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School Board Agenda : October 24, 2016

Ames Community School District
October 24 , 2016

 Board members will assemble in the Board Room, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
October 24 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 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)
6:55 pm  4.

11th Grade Science Courses and Pilot Texts. Kari Smith. Exhibit D-1.

7:05 pm  5. PPEL Budget Overview. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-2.  
7:15 pm  6. Erosion Control. Gerry Peters and Eric Thompson, Fox Engineering.
Exhibit D-3.
7:30pm  7.  Facilities Discussion. Gerry Peters and Mike Espeset.  
7:40 pm  8.  Board Committee Work. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-4.  
7:50 pm 9. Certified Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-5.  
8:00 pm 10.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-6.

Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent Office through November 2.

ABD/KCA, Parent Involvement

BCE, Board Committees

IGAC, Teaching About Religion

INB, Teaching About Controversial Issues

JFG, Inspections and Searches

KT, Volunteering in Our Schools

  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  11.

Minutes of the regular Board meetings held October 3 and 10, 2016. Chris Stensland.


Claims & Payroll for September 2016. Chris Stensland.  Exhibit C-1 


Financial Reports for September 2016. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.

  14.  Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.  
  15.  Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.  

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

a.   Contract for Momentus to publish a yearbook for Edwards Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year. Dave Peterson. Exhibit C-5a


Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.

  18. Receive and File: Home School Assistance Program Report. Shelly Larson. Exhibit C-7  
  Action  Item(s)
8:10 pm 19. Approve Board Goals for 2016-17. Luke Deardorff and Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.  
8:15 pm 20. Request to go before the School Budget Review Committee for modified allowable growth for Limited English Proficiency. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.  
  Board and Staff Item(s)
8:20 pm 21. Items from the Board.  
  22. Items from the Staff.  
  23. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.  
8:30 pm   Adjourn
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