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School Board Agenda December 1, 2014

BOARD AGENDAAmes Community School District

December 1 , 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, December 1 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
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 Items
6:55 pm 5. Durham Update. Karen Shimp. Exhibit I-1.
7:05:pm 6. Microsoft Settlement. Karl Hehr. Exhibit I-2.
7:15:pm 7. Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit I-3.AH, WellnessGBCA, Conflicts of Interest

GBL, Personnel Records

JHFE, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office thru December 10.

Decussion Item(s)
7:10:pm 8. Report on Compliance with AH, Wellness. Karen Shimp. Exhibit D-1
7:30 pm 9. Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. 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.) 
7:35:pm 10. Minutes of Meeting(s) held November 17, 2014. Karen Shimp.
11. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
12. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
13. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

  1. Contract Amendment with Wayne Larson. Karen Shimp


Action Item(s)
7:40 p.m. 14. Approve Request to SBRC for Modified Supplemental Amount (MSA) (formerly Modified Allowable Growth) for Limited English Proficiency Instruction.  Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-1.
7:45 p.m. 15. Approve Contract with for temporary heat at Mitchell Elementary. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
Board and Staff Item(s)
7:50 p.m. 16. Items from the Board.
17. Items from the Staff.
18. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
19. Closed Session as provide in Iowa Code Section 21.5.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. The minutes and the audio recording of a session closed under this paragraph shall be available for public examination when the transaction discussed is completed.
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