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Superintendent ’ s Report NOVEMBER 2016
Public Schools Policy Updates Board Policy Recommendations by NASB ( Pages 3-6 ) Two policies have been forwarded to the district and are recommended by the NASB . They are 509.03 and 804.01 Motion : I recommend the above policies for 1 st reading approval .
Recognition of the LEA for 2017-18 Negotiations ( 7 ) Please see the letter in the packet sent by the LEA for approval of the LEA to be bargaining agent for the LEA . Motion : I recommend that the Litchfield Education Association to be the exclusive bargaining agent for the districts non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2018-19 contract year .
Early Education Center It is recommended by the administrative team and teaching staff that in 2017-18 that the kindergarten room be relocated in the white building with the pre-school , and the 5 th and 6 th grade room be moved to the kindergarten room . This makes sense because the pre-school and kindergarten classes have many functions and learning experiences together . Just as important , the 5 th / 6 th grade room will now be located close to the other elementary classrooms with students similar in age and conceptual development . The board may want to discuss this recommendation before any motion is made . Motion : I recommend moving the kindergarten classroom to the blue building and moving the 5 th / 6 th classroom to the old kindergarten room for the 2017-18 school year .
State School Board Conference ( 8-20 ) Bill , Steve and I will be attending the state school board conference this week in Omaha on Wednesday , Thursday , and Friday . Bill will be the voting delegate and attend the standing resolutions forum that will be held on Friday morning . There will be some outstanding sessions during these three days and included is the session agenda for the conference . Agenda : Wednesday PM Travel to Omaha and check in at the Hilton Garden Inn , Downtown
Meet in Lobby at 6:00 PM to go to Dinner
Thursday
Meet in Lobby for Breakfast at 7:15 AM Leave for conference at 7:45 AM Meet at Noon for the Luncheon and eat together Return to Hotel and Meet in Lobby at 6:30 PM to go to Dinner
Friday
Board Members checkout at 7:30 AM and leave for Board Breakfast and Delegate Assembly meeting Dr . Maline to NASB meeting at 8:00 AM at conference
Noon
Return Home
NESA Testing in Nebraska ( 21-24 ) Although many people wish to compare effectiveness of school districts based upon NESA test scores , the evidence is clear that the scores reflect the overwhelming conclusion that school districts should not be compared when there are a large number of free and reduced students in the district . Board members are asked to read the article about Nebraska ’ s test results and Nebraska ’ s students . It is well documented and well written . Litchfield is above a 60 % free and reduced participation district . The last two paragraphs summarize the article well .
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Superintendent’s Report NOVEMBER 2016 Public Schools Policy Updates Board Policy Recommendations by NASB (Pages 3-6 ) Two policies have been forwarded to the district and are recommended by the NASB. They are 509.03 and 804.01 Motion: I recommend the above policies for 1st reading approval. Recognition of the LEA for 2017-18 Negotiations (7) Please see the letter in the packet sent by the LEA for approval of the LEA to be bargaining agent for the LEA. Motion: I recommend that the Litchfield Education Association to be the exclusive bargaining agent for the districts non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2018-19 contract year. Early Education Center It is recommended by the administrative team and teaching staff that in 2017-18 that the kindergarten room be relocated in the white building with the pre-school, and the 5th and 6th grade room be moved to the kindergarten room. This makes sense because the pre-school and kindergarten classes have many functions and learning experiences together. Just as important, the 5th/6th grade room will now be located close to the other elementary classrooms with students similar in age and conceptual development. The board may want to discuss this recommendation before any motion is made. Motion: I recommend moving the kindergarten classroom to the blue building and moving the 5th/6th classroom to the old kindergarten room for the 2017-18 school year. State School Board Conference (8-20) Bill, Steve and I will be attending the state school board conference this week in Omaha on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Bill will be the voting delegate and attend the standing resolutions forum that will be held on Friday morning. There will be some outstanding sessions during these three days and included is the session agenda for the conference. Agenda: Wednesday PM Travel to Omaha and check in at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Meet in Lobby at 6:00 PM to go to Dinner Thursday Meet in Lobby for Breakfast at 7:15 AM Leave for conference at 7:45 AM Meet at Noon for the Luncheon and eat together Return to Hotel and Meet in Lobby at 6:30 PM to go to Dinner Friday Board Members checkout at 7:30 AM and leav H܈\XZ٘\[[Y]B\[XHYY][‘X[[HTЈYY][] SH]ۙ\[Bۂ]\YBTH\[[X\B KL B[YX[H[H\\\HYX][\و\X\Y\ۈTH\ܙ\H]Y[H\˜X\]Hܙ\YXHݙ\[Z[ۘ\[ۈ]\X[H\\Y[\H\HB\H\وYH[YXYY[[H\X \Y[X\\H\YXYH\XHX]X\x&\\\[[X\x&\Y[ˈ]\[[Y[[ܚ][]Y[\XݙHH BYH[YXY\X\][ۈ\X H\\Yܘ\[[X\^HH\XH[ ۝[YYۈYH L8)BB