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School Board Agenda August 4, 2014



Ames Community School District

August 4, 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.

(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)


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 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. Ames Education Foundation Update. Anne Arbuckle. Exhibit I-1.
7:05 pm 6. Research Requests from 2013-14. Mandy Ross. Exhibit I-2.
  Decussion Item(s) 
7:15 pm 7. Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-1.
  8. Updated Master Facilities Plan. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-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.) 


7:20:pm 9. Minutes of the meeting held July 7 and 14, 2014. Karen Shimp.
  10. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-2.a.  Purchase of Service Agreement with ChildServe for one-to-one nursing services for 2014-15. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-2a.

b.  Student Teacher Agreement with ISU for 2014-15. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-2b.

c.  28E Agreement for Juvenile Court Liaison. Karen Shimp

Exhibit C-2c.

d.   ISU Facility and Grounds Use Agreement for Ames Middle School to use Cross Country Course on September 18. Jeremie Knutson.

Exhibit C-2d.

e.   Agreement with McFarland Clinic for Athletic Trainers for Ames Middle School Athletics. Jeremie Knutson. Exhibit C-2e.

f.    Renew of Agreement with Crescerance for Custom District Mobile App for Android and iPhones. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-2f.

  12. June 30, 2014 Cash/Investment Balances. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-3.
  13. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
  14. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.

Action Item(s) 


7:25 pm 15. Approve Policies GCPC, Retirement of Certified Staff and Policy GDPC, Retirement of Support Staff. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-1.
7:30 pm 16. Approve agreement with Seimens for services and management of District HVAC systems. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
7:35 pm 17. Approve interscholastic football program for 7th grade. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.
7:40 pm 18. Approve small projects architects, engineers and contractors for 2014-2015. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
7:45 pm 19. Approve substantial completion of electrical contract with DeVries Electrical for work on the Edwards School Project. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-5.
7:50 pm 20. Approve Change Orders #2 and #3 for Meeker School Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.
7:55:pm 21. Approve Legislative Priorities for 2014-15. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit A-7.
8:00 pm 22. Approve vehicle replacements. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-8.
8:05 p.m. 23. Approve Open Enrollment application(s). Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-9.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:10 p.m. 24. Items from the Board.
  25. Items from the Staff.
  26. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
8:20 p.m. Adjourn
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