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School Board Agenda October 20, 2014

BOARD AGENDAAmes Community School District October 20 , 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, October 20 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
6:30:pm 1.

Call to Order.

2. Approval of Agenda
3. 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. 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)
6:55 pm 5. Update on Certified Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit I-1.
7:05:pm 6. Policies to Announce. Tim Rasmussen and Rodney Brigs. Exhibit I-2.Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office until October 29.ABC/JFB, Student Involvement in Decision-MakingACA/JBA, Section 504 of Rehabilitation ActAE, School District Goals and ObjectivesBF, Board Policy Development, Revision and WaiverDH, Bonded Employees and OfficersDID, Inventories

DJB, Petty Cash Accounts

DJC, Bidding Requirements

DJI, Contracts

ECD, Traffic and Parking Controls

EFC, Vending Machines

EIB, Liability Insurance

KB, School and Community Information Program

Decussion Item(s)
7:10 pm 7. High School science course announcement. Mandy Ross, Spence Evans and Aileen Sullivan. Exhibit D-1.
7:25 pm 8. Middle School technology course announcement. Pam Stangeland and Karl Hehr. Exhibit D-2.
7:40 pm 9. Sawyer SINA Plan. Sue Lawler and Staff. Exhibit D-3.
7:25 pm 10. Logistics of moving Sawyer students to old Edwards for the 2015-16 school year.Tim Taylor.  Exhibit D-4.
7:25 pm 11. PPEL Budget. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-5.
7:25 pm 12. Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-6.
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.)
8:45:pm 13. Minutes of Meeting(s) held October 6, 2014. Karen Shimp.
14. Claims and Payroll for September 2014. Karen Shimp. Exhibit C-1.
15. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
16. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.

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

  1. Sharing Agreement with Gilbert Schools for Debate. Mike Avise.Exhibit C-4a.
  2. BC Productions DJ Services for middle school dance on October 24, 2014.Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-4b
  3. Agreement with Snyder and Associates for Professional Services on Fellows site work. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-4c.
  4. Amendment to RICOH Lease Agreement. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-4d.


18. Notification of Garage Sale at Old Edwards on October 25, 2014. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5.
19. Receive and File: Home School Assistance Program Report. Shelly Larson. Exhibit C-6.
20. Receive and File: Title I Application/Budget. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-7.
21. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-8.
Action Item(s)
8:50 p.m. 22. Policies for Action. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-1.AGA, Recognition for Accomplishment (RESCIND)BDDH/KD, Public Participation at Board MeetingsCF, School GovernanceICA, School CalendarID, School DayIIAA, Textbook Selection, Adoption, Maintenance, and ControlIICA, Field Trips and Excursions

IKEB, Acceleration/Retention/Deceleration

JHF, Student Safety

8:55 p.m. 23. Closeout of Ames High School Stadium Expansion, Public Restrooms, and Concessions Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
9:00 p.m. 24. Closeout of Meeker Lighting and Acoustical Ceilings Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
9:05 p.m. 25. Approve Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan Application. Mandy Ross. Exhibit A-4.
9:10 p.m. 26. New Open Enrollment Application(s) for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5
Board and Staff Item(s)
9:15 p.m. 27. Items from the Board.
28. Items from the Staff.
29. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
9:25 p.m. Adjournment


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