Norfolk Public Schools Is Growing
Norfolk Public Schools is growing! Our student enrollment has increased 260 students since 2006 and enrollment projection models predict that we can expect another 200 students by the year 2020. This is good news for our district! However, we need to monitor this carefully to ensure that we maintain appropriate class sizes and that we have appropriate staffing and facilities in place to meet our students’ needs.
The NPS Board of Education is considering two options to address our growth at the elementary level. Please see the Superintendent's Corner for details on the options. A public input session will be held at the December 8 school board meeting.
School Closing Information
From time to time it may be necessary to cancel school due to inclement weather. This decision is not made lightly, because school attendance is so important. However, school may be cancelled or the school day may begin or end early, when necessary for safety reasons. This information will be communicated to families as promptly as possible, using the following communication methods:
Norfolk Public Schools uses a telephone communication system to alert families of weather-related school closings. When school is closed, the system will call the households of students (for which we have current phone information) with this weather closing information. When a decision is made in the evening, we will try to notify families by 10 p.m. When a decision is made in the morning, we will try to notify families by 6:30 a.m.
Information about school closings is also announced on local radio (WJAG/KEXL, US 92, 94 ROCK/KNEN, and KPNO) and television stations (KTIV Channel 4), and it may be included on their websites.
In the event that Norfolk Public Schools dismisses school for more than three school days for inclement weather, two of these days will be made up. These “snow make up days” are designated on the school calendar for your convenience.
Welcome to Norfolk Public Schools
The mission of Norfolk Public Schools is to prepare all students to pursue their goals for the future.
The vision of Norfolk Public Schools is to be a top performing school that provides outstanding educational opportunities for every student and is a source of pride and an asset to our community.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Norfolk Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Students: Mary Luhr, Director of Student Services, 512 Philip Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702 (402) 644-2500
Employees and Others: Bill Robinson, Business Director, 512 Philip Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702 (402) 644-2500
Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate Coordinator. For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact the OCR at 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, Missouri 64114, (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or email@example.com.