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School Board Agenda, February 22, 2016

Ames Community School District
February 22 , 2016
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, February 22 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  Item(s)
6:55 pm 4. Dropout Prevention Application. Yonas Michael. Exhibit D-1.
7:05 pm 5. School Finance Basics – Fund Structure. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-2.
7:10 p.m. 6. Board Committee Reports. 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.)
7:30 pm 7. Minutes of the regular meeting held February 8, 2016. Chris Stensland.
8. Claims and Payroll for January 2016. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1
9. Financial Reports for January 2016. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
10. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4
12. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.
a.     Agreement with Gee Willie Entertainment to provide entertainment for the last day of school activities. Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-5ab.     Agreement with The Origins Program for a 4-day training workshop for middle school teachers, June 13-16. Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-5b

c.     Agreement with City of Ames for Concession Stand at Brookside Park. Judge Johnston.Exhibit C-5c

13. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.
Action Item(s)
7:35 pm 14. 2016-17 and 2017-18 District Calendars. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
7:40pm 15. Policies for approval: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-2.Suggested motion: I move the Board approve the policies as presented.AD, Educational PhilosophyIGDF, Student Fund-Raising Activities

IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities

IGBJ, Homeless Children and Youth

7:45 pm  16. Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.
7:50pm 17. Fellows New Playground Plans and Specs and set Public Hearing. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
Board and Staff Item(s)
7:50 pm 18. Items from the Board.
19. Items from the Staff.
20. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
 8:05 pm Adjournment
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