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School Board Agenda, August 31, 2015

Ames Community School District
August 31 , 2014
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, August 31 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.
6:35: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.  Youth and Shelter Services Annual Update. Exhibit I-1.
7:05 pm 6. Updated Debt Service and Revenue Summary. Tim Taylor, Chris Stensland and Tim Oswald. Exhibit I-2.
Discussion Item(s) 
7:15 pm 7. IASB Legislative Priorities. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-1.
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.)
7:25 pm 8. Minutes of meeting held August 10, 2015. Chris Stensland.
9. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
10. Contract(s)/Agreement(s).
a. Preschool Partner Agreements. Chris Stensland Exhibit-C2a
b. Facility Agreement with Iowa State University for the 2015 Cross Country. Jeremie Knutson.Exhibit-C2b
c. Fellows Book Fairs to be held October 29-November 4, 2015; February 17-24, 2016; and May 3-6, 2016. Carol Page. Exhibit-C2c
11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
12. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
Action Item(s)
7:30 pm 13. Set Public Hearing for a Public Trail Easement and a Conservation Easement for Ames Middle School 2003, Plat 3. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1.
7:35 pm 14. Acceptance of Substantial Completion and Release of Retainage for the Ames High School Main Office Security Entrance Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
7:40 pm 15. Change Order(s): Meeker Playground Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
7:45 pm 16. Change Order(s): AHS Window Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
7:50 pm 17. Change Order(s): 24th Street Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-5.
7:55 pm 18. Change Order(s): Fellows Elementary School Project. Steve Lang, TOK.
Exhibit A-6.
8:00 pm 19. Change Order(s): Miller Avenue Project (Edwards School). Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-7.
8:05 pm 20. Disposal of Textbooks/Instructional Materials. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-8.
8:10 pm 21. Open Enrollment Applications for 2015-16. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-9.
Board and Staff Item(s)
8:15 pm 22. Items from the Board.
23. Items from the Staff.
24. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
8:25 pm 25. Closed session as provided in 21.5(1)(j) of the open meetings law to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay
for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.
 7:45 pm Adjournment
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