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School Board Agenda : April 24, 2017

Ames Community School District
April 24, 2017

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

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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: Demo of Old Edwards. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-1.  
6:40 pm 4. Public Hearing: Sale of Crawford. Chris Stensland. Exhibit H-2.  
6:45 pm 5. 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)
6:55 pm  6. Guiding Coalition Work and How It Impacts Students. Pam Stangeland and AMS Staff. Exhibit D-1.  
7:25 pm  7.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-2.

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 News Media Relations
KJ, Advertising in the Schools
KP, Distribution of Materials to Students
LEA, Student Teacher, Practicums and Internships.

7:30 pm  8. Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-3.  
  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.)
7:40 pm  9. Minutes of the regular meeting held April 10, 2017. Chris Stensland.  
  10. Claims and Payroll. Chris Stansland. Exhibit C-1.  
  11. Financial Reports. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.  
  12. Personnel Reports. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.  
  13. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.  

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

a.   Agreement with FoodBank of Iowa for BackPack Program at Mitchell. Justin Jeffs.  Exhibit C-5a.
b.   Agreement with FoodBank of Iowa for BackPack Program at Edwards. Dave Peterson.  Exhibit C-5b.
c.   Cooperative Agreement with University of Northern Iowa for Student Placements in the 2017-18 school year. Mandy Ross.  Exhibit C-5c.
d.   Cooperative Agreement with Morningside College for Student Placements in the 2017-18 school year. Mandy Ross.  Exhibit C-5d.            
e.   Agreement with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., for Actuarial Services for GASB 45 Compliance. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5e.           
f.    Professional Development Agreement with Discipline Associates, LLC. Darcy Cosens.  Exhibit C-5f.

  15.  Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6  

Receive and File: International Exchange Students Report for 2016-17.
Mike Avise. Exhibit C-7.

  Action  Item(s)
7:45 pm  17. 2017-18 Superintendent’s General Fund Budget. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.  
7:50 pm 18. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.  
7:55 pm 19. Reappointment of Certified Staff for 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.  
8:00 pm 20. Change Order(s): Edwards Playground Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.  
8:05 pm  21. Shared Cost Agreement for Repairs to Storm Culvert in the AHS Prairie. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.  
8:10pm  22. Indoor Community/School Swimming Pool. Luke Deardorff. (no exhibit)  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:10 pm 23. Items from the Board.  
8:15 pm 24. Items from the Staff.  
8:25 pm 25. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1  
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