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School Board Agenda May 23, 2016

Ames Community School District
May 23 , 2016
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, May 23   at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.
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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.
6:30 pm  3. Public Hearing: 2015-16 Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit H-1.
6:40 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
  Discussion / Information  Item(s)
7:00 pm 5. Blended Math Instruction. Teresa Testroet and Robyn Reisetter. Exhibit D-1.
7:15 pm 6. Literacy Plan Update. Mary Morton and Erin Miller. Exhibit D-2.
7. ELP Update. Nichole Kuhns. Exhibit D-3
7:40 p.m 8. ALP/Dropout Report. Yonas Michael. Exhibit D-4.
8:00 p.m 9. Sales Tax Revenue Bonds. Chris Stensland and Tim Oswald, Piper Jaffary. Exhibit D-5.
8:015 p.m 10. Policy KG, Community Use of Facilities. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen.
Exhibit D-6.
11. Policies For Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen.
Exhibit D-7.AFCA/GCNA, Administrative Staff EvaluationGCBC, Certified and Administrative Staff Fringe BenefitsGDBC, Support Staff Fringe BenefitsIGD, Non-Athletic Cocurricular Programs

IGDA, Interscholastic Athletic Programs

IKAB, Student Progress Reports to Parents

ILB, Standardized Assessments

JEC, School Admissions

KHA, Private Funding for Building and Site Improvements

  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.)
8:30 p.m 12. Claims and Payroll for April 2016. Christine Stensland. Exhibit C-1
  13. Financial Reports for April 2016. Christine Stensland. Exhibit C-2
  14. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
  15. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
  16. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

  1.  Addendum to Food Service Agreement. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5a
  2. Back Pack Partners Agreements for Edwards, Mitchell and Sawyer. Principals.Exhibit C-5b
  3. Solution Tree Agreement for Literacy Training for Mitchell and Sawyer Teachers. Principals. Exhibit C5c
  17. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.
  Action  Item(s)
8:35 pm 18.  2016-17 Board Meeting Schedule. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1
8:40 pm 19.  Certified Staff Reappointments. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2
8:45 pm  20. 10th Grade Science resource purchases; Statistics (dual enrollment) purchase and AP Chemistry and Physics purchases. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-3 
8:50 pm 21.  Award Driver Education Contract. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4
8:55 pm 22.  Food Services Prices for 2016-17. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-5.
9:00 pm 23.  Final Completion and Release of Retainage: Mitchell Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6
9:00 pm  24.  Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-17. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-7
  Board and Staff Item(s)
9:10 pm 25 Items from the Board.
  26. Items from the Staff.
  27. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
Closed Session
  9:20 pm  28.  Item(s) from the Board.
Closed session as provided in 21.5(1)(j) of the open meetings law to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.
9:20 pm Adjourn
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