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School Board Agenda, October 26, 2015

Ames Community School District
October 26 , 2014
Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, October 26 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  Item(s)
6:55 pm 4. OECD Report. Mandy Ross and Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-1.
7:10 pm 5. Dyslexia Update. Wendy Robinson, Darcy Cosens, Mary Morton, and Mandy Ross. Exhibit D-2.
7:40 pm 6. Recommendation for a Consultant to Assist with the District’s Self-Insurance Program. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-3.
8:00 pm 7. Ames High School Computer Science Course Announcement. Karl Hehr, Spence Evans, and Melissa Allman. Exhibit D-4.
8:10 pm 8.  Update form October 5 Professional Development Day. Karl Hehr. Exhibit D-5.
8:20 pm 9.  2015 Certified Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-6.
8:25 pm 10.  Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-7.
8:35 pm 11. Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-8.
Written comments will be accepted in the Superintendent’s Office until November 3.
ABDA/KCAA, Parent Involvement – Title 1
CBE, Superintendent’s Development Opportunities
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.)
8:40 pm 12. Minutes of the regular meeting held October 12, 2015. Chris Stensland.
13. Financial Report for September 2015. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
14. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
15. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
16. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4.a. Book Fair Agreements for Edwards School. Dave Peterson.Exhibit C-4a.b. Book Fair Agreements for Meeker School. Steve Flynn.Exhibit C-4b.
17. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.
Action Item(s)
8:45 pm 18. Request to go before the State School Budget Review Committee for modified allowable growth for Limited English Proficiency. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
8:50 pm 19. Resolution of Intent to Participate in the Instructional Support Levy and Set the Public Hearing (November 6, 2015). Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
8:55 pm 20. Contract with Consultant to Assist with Self-Funded Insurance Program. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.
9:00 pm 21. Depository Banks and Maximum Deposit Amounts. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4.
9:05 pm 22. Change Order(s): 24th Street Project. TOK. Exhibit A-5.
9:10 pm 23. Change Order(s): Sawyer Project. TOK. Exhibit A-6.
Board and Staff Item(s)
9:15 pm 20. Items from the Board.
21. Items from the Staff.
22. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
 9:25pm Adjournment
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