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The mission of Norfolk Public Schools, the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, is to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society, as distinguished by:
•    Courageous advocacy for all students
•    Family and community investment
•    Data-driven personalized learning
•    Strong and effective leadership teams
•    Shared responsibility for teaching and learning
•    Access to rigorous and rewarding college and career readiness opportunities


Board & Division Priorities

  1. •    Ensure full accreditation
  2. •    Increase academic achievement of all students
  3. •    Improve climate, safety & attendance
  4. •    Become a School Board of Distinction
  5. •    Promote Norfolk Public Schools to reflect outstanding accomplishments of staff, teachers and students
  6. •    Develop and coordinate a capital improvement plan for facilities and technology to enhance teaching and learning
  7. •    Attract, retain, and help to develop strong academic families and highly qualified teachers and staff

Month of February: Say “thank you” to your Norfolk School Board members for their service to the community during School Board Appreciation Month. Click here to read the Governor’s certificate.Click here to read about your Board members.

Month of February: Black History Month – click here for family resources to celebrate this month

Friday, Feb. 27 : Canceled due to weather conditions - Reschedued for Friday March 6th: Tarrallton Elementary School will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Friday March 6th at 5:30 p.m. with a “Diversity Day” highlighting diverse cultures and cuisines from several countries for parents, students and staff to enjoy as part of a National PTA grant entitled “Take Your Family to School Week”.

Wednesday, March 4 : School Board public hearing on the division’s proposed 2015-2016 Operating Budget, 7 p.m., Central Administration Building, 800 E. City Hall Ave., 12th floor. Click here to learn more about the budget, to read highlights and to access the full budget book. The public hearing will be preceded by a Board work session beginning at 2:30 p.m., same location. The work session will be streamed ( and broadcast (Cox Ch. 47) live

NPS' The Five-Year Strategic Plan

Five-Year Strategic Plan Year 1 Phase 1 Strategic Plan 2013-14 In Progress: Year 2 Phase 1 Strategic Plan 2014-15 Year One Action Plans: Progress to Date Year Two Action Plans: Preliminary Progress

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