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Ames Community School District

October 20 , 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.
(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)
Click here for a printable version of this meeting Ocotber 20, 2014, meeting agenda

Approx. Time  

Call to Order.

  2. Approval of Agenda

Reading of Mission Statement.

The mission of the Ames Community Schools is to ensure that all learners develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and personal esteem necessary to grow in and shape a changing society.
6:35:pm 4. Public forum. District residents, students, parents/guardians of students, and staff members may address the Board about any topic relevant to the District. Speakers must sign up at the beginning of the meeting and each speaker is limited to three minutes per board meeting.  If necessary, the Board President may need to reduce the three-minute time limit to accommodate more speakers in the 20 minutes allotted. The Board may approve an extension of the 20-minute time allocation to allow all speakers up to three-minutes. We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance. Student speakers will state their name and school. Others will state their name and address

Information Item(s)

6:55 pm 5.

Update on Certified Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit I-1.

7:05:pm 6.

Policies to Announce. Tim Rasmussen and Rodney Brigs. Exhibit I-2.
Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office until October 29.
ABC/JFB, Student Involvement in Decision-Making
ACA/JBA, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act
AE, School District Goals and Objectives
BF, Board Policy Development, Revision and Waiver
DH, Bonded Employees and Officers
DID, Inventories
DJB, Petty Cash Accounts
DJC, Bidding Requirements
DJI, Contracts
ECD, Traffic and Parking Controls
EFC, Vending Machines
EIB, Liability Insurance
KB, School and Community Information Program


Decussion Item(s)

7:10 pm 7.

High School science course announcement. Mandy Ross, Spence Evans and Aileen Sullivan. Exhibit D-1.

7:25 pm 8.

Middle School technology course announcement. Pam Stangeland and Karl Hehr. Exhibit D-2.

7:40 pm 9.

Sawyer SINA Plan. Sue Lawler and Staff. Exhibit D-3.

7:25 pm 10.

Logistics of moving Sawyer students to old Edwards for the 2015-16 school year.
Tim Taylor.  Exhibit D-4.

7:25 pm 11.

PPEL Budget. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-5.

7:25 pm 12.

Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-6.


Consent Item(s) (All items listed under Consent will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a motion is made and approved, prior to the time Board members vote on the consent items, to remove the item from the Consent Items for further discussion.)

8:45:pm 13.

Minutes of Meeting(s) held October 6, 2014. Karen Shimp.


Claims and Payroll for September 2014. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-1.


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.


Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4.
  1. Sharing Agreement with Gilbert Schools for Debate. Mike Avise.
    Exhibit C-4a.
  2. BC Productions DJ Services for middle school dance on October 24, 2014.
    Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-4b
  3. Agreement with Snyder and Associates for Professional Services on Fellows site work. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-4c.
  4. Amendment to RICOH Lease Agreement. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-4d.


Notification of Garage Sale at Old Edwards on October 25, 2014. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5.


Receive and File: Home School Assistance Program Report. Shelly Larson. Exhibit C-6.


Receive and File: Title I Application/Budget. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-7.


Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-8.


Action Item(s)

8:50 p.m. 22.

Policies for Action. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-1.
AGA, Recognition for Accomplishment (RESCIND)
BDDH/KD, Public Participation at Board Meetings
CF, School Governance
ICA, School Calendar
ID, School Day
IIAA, Textbook Selection, Adoption, Maintenance, and Control
IICA, Field Trips and Excursions
IKEB, Acceleration/Retention/Deceleration
JHF, Student Safety

8:55 p.m. 23.

Closeout of Ames High School Stadium Expansion, Public Restrooms, and Concessions Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.

9:00 p.m. 24.

Closeout of Meeker Lighting and Acoustical Ceilings Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.

9:05 p.m. 25.

Approve Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan Application. Mandy Ross. Exhibit A-4.

9:10 p.m. 26.

New Open Enrollment Application(s) for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5


Board and Staff Item(s)

9:15 p.m. 27.

Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1

9:25 p.m. Adjournment





It is the policy of the Ames Community School District to maintain a nondiscriminatory environment in every aspect of the operation of the District. The District shall provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to color, sex, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, or socioeconomic status in its educational programs and activities or its employment and personnel policies. Dr. Tim Taylor, Superintendent, is the reporting officer for affirmative action, desegregation, and discrimination. Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Tim E. Taylor - Educational Services Center- 415 Stanton Ave.- Ames, IA 50014– (515) 268-6610

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