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School Board Agenda September 8, 2014



Ames Community School District

September 8, 2014

Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, September 8 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
  Decussion Item(s) 
6:55:pm 5. Reports of Board Work on Committees. Directors. Exhibit D-1.
7:05 pm 6. Durham School Services and transportation issues. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-2.
7:30 pm

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. Minutes of Meeting(s) held August 18, 2014.  Karen Shimp.
  8. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1.
  9. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.a. Agreement with YSS for Student Assistance Programming. Yonas Michael. Exhibit C-3a.

Agreement with Steve’s Mobile Music for homecoming dance, September 20. Mike Avise. Exhibit C-3b.

c.Agreement with Goodman Artists and Christian Howes for an orchestra workshop at AHS. Mike Avise. Exhibit C-3c.

Tableau User License. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-3d.

Agreements with BC Productions Live, Inc. for Ames Middle School Spirit Run on October 3 and school dance on October 17. Pam Stangeland. Exhibit C-3e.


  11. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor Exhibit C-4.

Action Item(s) 


7:35 pm 12. Athletic Budget for 2014-15. Spence Evans. Exhibit A-1.
7:40 pm 13. Approve Board Goals for 2014-15. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit A-2.
7:45 pm 14. .Approve acceptance of year 2 of the Early Literacy Implementation (ELI) grant. Mandy Ross. Exhibit A-3.
7:50 p.m. 15. New Open Enrollment Application(s) for 2014-15. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  16. Items from the Board.
  17. Items from the Staff.
  18. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.
8:05 p.m. Adjournment
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