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School Board Agenda of January 28, 2019


Ames Community School District January 28, 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
January 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.

(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

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.

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Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and and Reading of Purpose Statement. 


The Ames Community School District commits to equity and access that empowers every individual to reach their full personal and educational potential.


1.     Educational Equity and Improvement

2.     Transparent Financial Planning and Processes

3.     Recruitment, Retention, and Development of a High-Quality Staff

4.     Clear and Consistent Communication to Support Positive and Proactive Community Relationships

5.     A Safe and Responsive System that Promotes the Mental Health and Well-Being of Every Individual



INFORMATION  ITEM(S) Residents of the District, students attending the District, parents or guardians of students attending the District, and District staff members may address the Board about any topic relevant to the District whether on the current agenda or not. Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Speaker participation is limited to three minutes once per item. The views and opinions of citizens addressing the Board do not necessarily reflect those of the Board, District administration, or staff. Speakers are to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees, students or their performance. Student speakers will state their name and school. Others will state their name and address.



2018-19 Critical Consciousness Training Update Presentation. Daniel Spikes and Katy Swalwell. Exhibit D-1. (Priority 1)

Public Comments.



Board Committee Update. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-2. (Priority 4)

Public Comments.

  Public Forum

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.


Minutes from the meetings held January 7 and 14, 2019. Chris Stensland. (Priority 4)

  6. Financial Reports for December 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 2)
  7. Claims and Payroll for December 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2. (Priority 2)
  8. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 3)
  9. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4. (Priority 2)
  10. Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-5. (Priority 4)
  11. Receive and File: Audit Report. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-6
(Priority 2)

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-7. (Priority 2)

a.  Data sharing agreement with School Data Solutions. Karl Hehr.
     Exhibit C-7a.


Policies for Approval. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit A-1. (Priority 4)

400     Role of and Guiding Principles for Employees

401.3 Nepotism

401.7 Employee Travel Compensation

401.8 Recognition of Service of Employees

401.9 Employee Political Activity

402.1 Release of Credit Information

402.6 Employee Outside Employment

403.4  Hazardous Chemical Disclosure

  14. Change Order(s): Tennis Courts #3. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2. (Priority 2)
  15. Items from the Board.
  16. Items from the Superintendent.
  17. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.

Next Meetings

February 11 – Regular Board Meeting

February 25 – Regular Board Meeting





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