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School Board Agenda, December 14, 2015

Ames Community School District
December 14 , 2015
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, December 14 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 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  Item(s)
6:55 pm 4. Overview of Iowa School Report Card/NCLB Reauthorization. Mandy Ross.
Exhibit D-1.
7:10 pm 5. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-2.
7:20 pm 6. Policies for Discussion: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-3.BBB, Regular School Board Elections
BD, School Board Meetings
DFC, Grant Funding
GBE, Staff Health and Safety
IE, Organization of Instruction
IFA, Curriculum Research
IGBB, Programs for Gifted Students
7:30 pm 7. Policies to Announce: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-4.AF, Long-Range Needs Assessment
DJI, Contracts
DK, Payment Procedures
GDA, Support Staff Positions
GDB, Support Staff Contracts and Compensations Plans
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 8. Minutes of the regular meeting held November 23, 2015. Chris Stensland.
9. Claims and Payroll. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
10.  Financial Reports for November 2015. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
11. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
12. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
13. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.a.  Agreement with Iowa State Center for rental of Scheman Building for Prom on April 9, 2016. Sipele Pablo.Exhibit C-5a.

b.  Computer Information Concepts Contract. Karl Hehr.Exhibit C-5b.

14. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.
Action Item(s)
7:40 pm 15. Resolution to Certify Participation in an Instructional Support Program. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
7:45 pm 16. Fellows Abatement Project. Gerry Peterson. Exhibit A-2.
7:50 pm 17. Open Enrollment Application(s) for 2015-16. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.
7:55 pm 18. Change Order(s) Sawyer Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-4.
8:00 pm 19. Change Order(s) for Fellows Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-5.
Board and Staff Item(s)
8:05 pm 20. Items from the Board.
21. Items from the Staff.
22. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
 8:15pm Adjournment
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