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Ames Community School District

January 26, 2015

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, January 26 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 January 26, 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 and Award of Contract for Fellows Asbestos Abatement Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-1.

6:40:pm 5. Public Hearing and Award of Contract for AHS Main Office Centralization and Security Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-2
6:45:pm 6. Public Hearing and Award of Contract for AHS 2014 Window Replacement Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-3.
6:50:pm 7. Public Hearing and Award of Contract for Sawyer Remodel/Construction Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-4
6:55:pm 8. 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

Decussion Item(s)

7:15 pm 9.

Snow Day Make-Up Protocol. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-1.

7:25 pm 10.

Extension of Joint Use Agreement with City of Ames for Swimming Pool. Gerry Peters. 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.)

7:35 pm 11.

Minutes of Meeting held January 12, 2015. Karen Shimp.


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


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


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.


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


Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

  1. Revised Lease Agreement with Lutheran Services for rental of classroom
    space at the Beloit Campus for the 2014-2015 school year.
    Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-5a
  2. Settlement with Windstream for fraudulent charges. Karl Hehr.
    Exhibit C-5b
  3. Contract with Windsream for internet access at Camp Sawyer
    for 2015-16.  Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-5c


Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.


Action Item(s)

7:40 pm 18.

Policies to Approval. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-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

7:45 pm 19.

Approval for additional Modified Supplemental Amount for Open Enrolled Out and ELL  Over Five Years (per DE requirement). Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-2.

7:50 p.m. 20.

Authorization to pursue purchase of an additional portable classroom for “Camp Sawyer.”Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.

7:55 p.m. 21.

Set Public Hearing for Conveyance of Existing Right-of-Way.  Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-4.

8:00 p.m. 22.

Approval of New Open Enrollment Applications for 2015-16. Tim Taylor.
Exhibit A-5.


Board and Staff Item(s)

8:05 p.m. 23.

Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1

8:15 p.m. Adjournment

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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