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School Board Agenda, August 10, 2015

Ames Community School District
August 10 , 2014 Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, August 10 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
3. 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.
6:45: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
Information  Item(s)
6:55 pm 5.  Introduction of the District’s new COF/Board Secretary Christine Stensland.
Tim Taylor.
7:00 pm 6. Ames Education Foundation Update. Ann Arbuckle. Exhibit I-1.
7:10 pm 7. Summary of research requested and conducted in the Ames Community School District during the 2014-2015 school year. Mandy Ross. Exhibit I-2.
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.)
7:15 pm 8. Minutes of meetings held July 13 and 30, 2015. Chris Stensland.
9. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
10. Contract(s)/Agreement(s).
a.  a. Ames Middle School Athletic Trainer Agreement with McFarland Clinic. Jeremie Knutson Exhibit C2ab.  b. Letter of Commitment for Northwood Preschool Center for STEM grant (Pint-Sized Science). Brandon Schrauth Exhibit C2bc.  Agreement with Iowa Reading Corps (AmeriCorps) for a full-time reading tutor at Edwards, Fellows, Mitchell and Sawyer. Sue Lawler. C2c


11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
12. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
13. Claims and Payroll for July 2015. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5.
Action Item(s)
7:20 pm 14. Final Acceptance and Release of Retainage to Kruck Plumbing and Heating for completion of their mechanical contact on the Meeker Project.
Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1
7:25 pm 15. Final Acceptance of 2015 AHS Water Heater Replacement Project and Release of Retainage. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
7:30 pm 16. Open Enrollment Applications for 2015-16. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3
Board and Staff Item(s)
7:35 pm 17. Items from the Board.
18. Items from the Staff.
19. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
 7:45 pm Adjournment
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