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School Board Agenda of March 11, 2019


Ames Community School District March 11, 2019

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
March 11, 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



 Ames Education Foundation Presentation of $4,000 for District overdue lunch accounts.



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)

202.5 Student School Board Representative

800  Objectives of Buildings and Sites

801.1 Buildings and Sites Long Range Planning

801.2 Building and Sites Surveys

801.3 Educational Specifications for Buildings and Sites

801.4 Site Acquisition

Public Comments



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

Public Comments.


Transportation Contract. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-3. (Priority 2)

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 meetings held February 21 and 25, 2019. Chris Stensland. (Priority 4)
  8. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1. (Priority 3)
  9.  Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-2. (Priority 4)
  10. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-3. (Priority 2)
  11. Series 2019 GO Bond Pre-Levy Resolution. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
  12. 2012 GO Bond Prepayment Resolution. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
  13. 2013 GO Bond Prepayment Resolution. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.
  14. Retirement Policy Revision. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4.
  15. Commissioning Services for NEW High School Construction. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  16. Items from the Board.
  17. Items from the Superintendent.
  18. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.
  19. Items from the Superintendent

Closed session (if needed)

Closed Session as provided in section 21.5(1)(a) of the open meetings law to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.


Action on Student Discipline Issue.



Next Regularly Schedule Board Meeting is Monday March 25  



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