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School Board Agenda June 2, 2014


Ames Community School District

June 2, 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting..
(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

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 4. 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
  Information Item(s)
6:55:pm 5. Technology Update. Karl Hehr. Exhibit I-1.
7:10:pm 6. Iowa Reading Corps yearly update for Sawyer Elementary School. Sue Lawler. Exhibit I-2.
7:20:pm 7. Tiny Circus and Blue Ribbon Painting at Meeker. Steve Flynn and Susan Norris. Exhibit I-3.
  Discussion Item(s)
7:25 pm 8. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-1.

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.)

7:35 p.m. 9. Minutes of the meeting held May 19, 2014. Karen Shimp.
  10. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
  11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3

  1. Scholastic Book Fairs at Fellows for 2014-15. (November 6-22, 2014;
    February 19-25, 2015; May 5-7, 2015). Carol Page.Exhibit C-3a
  2. Iowa NET High Academy Alternative Option School Program.
    Mandy Ross.Exhibit C-3b
  3. Sharing Agreement with Gilbert for Orchestra for 2014-15.
    Spence Evans.Exhibit C-3c
  13. District Abuse Investigators for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
  14. Continuous Open Enrollment Application(s). Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.
  Action Item(s)
7:40 p.m. 15. Approval of Superintendent’s Recommended Budget for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
7:45 p.m. 16 Approve reappointment of certified staff for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.
7:50 p.m. 17. Approve reappointment of District information technicians and building media technologists for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.
7:55 p.m. 18. .Approve reappointment of administrators and administrative assistants for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4
8:00 p.m. 19. Approve contract/addendum with Chartwells for Food Services. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-5.
8:05 p.m. 20. Approval to terminate the contracts dated December 16, 2013 and March 26, 2014 with Windstream. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-6.
8:10 p.m. 21. Approve contracts with Mediacom for building connectivity. Karl Hehr. Exhibit A-7.
8:15 p.m. 22. Approve contract with Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC for building connectivity. Karl Hehr. Exhibit A-8.
8:20 p.m. 23. .Approve Change Oder #1 for Meeker Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-9.
8:25 p.m. 24. Approve Change Order #7 for Edwards Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-10.
8:30 p.m. 25. Approve Open Enrollment Application(s). Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-11.
  Board and Stff Item(s)
8:35 p.m. 26. Items from the Board.
  27. Items from the Staff.
  28. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
  Closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation, as that individual has requested a
9:10 p.m. Adjourn
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