Company, Fuel. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        6.6. Signature Approval for Federal Programs & Grants
        Rationale:  Recommend approval of the signature of the Associate Superintendent for Student Services for all Federal Grants and Programs and the signature of the Director of Business Services for the Federal Lunch Program for the 2009-2010 school year.
        6.7. Tuition Waiver for Foreign Exchange Students
        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: 

        -    Elementary Summer School was completed on Friday 26 June.  Sessions were held for qualifying students from all of the elementary buildings but classes were held in Bel Air, Lincoln, Westside and Woodland Park Elementary buildings.  This year’s teaching staff served 260 students with emphasis in the areas of Reading- vocabulary development and comprehension, Writing, and other Literacy Experiences.  Student enjoyed the change of pace and material presentation during their 3-hours of daily instruction.  Pre and Post-test assessments reflected growth in reading fluency, phonics, vocabulary development and use during their writing activities. Students also used computer labs to explore teacher “bookmarked” websites that extended the learning experiences.   Many new friendships were made between teacher and student as well as between student and student.  Summer School teaching staff enjoyed the relaxed teaching environment and the opportunity to use a variety of teaching approaches in meeting the needs of their students

         

        -    ARRA designated Title I funds have been approved – at least half of the allocation that is - and the Purchase Orders have been mailed off.  The majority of these funds will be used to purchase “Smart Board’ technology for our school wide Title I programs. It is anticipated that the materials will arrive around the first part of August leaving sufficient time to get them installed for the start of the school year.

        9.5. Finance Committee Report
        9.6. Activities Committee Report
        Rationale:  The Activities Committee meetings are suspended during the summer months.
        10. Action Items
        10.1. Policy
        10.1.1. Approval of Policies After Public Hearing
        Rationale: 

        10.1.1.1. Amended Student Fee Policy -- 2nd Reading
        Rationale: 

                     

         A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on a proposed Student Fees Policy.  The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Student Fees Policy.

         

         

         

         

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion that the 2nd reading of the Amended Student Fees Policy (503.6) for the 2009-2010 school year be approved and the policy adopted. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10.1.1.2. Parental Involvement Policy
        Rationale: 

         A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on the Parental Involvement Policy.  The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the Parental Involvement Policy.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion that the District’s current Parental Involvement Policy (705.3) be re-adopted without alteration. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10.1.1.3. Anti-Bullying Policy
        Rationale: 

        A Bullying Policy was presented to and reviewed by the Board. A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on a proposed Bullying Policy.  The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Student Fees Policy.

         

         

                                                

        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion that the Anti-Bullying Policy (501.12) presented be adopted. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10.1.2. Proram for Handicapped Students Policy 504.3
        Rationale:  Review and amendment of special education programming policy.
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve amended special education programming policy. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        11. Future Meetings
        12. Adjournment
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