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School Board Agenda : December 5, 2016

Ames Community School District
December 5 , 2016

 Board members will assemble in the Board Room, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
December 5  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 / Information  Item(s)
6:55 pm  4.

Homeless Program Update. Haley Losoff. Exhibit D-1

7:10 pm  5.

Update on Board Goals. Administrative Team. Exhibit D-2

7:20 pm  6.

Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-3.

7:30 pm  7.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-4.

GCI, Certified & Administrative Staff Assignments and Transfers

GDI, Support Staff Assignments and Transfers

GDL, Support Staff Professional Development Opportunities

  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.)
7:40 pm  8. Minutes of the joint meeting with United Community School District and the regular Board meeting held November 21, 2016. Chris Stensland.  

Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.


Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.


2017-2018 Modified Supplemental Amount Application for Dropout Prevention Application and Budget Proposal. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-3.

  Action  Item(s)
7:50 pm  12. Engineering/Design Services for Edwards Expanded Playground. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1  
7:55 pm 13. Board Security Ad Hoc Committee. Tim Taylor and Rodney Briggs. Exhibit A-2.  
8:00 pm 14. Resolution of Support: Promise of Iowa Public Education. Luke Deardorff and Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:05 pm 15. Items from the Board.  
  16. Items from the Staff.  
  17. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.  
8:15 pm Adjourn
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