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Robbin Boddie-Haggins - Assistant Superintendent - HR LeRoy Hartsfield – Assistant Superintendent – Student Support Connie Luper – Assistant Superintendent - Instruction Robin Griffin – Testing and Accountability Amy Rogers – Elementary Education Pam Lewis – CTE Christy Grant – Exceptional Children Programs Paula Battle – Parent Outreach Mark Strickland - Operations Binford Sloan - Pupil Transportation Sandy Drum - Public Relations
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGAuditorium, School Administration Building Monday, January 30, 2012 6:00 Welcome Chair, Board of Education Introductions Dr. Anthony D. Jackson Charge to the Committee Role of the Committee Chairs Role of the Committee Role of the Consultant Senate Bill 612 ORED Mr. Mike Miller Methodology Process Timeline
February 13 March 26 April 30 May 29 June 25August/ Sept TBD
The total membership of the committee will be presented to the board at the January work session An organizational meeting of the committee will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 The committee will begin meeting in February with the charge to bring recommendations to the board no later than August 2012 The chairs will provide updates to the board at the work session immediately following each of their committee meetings.
Transparent Committee Meetings Open to the public Website Information posted immediately after each meeting E-mail An e-mail address to answer questions/ receive feedback etc will be established immediately after the first meeting of the committee
Prior to the committee starting its work the board will need to reach consensus on priorities to guide the process At the Work session on January 23, the board will be asked to clarify priorities that they wish considered as the reassignment discussion evolves
Contiguous boundaries: Attempt to maintain contiguous school boundaries without using satellite attendance areas. Respect neighborhoods: Avoid dividing easily recognized “neighborhoods” or identified “developments” or “sub- divisions” unless it is necessary to meet other guidelines. Whenever possible and practical use major highways, railroads, rivers, and streams as natural boundaries. Proximity to schools: While it is recognized that all students cannot be assigned to their closest school, consider students proximity to other schools when creating school boundaries.
Modify feeder systems: In order to maximize facility use and establish reasonable numbers of students at each site, consider the use of 6 middle school feeder systems instead of 5. This would allow smaller, more instructionally suited middle schools and less dependence on mobile classrooms. Stay within enrollment capacities: Unless it is likely that a school enrollment will be declining, assign students to the four high schools in a way that their enrollments are under established capacities. Consider anticipated growth: Enrollment growth patterns should be taken into consideration, where feasible, to ensure that anticipated growth will not adversely impact one school significantly more than the others. Enrollment balance: In keeping with the intent of SB612, attempt to balance the percentage of academic and economic populations at each middle and high school.
Sec. 17. (a) The Interim Board and the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education shall make their best efforts to achieve a racial balance in student enrollment, within plus or minus 12 percentage points of the system wide average minority student enrollment at the following schools: Rocky Mount Senior High, Northern Nash Senior High and any new high school within the Nash-Rocky Mount School Administrative Unit, and any middle or junior high school that feeds any of these high schools. A school will be considered to be in substantial compliance with the racial balance objectives of this paragraph if its racial balance is plus or minus 18 percentage points of the system wide average minority student enrollment. (b) For all schools other than those covered in subsection (a) of this section, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education will promote reasonable and practical racial balance in the schools, utilizing and preserving neighborhood and voluntary schools to the maximum extent permitted by the Constitution, and consistent with sound educational practices.