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School Board Agenda, September 28 , 2015

Ames Community School District
September 28 , 2014 Board members will assemble in the Multipurpose Room at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive, on Monday, September 28  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
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 4.  Durham School Services Update. Ron Leimbach.
7:05 pm 5. Early Announcement of AMS Course Change/Redesign. Mandy Ross, Pam Stangeland, and Karl Hehr. Exhibit I-1.
7:15 pm 6. Early Kindergarten Report Card. Brandon Schrauth. Exhibit I-2.
Discusion Items 
 7:25 pm 7. Board Goals Discussion. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-1.
 7:35 pm 8. Assignment of Board Committees. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-2.
 7:45 pm 9. Board Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. 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 10. Minutes of the regular and organizational meetings held September 14, 2015 and the special meeting on September 21, 2015.  Chris Stensland.
11. Personnel Report. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-1
12. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.
13. Contract(s)/Agreement(s).  Exhibits C-3

  1.  Title I Part N Service Agreement with Lutheran Services in Iowa (Beloit).Yonas Michael. Exhibits C-3a
  2. Title I Part D Service Agreement with Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. Yonas Michael. Exhibits C-3b
  3. Title I Part N Service Agreement with Youth and Shelter Services Rosedale .Exhibits C-3c
  4. AHS Orchestra Tour Contract for Fall 2016. Mary Kay Polashek.
    Exhibits C-3d
  5.  Agreement with Children’s Theater for Performances in 2015-16. Dave Peterson. Exhibits C-3e
  6.  Agreements for Scholastic Book Fairs at Ames Middle School October 30-November 30, 2015 and February 19-25, 2016. Pam Stangeland.
    Exhibits C-3f
  7.  Agreement with Iowa State University Student Teacher Placements. Mandy Ross. Exhibits C-3g
14. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
Action Item(s)
8:00 pm 15. Appointment of Heartland AEA District 5 Director. Luke Deardorf and Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
8:05 pm 16. Change Order(s): Fellows Project. Exhibit A-2.
8:10 pm 17. Change Order(s): Mitchell Project. Exhibit A-3.
 8:15pm 18.  Change Order(s): 24th Street Campus. Exhibit A-4.
8:20 pm 19. Substantial Completion of Contracts for the Mitchell Project. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit A-5.
8:25 pm 20. Final Completion of Contract with Woodruff for the Miller Avenue (Edwards) Project. Steve Lang, Gerry. Exhibit A-6.
Board and Staff Item(s)
8:30 pm 21. Items from the Board.
22. Items from the Staff.
 8:40 pm Adjournment
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