Norfolk Public Schools to Add to Staff

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Public Schools will be adding staff in the coming year.  At this week’s meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson said that the district would see a reduction of about $101,000 in state aid next year compared to this year. But increases in other tax revenue and conservative spending this year will enable the district to add to the elementary staff, by changing the status of three half-time instructors in the Montessori Program to full time.  The Board also agreed to create a new position – dean of students – at Norfolk Senior High. Thompson said having another administrator in that building to deal with attendance and discipline issues will free the principal and assistant principals to work on the strategic goals and other priorities. The dean of students would also bring the student-to-administrator ratio at the Senior High to 1-to-300: the same as the ratio at the Middle School and Junior High.