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School Board Agenda of February 25, 2019


Ames Community School District February 25, 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
February 25, 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 Mission Statement.



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.



Board Committee Update. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-1. (Priority 4)

Public Comments.

  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.

  4. Minutes from the meetings held February 11, 2019. Chris Stensland. (Priority 4)
  5. Financial Reports for January 2019. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 2)    
  6. Claims and Payroll for January 2019. Chris Stensland. Exhbit C-2. (Priority 2)
  7. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 3)
  8. Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4. (Priority 4)

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5. (Priority 2)

a.     Agreement with Camp Marketing for Online Registration. Chris Stensland and Nicole Kuhns. Exhibit C-5a.

b.     Natural Gas Sales Agreement. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5b.


Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-6. (Priority 2)

  11. Approval of Design Documents for New Ames High School. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1. (Priority 1)
  12. 2019-2020 District Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit A-2. (Priority 3-4)

Policies for Approval. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit A-3. (Priority 4)

302.6       Superintendent Professional Development

303.5       Administrator Duties

304.1       Development and Enforcement of Administrative Regulations

304.2       Monitoring of Administrative Regulations

401.10     Credit/Procurement Cards

700          Purpose of Noninstructional and Business Services

701.2       Transfer of Funds

701.3       Financial Records

701.4       Governmental Accounting Practices and Regulations

703.1       Budget Planning

703.2       Spending Plan

704.1       Local – State – Federal – Miscellaneous Revenue

704.2       Debt Management

704.4       Gifts – Grants – Bequests

704.5       Student Activities Fund

  14. Procurement Card Resolution. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4.
(Priority 2)
  15. Board Meeting Schedule for 2019-20. Jenny Risner. Exhibit A-5
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  16. Items from the Board.
  17. Items from the Superintendent.
  18. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.


Next Regularly Schedule Board Meeting is Monday March 11  



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