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Ames Community School District

December 15, 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, December 15 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 December 15, 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.

Public Hearing, Acceptance of Bids, and Award of Contracts for Fellows Construction Contracts. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-1.

  5. Public Hearing, Acceptance of Bids, and Award of Contract for Meeker Asbestos Abatement Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-2.
6:35:pm 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 Items

7:05 pm 7.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit I-1.
GBN, Searches
GBOA, Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
GCB, Certified and Administrative Staff Contracts and Compensations Plans
GCBC, Certified and Administrative Staff Fringe Benefits
GDBC, Support Staff Fringe Benefits
JHCE, Injury and Illness at School
JHCF, Special Health Services
JHFA, Supervision of Students
JN, Fees/Fines/Charges
Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office thru January 6, 2015.


Decussion Item(s)

7:10:pm 8.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-1.
AFA/BK, Board Self-Evaluation
AH, Wellness
GBCA, Conflicts of Interest
GBL, Personnel Records
JHFE, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

7:20:pm 9.

Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-2.


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.)

7:30:pm 10.

Minutes of Meeting(s) held December 1, 2014. Karen Shimp.


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


Financial Reports for November 2014. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-2.


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.


Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.


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


Action Item(s)

7:35 p.m. 16.

Approve Construction Documents, Advertisement for Bids and Notice of Public Hearing for Sawyer Construction Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1.

7:40 p.m. 17.

Approve Advertisement for Bids and Notice of Public Hearing for Fellows Elementary Asbestos Removal – Ceiling Tile. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.

7:45 p.m. 18.

Approve Advertisement for Bids and Notice of Public Hearing for AHS Main Office Centralization and Security Entrance. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.

7:50 p.m. 19.

Approve Design Development Plans for 24th Street Projects.
Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4. Haila - Board Presentation

7:55 p.m. 20.

Approve Advertisement for Bids and Notice of Public Hearing for the 2014 AHS Window Replacement Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.

8:00 p.m. 21.

Approve Change Orders on the Meeker Construction Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.

8:05 p.m. 22.

Approve Amendment to the TOK Construction Management Agreement. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-7.

8:10 p.m. 23.

Board Vote in IASB Board of Directors Election. Luke Deardorff and Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-8.

8:15 p.m. 24.

Dropout and Dropout Prevention Application and Budget. Yonas Michael.
Exhibit A-9.


Board and Staff Item(s)

7:50 p.m. 25.

Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1


Closed Session as provide in Iowa Code Section 21.5.j of the open meetings law to discuss thepurchase 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. The minutes and the audio recording of a session closed under this paragraph shall be available for public examination when the transaction discussed is completed.




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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