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Ames Community School District

April 14 , 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, April 14, 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 April 14 , 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 Hearing, Acceptance of Bids, and Award Contract for FF&E. Karen Shimp. Exhibit H-1.

6:40 pm

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)

7:00 p.m. 6.

ALP Update and Fish Bowl Demonstrating Early Intervention System for Student Support. Yonas Michael. Exhibit I-1.

7:30 p.m. 7.

K-12 Math Adoption Early Notice. Kari Smith. Exhibit I-2.


Discussion Item(s)

7:40 p.m. 8.

Policies for Discussion: AFD/GDN, Evaluation of Support Staff; GCBE, Administrators Vacations and Holidays; GDBE, Support Staff Vacations and Holidays; JC, School Attendance Areas; JEB, Entrance Age; JHCD, Administering Medicines to Students; KH, Gifts and Loans to the District; KK, Visitors to Schools; KL, Public Complaints; and KO, Activity Scheduling with Community. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-1.

7:45 p.m. 9.

Extending contract with Durham Services. Karen Shimp. Exhibit D-2.

7:55 p.m. 10.

Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-3.


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.)

8:00 p.m. 11.

Minutes of the meeting held March 31, 2014. Karen Shimp.


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1


Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.


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

  1. Agreement with Lifetouch for AHS Senior Class Panoramic Photograph. Spence Evans. Exhibit C-3a

Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.


Action Item(s)

8:05 p.m. 16.

2014-15 Board Meeting Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.

8:10 p.m. 17.

Approve Policies: AAB, Use of District Logo; BCE, Board Committees; BDD, Board Meeting Procedures; FECB, Construction Plans and Specifications; and IICC, School Volunteers. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-2.

8:15 p.m. 18.

Approve Website Design A-3Agreement with Flying Hippo. Karen Shimp.
Exhibit A-3.

8:20 p.m. 19.

Approve Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.


Board and Staff Item(s)

8:25 p.m. 20.

Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor.Exhibit B-1.


Closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session. .


Following adjournment, the Board will hold a closed session to discuss negotiations strategy.  This closed session is exempt from the open meetings law.


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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