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School Board Agenda, January 11, 2016

Ames Community School District
January 11 , 2016
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, January 11 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. Policies for Discussion: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-1.
AF, Long-Range Needs Assessment
DJI, Contracts
DK, Payment Procedures
GDA, Support Staff Positions
GDB, Support Staff Contracts and Compensations Plans
7:05 pm 5. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. 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.)
7:15 pm 6. Minutes of the regular meeting held December 14, 2015 and the work session held Monday, December 21, 2015. Chris Stensland.
7. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
8. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
9. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
Action Item(s)
7:20 pm 10. Policies for Action: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-1.BBB, Regular School Board ElectionsBD, School Board Meetings

DFC, Grant Funding

GBE, Staff Health and Safety

IE, Organization of Instruction

IFA, Curriculum Research

IGBB, Programs for Gifted Students

7:25 pm 11. Change Order(s) Dotson Drive Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
7:30 pm 12. Substantial Completion for Dotson Drive Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
7:55 pm 13. Schematic Drawings for the Facilities/Bus Storage Facility, TOK. Exhibit A-4.
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
 7:50pm Adjournment
 Reminder: The Board Meeting on January 25 will begin at 5 p.m.
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