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Ames Community School District

April 27, 2015

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, April 27, 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 27, 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 p.m. 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.

Special Education Update: How Special Education Services are Unique at Northwood Preschool Center. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit I-1.

7:10 pm 6.

Alternative Learning Update. Yonas Michael. Exhibit I-2.

7:30 pm 7.

Impact of Federal e-Rate Changes.  Karl Hehr. Exhibit I-3.


Discussion Item(s)

7:40 pm 8.

Proposed K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards. Yonas Michael. Exhibit D-1.

8:10:pm 9.

Polices to Discuss. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-2.
DN, School Properties Disposal Procedures
EIC, Workers Compensation Insurance
FAB, Energy Management Program
FF, Naming New Facilities
GBO Substance Free Work Place
GDBC, Support Staff Fringe Benefits
IIAA/IIAB, Textbook/Materials Selection, Adoptions, Maintenance and Control
JHC, Student Health Services and Requirements
JHCB, Immunization of Students
JHCD, Administering Medicines to Students
JHFF, Abuse of Students by District Personnel
JNA, Fee Waiver
KBB, School-Sponsored Television
KGD, Community Use of School Facilities for Childcare
KQ, Public Records


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.)

8:15 pm 10.

Minutes of Meeting held April 13, 2015. Karen Shimp.


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


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


Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.


Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4.

  1. Facility and Equipment Agreement for use of Hilton for Commencement on May 17. Spence Evans.Exhibit C-4a.
  2. Agreement with Windstar Lines, Inc. for transportation to National Science Olympiad Competition. Peg Barbour. Exhibit C-4b.
  3. Agreement with University of Northern Iowa for student teachers and interns. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-4c.
  4. One Year Extension to Lease Agreement with RICOH for Copiers. Karl Hehr.
    Exhibit C-4d.
  5. Agreement with KJ Photo Booth for 8th Grade Party. Pam Stangeland.
    Exhibit C-4e.
  6. Amendment #3 to Agreement ICN for Ethernet Services (internet). Karl Hehr.
    Exhibit C-4f.

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


Homeless Grant Application. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-6 .


Homeless Grant Application. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-7 .


Action Item(s)

8:20 pm 18.

2015-16 District Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1

8:30 pm 19.

Approval of Superintendents Budget for 2015-2016. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.

8:35 pm 20.

Certified Staff Reappointment List. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3

8:40 pm 21.

Ratification of the 2015-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Local 2003 IUPAT Union representing District Custodial and Maintenance employees. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4

8:45 pm 22.

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

8:50 pm 23.

Ninth Grade Science Textbook Adoption. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-6.

8:55 pm 24.

Drawings, Specs and Set Public Hearing: AHS Scoreboard. Spence Evans and Judge Johnston. Exhibit A-7

9:05 pm 25.

Comprehensive Assessment Plan for 2015-16. Dan Andrews. Exhibit A-8


Board and Staff Item(s)

9:10 pm 26.

Items from the Board.


Items from the Staff.


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1




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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