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School Board Agenda of November 26, 2018


Ames Community School District November 26, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
November 26, 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.

 Click for a Printable Version of the November 26, 2018 meeting and work session agenda 

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.



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. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments.


Board Committee Updates

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.

  5. Minutes from the meetings held November 12, 2018. Chris Stensland
  6. Financial Reports for October 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  7. Claims and Payroll for October 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
  8. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4a.

a. Modification of Current Agreement with Ames Community Preschool Center (ACPC). Gerry Peters. 

  10. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-5.

District Purpose and Priorities. Alisa Frandsen and Jenny Risner. Exhibit A-1.

  12. Request to SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth for Increasing Enrollment, and Limited English Proficiency Instruction Beyond 5 Years. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
  13. Demolition and Deconstruction of Old Edwards.
Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
  14. Final Completion: Demolition and Deconstruction of Old Edwards. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  12. Items from the Board.

Superintendent’s Report.

  • Ames High School Project Update

  • Purpose Statement/Priorities on Board Agenda

  14. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.

The December 10 Board Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Work Session on Elementary Enrollment Challenges will begin at 6:30 p.m.




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