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School Board Agenda : August 8, 2016

Ames Community School District
August 8 , 2016

 Board members will assemble in the Board Room, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, August 8 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.
6:35 pm 3. 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  4. Technology Update. Karl Hehr. Exhibit D-1.  
7:05 pm 5.

Update on Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-2.

7:15 pm 6.

2016 IASB Legislative Priorities. 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.)
7:25 p.m 7. Minutes of the regular Board meeting held July 18, 2016. Chris Stensland.  
  8. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.  
  9. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
  10. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.   

a.     Agreement with McFarland Clinic for athletic training services for fall Ames Middle School athletics. Jeremie Kuntson, AMS Athletic Director.Exhibit C-3a.

b.     Rental Agreement with ISU for use of cross country course September 19 for AMS cross country meet. Jeremie Knutson, AMS Athletic Director. Exhibit C-3b.

c.     Contract with the String Beans Performance Group for two performances on
April 7, 2017 at Northwood Preschool Center. Brandon Schrauth, Principal.  Exhibit C-3c

d.     Agreement with McFarland Clinic for athletic training services for 2016-17. Judge Johnston. Exhibit C-3d

e.     Agreement with ISU for athletic training services for 2016-17. Judge Johnston. Exhibit C-3e

f.      2016-17 Service Agreement with Lutheran Services in Iowa (Beloit) funding. Exhibit C-3f

g.     Agreement to assign current contracts with Haila Architecture to CES, Ltd. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3g


  11. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.  
  12. Receive and File: Exchange Student Report. Mandy Ross and Mike Avise. Exhibit C-5.  
  Action  Item(s)
7:30 pm 13. Policies GCPC/GDPC, Retirement of Staff. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.  
7:35 pm 14. Northwood Preschool Center Site Planning Services. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.  
7:40 pm  15. Middle School Athletics Facilities Planning Services. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.  
7:45 pm 16. Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.  
7:55 pm 17. Substantial Completion of Contract with A-One Geothermal, Inc., for Fellows Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-6.  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:00 pm 18. Items from the Board.  
  19. Items from the Staff.  
  20. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.  
  Closed Session
8:10 pm  21. Closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation, as that individual has requested a closed session  
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