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NCSD Board of Trustees Review Work of Board Committees

NCSD Board of Trustees Meeting Report

April 13, 2015

Board Academic Steering Committee Report

During the work session Trustee Elizabeth Horsch provided an update of the Board Academic Steering Committee work. The committee is currently reviewing information provided by Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Kelly Hornby, in relation to K-2 Assessment policies in the District. The full Board Academic Steering Committee report can be found here.


High School Expectation Committee Update

Trustee Dana Howie provided an update to the Board of Trustees on the recent High School Expectation Committee meeting. The committee is comprised of parents, teachers and administrators. The top three priority items, as voted on during the initial committee meeting, are as follows: Attendance, Expectations of Students and Staff, Accountability and Conduct for Students and Staff. During the most recent committee meeting the members reviewed data collected regarding Attendance. The full committee report can be found here.


Standards- Based Education Update

During the work session a contingent of C&I staff and instructional facilitators presented information on standards-based education. Walt Wilcox, NCSD’s Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction led the presentation and began by defining what standards-based education is. Simply, it is the process of aligning the teaching, learning and assessment systems to focus on our state and localized content standards. Also provided to the Trustees was a document explaining Standards-Based Instructional Alignment; an on-going process addressing all nine content areas that aligns curriculum (what is taught), instruction (how it is taught) and assessment (what is measured) throughout the district. Updates regarding the progress and work of the Curriculum Coordinating Council were also provided. A full Curriculum and Instruction Committee report can be found by visiting

Other Items….

  • The Board of Trustees approved, under second reading, revisions to Board Policy 6400 – Graduation Requirements. Beginning with the class of 2018, all graduates will still need 26.5 credits, but will be required to have 10.5 credits in electives (11.5 for Class of 2017) and 1.0 credit in Civic Responsibility/Financial Literacy.
  • The Board approved the consent agenda items and district bills for March 27th, April 2nd and April 10th, 2015.
  • The Certified and Classified Personnel Report was approved and is attached for your reference.


The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015 at Central Services (970 N. Glenn Rd.) at 7:30 p.m.


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