Public Meeting Agenda: January 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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January 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

January 11, 2010 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

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. Second Reading (Adoption) of Policy No. 405.5 - Injured Employees With Restrictions

        5.5.2. Second Reading (Adoption) 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.
        5.6. District Audit for 2008-2009
        Rationale:  The district must conduct an annual audit which is also submitted to the NDE and the state auditor. 
        Recommended Motion(s):  Acceptance of the 2008-2009 district audit. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        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
        • Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has scheduled a seasonal H1N1 vaccination clinic for Saturday 9 January for children age 9 or younger. The clinic is to be held from 8:30-5:00 at the NPS 5th Street gym. 
        • Second semester classes for this school year started 5 January. Student progress reports have been sent home.
        • Winter activities are back in full swing. Please check the district calendar for activities of interest to you.
        • An item of interest: Elementary Art Instructors, Jackie Ruzicka and Sue Burns, have scheduled our elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 into see the "Russian Art Exhibit" that is currently on display at the Norfolk Arts Center. This should serve as a strong visual reference for their art instruction.




          8.5. Finance Committee Report
          8.6. Activities Committee Report
          9. Action Items
          9.1. Elementary Boundaries
          Rationale:  The administration is recommending approval of the new district elementary boundary lines.
          9.2. Election of Officers
          Rationale:  The board will elect a President and Vice-President for the 2010 calendar year. 

          Nominations for office do not require a motion or a second, only a nomination.  After nominations are complete, the vote will be taken.  The vote may be taken by roll call or by ballot, however, the total votes the nominated individuals receive must be recorded.
          10. Future Meetings
          11. Adjournment
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