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

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

November 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. Claims
        5.5. Policy
        5.5.1. First Reading of Policy No. 203.3 - Bylaws of the Board - Minutes
        Rationale: 

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

        5.5.2. First Reading of Policy No. 502.11 on Restraint and Seclusion Procedures
        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
        8.4. Student Services Report
        Rationale: 

        ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

         

        Parent/Teacher Conference Summary

         

        School

        Fall 2007

        Fall 2008

        Fall 2009

        Bel Air

        99.6%

        99.6%

        98.7%

        Grant

        98.0%

        99.6%

        100%

        Jefferson

        97.5%

        99.0%

        99.5%

        Lincoln

        96.9%

        97.5%

        98%

        Montessori

        100%

        100%

        100%

        Northern Hills

        100%

        100%

        100%

        Washington

        96.1%

        96.6 %

        97.1%

        Westside

        97.1%

        97.4%

        93%

        Woodland Park

        98.0%

        99.6%

        98.6%

        Middle School

        80.0%

        74.2 %

        60%

        Junior High

        75.0%

        75.5%

        67%

        Senior High

        72.1%

        80.4%

        72.6%

         

        Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Dept. has set up schedules for H1N1 vaccinations in our public schools.  The schedule will begin on Monday, 9 November.  If vaccine allotments stay sufficient, we could be finished by November 18th/19th.

         

        Items worth noting:

        • November 20th is the middle of our second quarter of the school year.  Student progress will be reported to parents.
        • November 25—2:00 student dismissal for Thanksgiving vacation—no school Nov. 26-27
        • SH musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is this week, November. 3rd, Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8th

         

        Please consult your NPS master calendar of events for other activities/committee meetings.

         

        8.5. Finance/Activities Committee Reports
        9. Action Items
        9.1. Resolution to Call Bonds
        Rationale:  Approval of this resolution calls the general obligation bonds originally issued in June of 1999 for payment on January 14, 2010.
        9.2. Adoption of District Language Arts Curriculum
        10. Future Meetings
        11. Adjournment
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