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Board 15-6

April 10, 2017

Ames Community School District
April 10, 2017

 Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, April 10  
at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.
(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

Click for a Printable Version of the April 10, 2017 meeting agenda 

Approx. Time   Item  
6:30 pm 1. Call to Order.  
  2. Approval of Agenda Reading of 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.
6:35 pm 3. Public Hearing:Sale of 1621 Wilson Avenue. Chris Stensland. Exhibit H-1.  
6:40 pm 4. Public Hearing: 2017-18 Certified Budget. Chris Stensland. Exhibit H-2.  
6:45 pm 6. Public forum. District residents, students, parents/guardians of students, and staff members may address the Board about any topic relevant to the District. Speakers must sign up at the beginning of the meeting and each speaker is limited to three minutes per board meeting.  If necessary, the Board President may need to reduce the three-minute time limit to accommodate more speakers in the 20 minutes allotted. The Board may approve an extension of the 20-minute time allocation to allow all speakers up to three-minutes. We ask speakers to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees or students or their performance. Student speakers will state their name and school. Others will state their name and address  
  Discussion / Information  Item(s)
7:05 pm  6. Sale of the Crawford Site. Luke Deardorff and Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-1.  
7:05 pm  7. Co-Teaching. Mitchell Staff. Exhibit D-2.  
7:45 pm  8. K-12 Science Update. Kari Smith and others. Exhibit D-3  
 7:55 pm  9. English as a Second Language (ESL) Standards Presentation. Shaeley Santiago, ESL TOSA/Instructional Coach. Exhibit D-4.  
 8:00 pm   10. 2017-18 General Fund Budget. Tim Taylor and Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-5.  
8:15 pm 11. Communication Plan and Board Goals. Kathy Hanson and Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-6. (Link to full plan)  
8:30 pm 12. Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-7.  
8:40 pm 13. Board Policy for Discussion: JEC, School Admissions. Tim Rasmussen and Rodney Briggs. Exhibit D-8  
8:50 pm 14.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-9.

AAB, Use of District Logo
AH, Wellness
EFA, Procurement for School Meal Programs
GCEA, Certified Staff Substitutes
GCL, Certified Staff Professional Development Opportunities
IF, Curriculum and Assessment Development
IGDF, Student Fundraising Activities
IIAC, Public Appeal of Instructional Materials
KBC, Publicity and New Media Relations
Advertising in the Schools
Distribution of Materials to Students
LEA, Student Teacher, Practicums and Internships
(Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office through April 18.)

  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.)
8:55 pm  15. Minutes of the regular meeting held March 27, 2017. Chris Stensland.  
  16. Personnel Reports. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.  
  17. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.  

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

a.  Agreement with Steve’s Mobile Music for last day activities. Pam Stangeland.  Exhibit C-3a

b.   Agreement with Youth and Shelter Services for Student Assistance Programming. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-3b

c.   Faith Bible College Field Experiences for Students. Mandy Ross.
       Exhibit C-3c.

  19. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.  
  Action  Item(s)
9:00 pm  20. Change Order #2 on Facilities Management and Bus Storage Building. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1.  
9:05 pm 21. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.  
9:10 pm 22. Meal Prices for 2017-18. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.  
9:15 pm 23. Set Public Hearing for Sale of Crawford. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4  
9 pm  24. Policy to Approve. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-5.  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
9:25 pm 24. Items from the Board.  
  25. Items from the Staff.  
  26. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.  
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