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School Board Agenda, November 23, 2015

BOARD AGENDA
Ames Community School District
November 23, 2015
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)
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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. TOK Contract Amendment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-1.
7:05 pm 5 Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-2.
7:15 pm 6. Policies to Announce: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-3.BBB, Regular School Board Elections
BD, School Board Meetings
DFC, Grant Funding
GBE, Staff Health and Safety
IE, Organization of Instruction
IFA, Curriculum Research
IGBB, Programs for Gifted StudentsWritten comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office thru December 4.
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.)
7:20 pm 7. Minutes of the regular meeting held November 9, 2015. Chris Stensland
8. Claims and Payroll for October 2015. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
9. Financial Reports for October 2015. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
10. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
Action Item(s)
7:25 pm 12. Policies for Approval: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-1.ABDA/KCAA, Parent Involvement – Title 1
CBE, Superintendent’s Development Opportunities
CC, Administrative Organizational Plan
CL, Administrative Reports (Critical incident Reports)
DAA, Fund Balance Reporting
DBJ, Physical Plan and Equipment (PPEL) Levy
DFA, Investment of Public Funds
EEA, Student Transportation Services
GCD, Certified Staff Hiring
GCDA, Administrative Staff Hiring
GDD, Support Staff Hiring
GCLA, Certified Staff Visits and Conferences
7:30 pm 13. Modified Allowable Growth Request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) – Woodward Academy Day School Consortium Special Education Administration Costs. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
7:35 pm 14. Modified Allowable Growth Request to the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) – Grandwood Program Consortium Special Education Administration Costs. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.
7:40 pm 15. Bus Stop Change Due to Safety Issues. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4.
7:45 pm 16. PPEL Budgets. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.
7:50 pm 17. Final Completion of AHS Window Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.
7:55 pm 18. Change Order(s): Fellows Project. TOK. Exhibit A-7.
8:00 pm  19. Change Order(s): Mitchell Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-8.
8:05 pm  20. Change Order(s): Sawyer Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-9.
8:10 pm 21. Change Order(s): 24th Street Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-10
8:15 pm 22. Final Completion of the Meeker Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-11.
Board and Staff Item(s)
8:20 pm 23. Items from the Board.
24. Items from the Staff.
25. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
 8:30pm Adjournment
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