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School Board Meeting of February 19, 2018


Ames Community School District, February 19, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, February 19 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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Discussion Item(s)

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.

6:35 p.m.


Recognition: Aileen Sullivan, Theresa Green, and Mike Todd will be recognized for the State awards they have received. Tim Taylor


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.

6:40 p.m.  4. Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments
6:50 p.m.  5.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-2.

402.8 Administrative Staff Reductions

403.6 Certified Staff Resignations

505 Student Records

705.4 Outstanding Checks

Public Comments.


Public Forum
( See Discussion Item Guidelines )


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 p.m. 6. Minutes from the meetings held January 29, February 5 and 12, 2018. Chris Stensland
  7. Claims and Payroll for January, 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1
  8. Financial Reports for January 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2
  9. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.

Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.


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

  1. Agreement with Bonnie’s Barricades for temporary traffic and crosswalk signals at Fellows Elementary. Gerry Peters Exhibit Exhibit C-5a

Receive and File: Audit Report. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-6.

    ACTION Item(s)
7:25 p.m. 13. Revised 2018-19 Calendar and Draft 2019-20 Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
7:35 14

Policy for Action. Monic Behnken and Rodney Briggs. Exhibit A-2.
610 Teacher Lesson Plans

7:40  15. Architectural Services with Haila Architects for Tennis Courts on 24th Street. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3
 7:50  16. Agreement with RDG for architectural services for classroom addition to Edwards School. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
  17. Agreement with Stokes Energy Consulting for the District to join a bulk Natural Gas Consortium. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5
  18. Agreement with Stokes Energy Consulting for the District to join a bulk Natural Gas Consortium. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5
  19. Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-7.
  20. Selection of Architect for New Ames High School Project. Alisa Frandsen. (no Exhibit.)

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:05 p.m. 21.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.

8:15 p.m.  


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