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School Board Meeting of April 9, 2018


Ames Community School District, April 9, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
April 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting.

(The Board respectfully requests that all cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.)

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.

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Discussion Item(s)

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.

 6:35 p.m.


Public Hearing: 2018-19 Certified Budget. Chris Stensland.
Exhibit H-1.(approval under Action Items)

 6:40 p.m.


 Public Hearing: Tennis Courts. Gerry Peters. Exhibit H-2.

Discussion Item(s)

Residents of the District, students attending the District, parents or guardians of students attending the District, and District staff members may address the Board about any topic relevant to the District whether on the current agenda or not. Those who wish to speak must sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Speaker participation is limited to three minutes once per item. The views and opinions of citizens addressing the Board do not necessarily reflect those of the Board, District administration, or staff. Speakers are to remember that Iowa law prohibits the Board from discussing specific employees, students or their performance. Student speakers will state their name and school. Others will state their name and address.

6:45 p.m.  5. Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments.

6:55 p.m.  6.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-2.

501.3 Admission of Resident Students

501.4 Admission of Nonresident Students

501.6 Assignment of Students to Schools

501.7 Open Enrollment In

501.8 Open Enrollment Out

604.2 Student Use of Information Resources and Computer Networks

Public Comments.


Public Forum
( See Discussion Item Guidelines )


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.

7:20 p.m. 7. Minutes from the meeting held March 26 and April 4, 2018. Chris Stensland
  8. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1.
  9. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2

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

a.       Hoggatt School updated agreement. Gerry Peters. 
Exhibit C-3a.

b.       Agreement with ISU for use of Cross Country Course for Middle School Meet on September 17, 2018. Spencer Esslinger, AMS Athletic Director. Exhibit C-3b.

c.       Agreement with ISU for use of Hilton Coliseum for AHS Graduation on May 27, 2018. Spence Evans. Exhibit C-3c.

  11. Annual District Vehicle Purchase 2017-2018.
Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-4.
  12  Annual Equipment Purchase for 2017-18. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5.
    ACTION Item(s)
7:25 p.m. 13 GO Bond Prepayment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
7:30 p.m.  14. Series 2018 GO Bond Pre-Levy. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
7:35 p.m. 15. 2018-2019 Certified Budget. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.
 7:40 p.m. 16. Meal Prices for FY 2018-19. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-4.
 7:45 p.m. 17. Resolution to Iowa Legislature and Governor Reynolds. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-5.
 7:50 p.m. 18. Resolution to Set a Public Hearing on the Conveyance of the Crawford Building. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-6.
7:55 p.m. 19. New High School Construction Architect Contract with OPN. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-7.
8:00 pm 20. Design services for relocation of Fellows crosswalk. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-8.
8:05 pm 21. 2018-19 Student Fees and Rates for Voluntary Purchases. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-9.
8:10 pm 22. Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-10.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:15 p.m. 23.

Items from the Board

. 24.

Items from the Staff


Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.

 8:25 p.m  


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