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School Board Agenda, November 9, 2015

Ames Community School District
November 9, 2015
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, November 9 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. Public Hearing: Extend Instructional Support Levy. 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  Item(s)
7:00 pm 5. 10th Grade Science Course Update and Next Generation Science Standards. Kari Smith and Aileen Sullivan. Exhibit D-1.
7:15 pm 6 Criteria for Defining Success. Tim Rasmussen and Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-2.
7:30 pm 7. Tableau Demonstration using Student Attendance (Data Dashboard). Dan Andrews. Exhibit D-3.
7:45 pm 8. PPEL Budgets. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-4.
8:00 pm 9.  Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-5.
8:10 pm 10. Policies for Discussion: Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-6.ABDA/KCAA, Parent Involvement – Title 1
CC, Administrative Organizational Plan
CL, Administrative Reports (Critical incident Reports)
DAA, Fund Balance Reporting
DBJ, Physical Plan and Equipment (PPEL) Levy
DFA, Investment of Public Funds
EEA, Student Transportation Services
GCD, Certified Staff Hiring
GCDA, Administrative Staff Hiring
GDD, Support Staff Hiring
GCLA, Certified Staff Visits and Conferences
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.)
8:20 pm 11. Minutes of the regular meeting held October 26, 2015. Chris Stensland.
12. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
13. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
14. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.a.     Agreement with Opera Iowa (Des Moines Metro Opera) to provide workshops for all third grade students. Dave Peterson. Exhibit C-3ab.     Chapter 28E Agreement with Woodward-Granger Community School District Grandwood Program. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-3b

c. Chapter 28E Agreement with Woodward-Granger Community School District Dayschool Program. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-3c

Action Item(s)
8:25 pm 15. School Budget Review Committee Application. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
8:30 pm 16. Final Completion of the AHS Scoreboard Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
8:35 pm 17. Change Order(s): Meeker Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-3
Board and Staff Item(s)
8:40 pm 18. Items from the Board.
19. Items from the Staff.
20. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
 8:50pm Adjournment
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