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School Board Agenda October 6, 2014


Ames Community School District

October 6 , 2014Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, October 6 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   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 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)
7:05 pm 5. YSS Presentation. Geri Bugg. Exhibit I-1.
  Decussion Item(s)
7:05:pm 6. Policies: AGA, Recognition for Accomplishment; BDDH/KD, Public Participation at Board Meetings; CF, School Governance; ICA, School Calendar; ID, School Day;
IIAA, Textbook Selection, Adoption, Maintenance, and Control; IICA, Field Trips and Excursions; IKEB, Acceleration/Retention/Deceleration; and JHF, Student Safety. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit D-1.
7:15pm 7. Moving Sawyer Students to Old Edwards for the 2015-16 School Year. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-2.
7:25 pm 8. Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-3.
  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.)
7:55:pm 9. Minutes of Meeting(s) held September 22, 2014. Karen Shimp.
  10. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
  11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

  1. Title 1 Educational Service Agreement with Youth and Shelter Services.
    Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-3a


  13. Receive and File: 504 Report. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-4.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
7:40 p.m. 14. Items from the Board.
  15. Items from the Staff.
  16. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
7:45 p.m. Adjournment


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