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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

Through the end of the school year: Ten minutes are added to the end of each school day to make up for missed instructional time due to snow days in February. Check your school schedule here and add 10 minutes.

March: Music in Our Schools, Youth Art, Middle Level Education and Women's History month

Wednesday, March 25: New date for a rescheduled workshop for families of gifted middle and high school students, 6 p.m., Granby High School Commons. RSVPs are required. Click here for RSVP and other details.

April: Autism Awareness, School Library and Military Child month

April 3: Early release for schools

April 6-10: Spring break

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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