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School Board Agenda : May 8, 2017

Ames Community School District
May 8, 2017

 Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street,
on Monday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.
(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the 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.
6:35 pm 3. School Board Recognition. Tim Taylor.  
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.

Edwards Use of Technology: Application with Students and Communication with Parents. Dave Peterson and Edwards Staff. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments

7:15 pm  6.

Policy 501.1 Admission of Students (JEC). Tim Rasmussen and Rodney Briggs. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments

7:30 pm  7. Board Meeting Schedule for 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-3.
Public Comments
7:35 pm 8. PPEL Update. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-4.
Public Comments
7:45 pm 9. 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-5.
Public Comments
7:50 pm 10. Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. (No written reports were submitted.)
Public Comments
  Information Item(s)  
8:00 pm 11.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit I-1.
414.1 Support Staff Vacations and Holidays (GDBE)
710.1 Food Service Management (EF)
710.2 Free and Reduced Price Food Services (FEB)
710.3 Vending Machines (EFC)
710.6 Meal and Snack Charges (new policy)
Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office through May 17

  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.)
8:05 pm  12. Minutes of the regular meeting held April 24, 2017. Chris Stensland.  
  13. Personnel Reports. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.  
  14. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.  
  15. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

a.   Cooperative Agreement with Grandview College for student placements for the 2017-18 school year. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-3a.
b.    Cooperative Agreement Luther College for student placements for                   the 2017-18 school year. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-3b.
c.     Chartwells Contract Extension. Chris Stensland.
            Exhibit C-3c.
d.     Imagine Learning Computer Program Pilot. Yonas Michael. 
            Exhibit C-3d.

  16. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.  
  Action  Item(s)
8:10 pm  17.

Policies for Action. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-1.

105.1 Use of District Logo (AAB)
408.1 Certified Staff Professional Development Opportunities (GCL)
410.1 Certified Staff Substitutes (GCEA)
410.2 Student Teacher, Practicums and Internships (LEA)
504.5 Student Fundraising Activities (IGDF)
602.1 Curriculum and Assessment Development (IF)
605.3 Public Appeal of Instructional Materials (IIAC/KLB)
710.4 Procurement for School Meal Programs (EFA)
710.5 Wellness (AH)
902.1 Publicity and News Media Relations (KBC)
903.1 Distribution of Materials to Students (KP)
904.1 Advertising in the Schools (KJ)

8:15 pm 18. Policy 501.1 Admission of Students (JEC). Tim Rasmussen and Rodney Briggs.   
8:20 pm 19. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-2.  
8:25pm 20. Purchase of World Languages Curriculum Update and Purchase of Materials. (Was a Discussion Item at the October 10 Board meeting). Vonda Junck. Exhibit A-3  
8:30 pm  21. Ratification of PPME Agreement for 2017-18 and 2018-19. Exhibit A-4. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.  
8:35 pm  22. Reappointment of Secretaries, Custodial/Maintenance, and Media Tech for the 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5.  
8:40 pm 23. Resolution Ordering Election on the Question of Continuing to Levy a Voter Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Property Tax. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-6.  
8: 45 24. Set Public Hearing (May 22, 2017) on 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-7.  
8: 50 25. Final Completion: Sawyer Project by All Pro Electric Technology. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-8.  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:55 pm 26. Items from the Board.  
  27. Items from the Staff.  
9:05 pm 28. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.  
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