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School Board Agenda April 25, 2016

Ames Community School District
April 25 , 2016
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, April 25   at 6:30 p.m. for a regular 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.
6:30 pm  3. Public Hearing: Fellows Playground. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-1.
6:40 pm 4. 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)
7:00 pm 5. Innovative Instructional Practices. DeAnna Tibben. Exhibit D-1.
7:15 pm 6. Update on Construction Projects and Change Orders. Steve Lang, TOK.
Exhibit D-2.
7. Teacher Leadership Grant Update. Mandy Ross. Exhibit D-3.
7:35 p.m 8. Special Education Update. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit D-4.
7:50 p.m 9. 2015-16 Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-5.
8:00 p.m 10. Superintendent’s Budget Recommendations for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-6.
11. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-7.
  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.)
 8:25 p.m 12. Minutes of the regular meeting held April 11, 2016. Chris Stensland.
  13. Claims and Payroll for March 2016. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  14. Financial Reports for March 2016. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
  15. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
  16. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
  17. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

        1. Agreement with BCP Live, Inc. for Middle School Dance on May 6, 2016.
          Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-5a
        2. Agreement with Grandview University for Placement of Students for 2016-17. Mandy Ross.Exhibit C-5b
        3. Memorandum of Understanding with Volunteer Center of Story County for Recruiting and Screening Volunteers for the Summer School Program. Yonas Michael.
          Exhibit C-5c
        4. Agreement with Mastery Connect for a Web-Based program to collect, analyze student data. Mandy Ross Exhibit C-5d
        5. Agreement with FitnessGram use of Software for PE Classes. Mandy Ross Exhibit C-5e
  18. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6
  Action  Item(s)
8:30 pm 19. Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
8:35 pm 20. Award of Audit Services. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
8:40pm  21. Notice of Intent to Terminate the Contracts of Certain Teachers. Tim Taylor.
Exhibit A-3.
8:45 pm 22. Reappointment of Custodial/Maintenance Staff for 2016-17. Tim Taylor.
Exhibit A-4.
8:50pm 23. Change Order(s): Sawyer Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-5.
8:55 pm 24. Change Order(s): 24th Street. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-6.
9:00 pm  25. Change Order(s): Fellows Playground Equipment. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-7.
9:05 pm  26.  Final Acceptance of the Contract with A-One Geothermal, Inc. for Work on the Mitchell Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-8.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
9:10 pm 27 Items from the Board.
  28. Items from the Staff.
  29. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
 9:20 pm Adjourn
 Following adjournment, the Board will hold a closed session to discuss negotiations strategy.  This closed session is exempt from the open meetings law.
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