Public Meeting Agenda: April 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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April 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

April 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member is absent, there will need to be a  motion to excuse the absence.
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:  March 8 - 4:30 Study Session
        March 8 - 7:30 Regular Session
        March 25 - 2nd Meeting of the Month
        5.2. Personnel
        5.2.1. Approval of Teaching Contracts
        Rationale:  Approval of teaching contracts for the 2010-2011 school year for: 
        Sarah Wapelhorst, Elementary 
        Kim Strand, Elementary
        5.2.2. Resignations
        Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the resignations effective at the end of the 2009-2010 contract year. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
        5.3. Policy
        5.3.1. Second Reading (Adoption) of Policy No. 503.4 - Cooperative Activities
        5.3.2. Second Reading (Adoption) of Policy No. 405.3 - Employee Absence Due to Weather

        5.4. Updated Facilities Handbook
        5.5. 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


        • Title I Schoolwide buildings had a Peer Review of their School Improvement program on Monday 12 April.  These reviews assist schools in making state/federal requirements according to a prescribed rubric. 

        • The 2010-2011 boundary exception meeting is scheduled for Thursday 15 April.  Following this meeting, schools should have a better handle on grade level student numbers projected for next year.

        • April 18 is Lincoln School’s open house celebration form 2:00 -5:00 p.m.  (Board members should have received their invitations.)

        • April 19 is Norfolk Senior High’s pre-contest concert.  District Music is April 23rd.

        • Calendar date change!  Loyalty Day Parade has been moved to Monday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

        • Our Annual TeamMates One Hour Walk is scheduled for Friday evening, May 7th beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A member appreciation get-together will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Sr. High cafeteria.


        8.5. Finance Committee Report
        8.6. Activities Committee Report
        9. Action Items
        10. Future Meetings
        11. Adjournment
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