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School Board Meetings of October 15, 2018


Ames Community School District October 15, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
October 15, 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.

 Click for a Printable Version of the October 15, 2018 meeting agenda 

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.



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.



Policies for Discussion: Section 200. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments.



Board Committee Assignments. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-2.

Public Comments

  5. Board Committee Updates Alisa Frandsen. (no Exhibit).

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.

  6. Minutes from the meetings held September 24, 26, and 28, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  7. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1.
  8. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-2.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

a.            Service Agreement with Heartland AEA and Youth & Shelter Services for educational services at Rosedale Shelter. Anthony Jones.  Exhibit C-3a.

b.            Contract with Story County DECAT to offer School Based Trauma Informed Yoga at AHS. Spence Evans.  Exhibit C-3b.

c.            Annual District Vehicle Purchase 2018-2019. Gerry Peters.
               Exhibit C-3c.

  10. Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4.

Whole Grade Sharing Agreement with United Community Schools. Jenny Risner. Exhibit A-1.

  12. Easements for Tennis Courts. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
  13. Architectural Services for Small Projects. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  12. Items from the Board.
  13. Items from the Staff.
  14. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.

Next Regular Meeting: October 29 @ 5:30 p.m.

Work Session to follow: District-wide definition of equity


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