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School Board Agenda May 19, 2014

Everyone is invited to an Open House Reception to say thank you to our Board of Directors 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.


Ames Community School District

May 19, 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, April 28 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. National School Board Recognition Month.
6:40:pm 5. 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) 
7:00:pm 6. Mitchell 4th Grade PLC Demonstration. Mandy Ross. Exhibit I-1.
  Discussion Item(s) 
7:350 pm 7. Superintendent’s Recommended Budget for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-1.
7:40:pm 8. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-2.

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.)


7:45 p.m. 9. Minutes of the meetings held April 22 and 28, 2014. Karen Shimp.
  10. Claims and Payroll for April 2014. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-1.
  11. Financial Reports for April 2014. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-2.
  12. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
  13. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.

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

  1. Scholastic Book Fair Agreements for Edwards School for 2014-15(November 6-12, 2014; February 19-25, 2015; May 11-15, 2015).

    Dave Peterson.Exhibit C-5a

  2. Scholastic Book Fair Agreements for Meeker School for 2014-15(October 3-10, 2014; March 23-27, 2015; May 11-15, 2015).

    Steve Flynn.Exhibit C-5b

  3. Scholastic Book Fair Agreements for Ames Middle School for 2014-15 (November 7-14, 2014 and February 23-27, 2015).Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-5 c
  4. Scholastic Book Fair Agreements for Sawyer School for 2014-15(November 5-13, 2014; February 18-26, 2015). Sue Lawler. Exhibit C-5d
  5. Letter of Understanding with DMACC for Nursing Students to Observe District Nurses. Carol Page.Exhibit C-5e
  6. Cooperative Agreement with Grand View University for Student Nurses. Mandy Ross.Exhibit C-5f
  7. Agreement with Augustana College for Student Teacher.Mandy Ross.Exhibit C-5g
  8. BackPack Partner Agreement for 2014-15 at Mitchell Elementary. Justin Jeffs. Exhibit C-5h
  9. BackPack Partner Agreement for 2014-15 at Sawyer Elementary. Sue Lawler.Exhibit C-5i
  10. BackPack Partner Agreement for 2014-15 at Meeker Elementary. Steve Flynn.Exhibit C-5j
  11. Equipment and Facility Use Agreement with ISU for use of Hilton Coliseum for Commencement Ceremonies on May 25, 2014.Spence Evans.Exhibit C-5k
  12. Agreement with BC Productions Live, Inc. for DJ Services and Karaoke for SAC Activity on June 4. Pam Stangeland.Exhibit C-5l
  13. Agreement with Drake University for Head Start Classroom at Northwood Preschool Center for 2014-15. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-5m
  14. Agreement with Mr. John Kinley to serve as Story County Consortium Director. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5n
  15. SIAC Membership for 2013-14. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-6.
  16. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-7.
  Action Item(s) 
7:50 p.m. 17. Approval of Schematic Drawings for Fellows School. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
7:55 p.m. 18. Approval of K-12 Math Textbook Adoption. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-2.
8:00 p.m. 19. Approve Award of Contract for AHS Stadium Traffic Coating (Public Hearing held April 28). Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
8:05 p.m. 20. Approval of Edwards Playground Equipment Change Order.Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4..
8:10 p.m. 21. Adoption of Story County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.
8:15 p.m. 22. Approval of Disposal of District Property by Sale, Trade or Donation. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.
8:20 p.m. 23. Approval of Extending Contract with Durham School Services for One Year. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-7
8:20 p.m. 24. Approval to Lease Fleet of School Buses. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-8.
8:25 p.m. 25. Award Contract for Food Service Management. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-9.
8:35 p.m. 27. Approve Meal Prices for 2014-15. Karen Shimp. Exhibit A-10.
8:40 p.m. 28. Termination of Certain Certified Staff. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-11.
8:45 p.m. 29. Ratification of the Terms and Conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Ames Education Association. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-12.
8:50 p.m. 30. Approve Ames High School Class of 2014. Spence Evans. Exhibit A-13.
8:55 p.m. 31. Approve Open Enrollment Application(s). Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-14.
  Board and Stff Item(s) 
  32. Items from the Board.
  33. Items from the Staff.
  34. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
9:10 p.m. Adjourn
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