Public Meeting Agenda: February 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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February 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 8, 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
        Rationale:  January 11 - 4:30 Study Session
        January 11 - 7:30 Regular Session
        January 28 - 2nd Meeting of the Month
        5.2. Excused Absences
        5.3. Personnel
        5.4. Policy
        5.5. Nebraska School Activities Association Resolution
        5.6. Claims
        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

        Associate Superintendent of Student Services

        Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the week of February 8th-11th in the Norfolk Public Schools.  They are being held as follows:

        • February 8 -- 4:00-7:30 -- Elementary, Middle School and Junior High
        • February 9 -- 4:00-7:30 -- Elementary and Senior High
        • February 10 -- 4:00-7:00 -- Middle School, Junior and Senior High
        • February 11 -- 1:00-4:00 -- Elementary Schools
        • February 12 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS OR STAFF

        Norfolk Public Schools will have five (5) students attending the UNMC Dental School in Lincoln on Friday, February 5th, to receive much needed dental work.  Over the past 10-11 years approximately 200 Norfolk Public School students have received services from the dental school.  This has been a very valuable program for the needy students in the Norfolk Public Schools.

        Beginning February 15th ELL students in the Norfolk Public Schools will start their annual language development assessments using the instrument entitled ELDA (English Language Development Assessment).  This is an assessment instrument that allows Norfolk to measure the language growth of our second language students during the last 12 months.  This assessment helps Norfolk establish the program exit criteria for students.  The collected data also allows the state to evaluate our school on our Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) that we use for our NCLB Title III LEP Education Grant.

        All NPS 3rd and 4th graders will be attending the Norfolk Art Center's Spring Festival on Febuary 17th and 18th.

        Please refer to your NPS Master Calendar for the many debate, state wrestling, fine arts, state boys and girls swimming and district/state girls basketball activities that are scheduled there.  Good luck to the coaches and the teams.  GO PANTHERS!!


        8.5. Finance Committee Report
        8.6. Activities Committee Report
        9. Action Items
        9.1. School Calendar for 2010-2011
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adopt the school calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        10. Future Meetings
        11. Adjournment
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