Public Meeting Agenda: September 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

September 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Budget Hearing -- 7:00 P.M.
Rationale: 

This hearing is for the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. The purpose of this hearing is to give taxpayers the opportunity to provide support, opposition, criticism, or suggestions and observations regarding the budget.

Ms. Schwartz will review budget items and the board will provide an opportunity for public comment. The adoption of the budget will take place by resolution during the board meeting and not at the hearing.   

2. Tax Request Hearing - Immediately Following Budget Hearing
3. Call to Order - Immediately Following Tax Request Hearing
4. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
5. 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.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

         

         

         

         

         

         

        6. Welcome, Public Comments, Communication
        7. 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.
        7.1. Minutes of Previous Meetings
        Rationale:  Minutes:

        August 10, 2009 - 4:30 Study Session
        August 10, 2009 - Regular Meeting
        August 27 - 2nd Meeting of the Month
        September 3, 2009 - Special Meeting
        7.2. Excused Absences
        7.3. Personnel
        7.4. Claims
        8. Award for Excellence
        Rationale:  Lori Coffin, third grade teacher at Northern Hills Elementary School
        9. Focus on Students/Best of the Best
        10. Reports and Discussion Items
        10.1. Superintendent's Report
        10.2. Financial Report
        10.3. Instruction/Personnel Reports
        10.4. Student Services Report
        Rationale: 

        ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

         

        Building enrollments for the last three years (based on the last Friday in August) are:

         

        School

        8/31/2007

        8/29/2008

        8/25/2009

        Bel Air

        293

        289

        332

        Grant

        143

        151

        171

        Jefferson

        185

        197

        217

        Lincoln

        127

        121

        107

        Montessori

        72

        78

        82

        Northern Hills

        155

        142

        128

        Reiche

        31*

        0

        0

        Sunny Meadow

        74*

        72

        0

        Washington

        206

        211

        212

        Westside

        243

        251

        288

        Winter

        28*

        0

        0

        Woodland Park

        221

        238

        257

        Middle School

        532

        591

        606

        Junior High

        579

        564

        586

        Senior High

        957

        925

        905

        Totals

        3846

        3830

        3891

         

         

         

         

        *Includes grade 6

         

        An additional 37 and 18 pre-school students attend Grant and Northern Hills respectively

         

         

         

         

        -          Program s within the Grants Management System (GMS) for NPS has opened or will be opening soon.  This means that the districts poverty and English Language Learners plans as well as other No Child Left Behind (NCLB) programs will be entered for the 2009-2010 school term

        -          The school districts staff/administrative committee assignments and meeting dates have been published and many of the committees are up and running for this year.  You will receive minutes of those meetings in an effort to keep you apprised of their direction and action.

        -          Mid- quarter reports for the first quarter will be prepared this week and will be sent home at the elementary level on Friday Sept. 18th.

        Norfolk High School’s Homecoming is scheduled for this coming Friday, September 18th.  Be watching for a schedule of activities relative to this annual celebration.

         

                    School Building and grounds and our maintenance crew continue to finish concrete jobs; parking

                      lot striping and HVAC issues.  Fall plans are in order fertilizing and spraying for our school

                     grounds and fields.  Winter preparations are being discussed.

         

        10.5. Finance/Activities Committee Reports
        11. Action Items
        11.1. .Oath of Office for New Board Member
        Rationale:  The Superintendent will conduct the oath of office for Bruce Mitchell, as the newly appointed board member.
        11.2. Adopt Budget for 2009-2010
        Rationale:  Recommend approval of the budget for 2009-2010 as published.
        11.3. Property Tax Resolution for 2009-2010
        11.4. Interlocal Agreement for NASB Medicaid Consortium & Bylaws
        Rationale:  Recommend approval to participate in this interlocal agreement and approve the bylaws for operation of the consortium. This consortium will act on behalf of its members to assist in the required preparation and submission of claims to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the State Medicaid Plan for services to children for screening, referral services, case plans and interventions.

         

         

        11.5. Policy
        11.5.1. First Reading of Policy No. 401.6 - Professional Boundaries
        Rationale: 

        This is a new policy that would delineate the professional boundaries for employees in regard to student contact.

        12. Future Meetings
        13. Adjournment
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