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School Board Agenda, February 08, 2016

BOARD AGENDA
Ames Community School District
February 8 , 2016
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.Click for a Printable Version of the February 8, 2016  meeting
Approx. Time   Item
6:30:pm 1. 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 3. 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
Discussion  Item(s)
6:55 pm 4. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for the new Administration, new Fellows Elementary and remodeled Sawyer Elementary buildings. Jen Peterson, Storey Kenworthy. Exhibit D-1.
7:05 pm 5. 2016-17 and 2017-18 District Calendars. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-2.
7:10 p.m. 6. School Finance Basics – Spending Authority. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-3.
7:25 p.m. 7. Policies for Discussion: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-4.
AD, Educational Philosophy
IGDF, Student Fund-Raising Activities
IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities
IGBJ, Homeless Children and Youth
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.)
7:30 pm 8. Minutes of the regular meeting held January 25, 2016. Chris Stensland.
9. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
10. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
11. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
12. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4a.a.     Contract with Opera Iowa (Des Moines Metro Opera) to provide workshops for all third grade students.  Dave Peterson.
Action Item(s)
7:535pm 13. Receive and File Audit Report. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
7:45 pm 14. Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.
Board and Staff Item(s)
7:50 pm 15. Items from the Board.
16. Items from the Staff.
17. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
 8:00pm Adjournment
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