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School Board Agenda of January 14, 2019


Ames Community School District January 14, 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
January 14, 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.



Policies for Discussion. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-1. (Priority 4)



Title III Mini Grants. Shaeley Santiago. Exhibit D-2. (Priority 1)

Public Comments.


Board Committee Update. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-3. (Priority 4)

Public Comments.


Update on Rebranding of Ames High School. Eric Smidt. Exhibit D-4. (Priority 4)

Public Comments


2018-19 NWEA MAP Growth Pilot Proposal. Amy Lane. Exhibit D-5. (Priority 1)

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 meeting held December 10, 2018. Chris Stensland. (Priority 4)

  9. Financial Reports for November 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 2)
  10. Claims and Payroll for November 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2. (Priority 2)
  11. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 3)
  12. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4. (Priority 2)

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5. (Priority 2)

a.     Agreement with Sigler Companies for an online apparel store. Eric Smidt. Exhibit C-5a.

b.     Agreement with Rippke Design for the rebranding of Ames High. Eric Smidt.  Exhibit C-5b.

c.     Agreement with Ascension Media Group for DJ Services for Prom. Jessica Cakrasenjaya.  Exhibit C-5c.

d.     Agreement with CPMI Event Center for Prom. Jessica Cakrasenjaya.  Exhibit C-5d.

e.     Agreement with Kajeet for wifi hotspots. Karl. Hehr. 
        Exhibit C-5e.

  14. Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-6. (Priority 4)
  15. Data Sharing Agreement Template. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-7. (Priority 4)
  16. PPEL Budgets. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-1. (Priority 2)
  17. Whole Grade Sharing Agreement with United Community School District and Facility and Infrastructure Improvement Program. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2. (Priority 2
  18. 2019-2020 Modified Supplemental Amount Application for Dropout Prevention and Budget Proposal. Anthony Jones. Exhibit A-3. (Priority 2)
  19. Conflict of Interest Waiver. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4. (Priority 2)

Memorandum of Understanding with the Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club. Chris Stensland.

Exhibit A-5. (Priority 2)

  21. Items from the Board.
  22. Items from the Superintendent.
  23. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.

Next Meetings

January 23 – Work Session (Policies) with Harry Heiligenthal, IASB

January 28 – Regular Board Meeting

February 11 – Regular Board Meeting

February 25 – Regular Board Meeting





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