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A reception for John Hascall, Mary Jurenka, Paul Sodders, and Francis Todey will be held near the
AHS Multipurpose Room from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
The public is invited to join in thanking them for their service on the Board

Ames Community School District

September 19, 2011
( revised 9/16/11)

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m.
(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

Click here for a printable version of the September 19, 2011, meeting agenda.

7:00 p.m.

Call to Order.


Approval of agenda and 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..
7:05 p.m. 3. Public forum. (Residents of the District, students attending the District, parents/guardians of students attending the District, and District staff members may address the Board about topics relevant to the District. Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Speaker’s participation is limited to three minutes once per board meeting. The Board President may reduce the three-minute limit to accommodate more speakers in the 20 minutes allotted for the public forum. Any extension of the 20-minute time limit for the public forum must be approved by the Board. The views and opinions of citizens addressing the Board do not necessarily reflect those of the Board, district administration, or staff. We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance.)

Consent Items (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.)

7:25 4.

Minutes of the meeting held August 15.  Karen Shimp.


Personnel Report.  Tim Taylor.  Exhibit C-1.


Gift to the District.  Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.


Contracts/Agreements. Exhibits C-3.

  1. Scholastic Book Fairs, October 10-14, 2011 and March 26-30, 2012 at Meeker School.  Steve Flynn .Exhibits C-3a
  2. Scholastic Book Fair, November 2-10, 2011 at Edwards School. 
    Dave Peterson.Exhibit C-3b


Year-End Cash Balance Report.  Karen Shimp.  Exhibit C-4.


Open enrollment requests.  Tim Taylor.  Exhibit C-5.

  Action Items
7:30 p.m. 10.

Accept the Certified Annual Reports.  Karen Shimp.  Exhibit A-1.

7:35 p.m. 11.

Approve Discretionary Busing Rates for 2011-12.  Karen Shimp.  Exhibit A-2.

7:40 p.m. 12.

Enrollment of two students from South Dakota.  Tim Taylor.  Exhibit A-3.


Discusion Items

7:45 p.m. 13.

StruXtures’ Services.  Mary Jurenka.

  Board and Staff Items:
7:55 p.m 14.

Board President’s Report.  Mary Jurenka. 

  15. Retiring Board Members Remarks.

Presentation of plaques.  Tim Taylor.

8:10 p.m. Adjournment sine die.

Meeting With New Board Members

8:15 p.m. 1.

Call to order.  Board Secretary Karen Shimp.


Oath of office to new Directors.  Karen Shimp.


Approval of agenda.  Karen Shimp.


Election of President.  Karen Shimp.  (President will assume the Chair.)

  5. Election of Vice President.  President.

Discusion / Information Items

8:30 p.m. 6.

Board Organization and Structure.


Items from the Board.


Items from the staff.

  9. Board Planning Calendar.  Tim Taylor.  Exhibit B-1.
8:45 p.m.





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 will provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to sex, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, 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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