The Ames Community School Board of Directors will learn about meeting the needs of students with dyslexia at its next regular meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26. Associate Superintendent Mandy Ross has arranged for Wendy Robinson, Heartland Area Education Agency’s literacy specialist, and Mary Morton, Ames Teacher on Special Assignment for literacy, to present a history of dyslexia and an overview of the Iowa literacy law that includes language pertaining to dyslexia.

Dr. Ross said the experts will share steps the District has taken to begin teacher training about dyslexia to ensure teachers have the skills they need to meet students’ unique instructional needs, as well as future professional development on the topic. The presentation will also include sharing plans to update district PK-12 literacy.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the presentation and discussion, although Board protocol does not allow public comment during the discussion.

The Board provides an opportunity for the public to speak during its Public Forum at each regular meeting. The Board President announces the Public Forum as soon as the meeting is called to order and the agenda is approved.

School Board meetings are held in the Ames High School Multipurpose Room, 1921 Ames High Dr.