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School Board Agenda of May 6, 2019


Ames Community School District May 6, 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
May 6 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 Purpose Statement


The Ames Community School District commits to equity and access that empowers every individual to reach their full personal and educational potential.


1.     Educational Equity and Improvement

2.     Transparent Financial Planning and Processes

3.     Recruitment, Retention, and Development of a High-Quality Staff

4.     Clear and Consistent Communication to Support Positive and Proactive Community Relationships

5.     A Safe and Responsive System that Promotes the Mental Health and Well-Being of Every Individual



Celebrations & Recognitions: School Board Recognition Month



Public Hearing: New AHS Bid Issuance #1 Site Work Package.
Exhibit H-1.



Public Hearing: Resolution for the Conveyance of Real Property.
Exhibit H-2.



INFORMATION  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.



AHS Therapeutic Learning Center Presentation. Brian Carico and Jean Muhammad. Exhibit D-1 (Priority 1)


Introduction of 6th grade intramural sports at Ames Middle School. Yonas Michael and Spencer Esslinger. Exhibit D-2. (Priority 1)


Report on Receipt of Bids for the Sale of the $45,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-3  (Priority 2)


Board Committee Update. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-4. (Priority 4)
  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.

  10. Minutes from the meeting held and April 22, 2019. Chris Stensland. (Priority 4)
  11. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 3)

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-2. (Priority 2)

a.     2019-20 Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement with Gilbert for Orchestra. Mary Kay Polashek Exhibit C-2a.(Priority 2)

b.     2019-20 Agreement with Drake University for the Head Start Program. Jenny Rinser.  Exhibit C-2b.

  13. Open Enrollment Applications. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 4)
  14. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4. (Priority 2)
  15. 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1. (Priority 2)
  16. Transitioning intramural 7th grade volleyball and basketball programs at AMS to interscholastic programs beginning 2019-2020. Spencer Eslinger and Yonas Michael. Exhibit A-2.
  17. Resolution directing the sale of $45,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3 (Priority 2)
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  18. Items from the Board.
  19. Items from the Superintendent.
  20. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.





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