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School Board Agenda of June 3, 2019


Ames Community School District June 3 , 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
June 3 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 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/DISCUSSION 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.



Story County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Gerry Peters and Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Services.
Exhibit D-1. (Priority 4) Public Comments



Emergency Operations Plan. Eric Smidt, Karl Hehr, and Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-2. (Priority 5) Public Comments.


Policies for Discussion. Allen Bierbaum and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-3. (Priority 1)

414.1   Classified Employee Vacations, Holidays, Personal Leave

601.1   School Calendar (Mandatory Policy)

601.2   School Day

604.5   Religious-Based Exclusion from a School Program

605.5   School Library (Mandatory Policy)

606.4   Student Production of Materials and Services

Public Comments



Board Committee Update. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-4. (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.

  7. Minutes from the meeting held May 20, 2019. Chris Stensland.
(Priority 4)
  8. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 3)
  9. Open Enrollment Applications. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-2. (Priority 4)
  10. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 2)
  11. Award of Bid for Food Service. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1. (Priority 2)
  12. Set Public Hearing for Sale of Old Edwards to the City of Ames. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2. (Priority A-2)
  13. Master Contract between Public Professional and Maintenance Employees (PPME) Local 2003, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and Board of Education, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Lisa Negus. Exhibit A-3. (Priority 3)
  14. Compensation for Educational Assistants. Lisa Negus. Exhibit A-4 (Priority 3).
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  15. Items from the Board.
  16. Items from the Superintendent.
  17. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.


 Next Regular Meeting is June 17, 2019 


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