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School Board Meetings of October 29, 2018


Ames Community School District October 29, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
October 29, at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.

(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

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.

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Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.


Public Hearing: Tennis Court Easements.
Chris Stensland. Exhibit H-1.



INFORMATION /DISCUSSION ITEM(S) Residents of the District, students attending the District, parents or guardians of students attending the District, and District staff members may address the Board about any topic relevant to the District whether on the current agenda or not. Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Speaker participation is limited to three minutes once per item. The views and opinions of citizens addressing the Board do not necessarily reflect those of the Board, District administration, or staff. Speakers are to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees, students or their performance. Student speakers will state their name and school. Others will state their name and address.



Update on Ames High School Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments.


Board Committee Updates. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-2.

Public Comments.

  Public Forum

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.

  6. Minutes from the meeting held October 15, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  7. Financial Reports for September 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  8. Claims and Payroll for September 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2
  9. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.
  10. Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4.

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

a.            Agreement with Lifetouch for Student ID pictures at Ames High School (August. 2019). Spence Evans. Exhibit C-5a.

b.            Agreements with Steve’s Mobile Music for Ames Middle School 7th Grade parties. Dan Fox.Exhibit C-5b.

c.            Agreements with Steve’s Mobile Music for Ames Middle School 8th Grade Party and last day of school activities. Dan Fox.
Exhibit C-5c.

d.           Foster Care Memorandum of Agreement with Iowa Department of Human Service. Anthony Jones.Exhibit C-5d.



Policies for Approval: Series 200 – Board of Directors. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken.  Exhibit A-1.

  13. Policy 505.8 for Approval. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken. Exhibit A-2.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  14. Items from the Board.
  15. Items from the Staff.
  16. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.


The November 12 Board Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The work session will begin at 6:30 p.m.


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