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Ames Community School District

March 30, 2015

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, March 30, 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 March 30, 2015, 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 Hearing: Acceptance of Bids, and Award of Contract for 24th Street Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-1.
6:40 p.m 5. Public Hearing: Certified Budget for 2015-16. Karen Shimp. Exhibit H-2.
6:45 p.m. 6. 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)

 7:05:pm 7.

Ames Reads: Review, Update, and Summer Programs. Jean Kresse, United Way.
Exhibit I-1.

 7:20:pm 8.

Story County Board of Supervisors C2C Comprehensive Planning Project. Leanne
Lawrie Harter. Exhibit I-2.


Discussion Item(s)

7:35:pm 9.

Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-1.


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.)

7:45:pm 10.

Minutes of Meeting held March 9, 2015. Karen Shimp.


Claims and Payroll for February 2015. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-1.


Financial Reports for February 2015. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-2.


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.


Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

  1. Luther College Student Teacher. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-3a

  2. Memorandum of Understanding with Iowa Department of Education and Center for Evaluation and Assessment for a study. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-3b

  3. DECAT Grant for After-School Program at Ames High School. Spence Evans and Jacque Burkhart.Exhibit C-3c

Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.


Action Item(s)

7:50 p.m. 16.

Approve Contract for Lease of Bus Fleet. Karen Shimp Exhibit A-1.

7:55 p.m. 17.

Approve Agreement for Lease of Bus Facilities. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-2.

8:00 p.m. 18.

Approve Renewal of Health Insurance Agreements. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-3.

8:05 p.m. 19.

Approve District Fees for 2015-16. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.

8:10 pm 20.

Approve Extension of Agreement with City of Ames for Use of the Municipal Pool. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5.

8:15 pm 21.

Policies for Action. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-6.
ABA/KC, Community Involvement in Decision-Making
AFA/BK, Board of Directors Self-Evaluation
AFC/GCN, Evaluation of Certified Staff
KS, Weapons on District Property (new policy)

8:20 pm 22.

Approve Change Order #1 to the Ames High School Main Office Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-7.

8:25 pm 23.

Approve Change Order for the Meeker Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-8.

8:30 pm 24.

Approve Change Orders for the Fellows Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-9.

8:40 pm 25.

Approve New Open Enrollment Applications for 2015-16. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-10.


Board and Staff Item(s)


Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1


Closed session as provided in 21.5(1)(j) of the open meetings law to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property 




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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