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Category: April 2013
The School Board open informal session will be streamed live on the NPS Web site and broadcast live on Norfolk Cox Cable Ch. 47 at approximately 2 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:56
Category: December 2013
The School Board will meet with the City Council at 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 2014, and the meeting will be live-streamed at www.norfolk.gov, and also broadcast live at Norfolk Cox Cable Ch. 48.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:33
Category: December 2013
Since July 2013, DeJONG-RICHTER, an Ohio-based firm that specializes in educational facilities planning, has been working with Norfolk Public Schools and a representative Steering Committee to study NPS school facilities usage, enrollment trends, educational programming, and Norfolk demographic projections. The Steering Committee named the study Refresh NPS: Connecting Community to Education.
As the study nears completion, DeJONG-RICHTER is gathering additional community feedback, this time on a series of draft, future scenarios for NPS, in preparation for its final report to the School Board.
Community dialogue sessions are being held Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Lake Taylor High School (1384 Kempsville Rd.) and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Norview High School (6501 Chesapeake Blvd.) to gather input. Parents, students, NPS staff members and citizens who are concerned about high-quality educational offerings for children, wise, efficient use of school buildings, and school attendance zones have been strongly encouraged to attend.
DeJONG-RICHTER’s presentation will be videotaped, and the video, along with the draft scenarios, background report and a questionnaire regarding future facilities options will be posted online at www.npsk12.com/refreshnps so that those who cannot attend the sessions can participate. The questionnaire will be available until midnight on February 16.
Emerging from the Refresh NPS study so far are seven possible, future scenarios for balancing school facilities usage districtwide, in consideration of existing plans for new school construction and programs.
For example, the school division and the city have partnered to build new schools: a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)/SWIM school serving kindergarten through eighth grade in Campostella, as a replacement for Campostella Elementary; new schools for Larchmont and Ocean View elementaries; and a new Broad Creek-area elementary school with an International Baccalaureate focus.
The School Board also has approved a future, citywide, comprehensive career and technical education high school at a new building that would be constructed on the site of Lake Taylor High School. That site was selected after a feasibility study of all of Norfolk’s five high school sites.
To watch a video of DeJONG-RICHTER’s presentation about the draft scenarios (available as soon as possible Feb. 12), read the scenarios and fill out a questionnaire, visit www.npsk12.com/refreshnps.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:17