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School Board Meeting of December 4, 2017


Ames Community School District, December 4, 2017

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, December 4at 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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Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.


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.

6:35 p.m.  3. Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments
6:45 p.m.  4. Transportation. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments
7:00 p.m.  5. 2018-2019 Modified Supplemental Amount Application for Dropout Prevention Application and Budget Proposal. Anthony Jones.
Exhibit D-3.
Public Comments
7:10 p.m.  6.

Pool Discussion. Tim Taylor and Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-4.
Public Comments


Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-5.

 201.3       Traits of Effective Board Members

 202.1       Board Committees

 205          Board Minutes

 207          Gifts to Board Members

 401.12     Employee Travel Compensation

 401.13     Employee Use of District Credit Cards

 705.1       Bidding Requirements

 705.2       Purchasing Procedures

 706.3       Payday Schedules

 803.2       Emergency School Closings

 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.

8:00 p.m. 8. Minutes from the meeting held November 20, 2017. Chris
  9. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1
  10. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2

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

a.    Agreement with Walsworth Yearbooks for AMS. Dan Fox.
Exhibit C-3a .

b.     Agreements with Steve’s Mobile Music for DJ Services. Dan Fox.
Exhibit C-3b.

c.      Memorandum of Understanding with Boys & Girls Club of Story County. Anthony Jones. Exhibit C-3c.

    ACTION Item(s)
8:05 p.m. 12. Construction Manager for High School and Pool Projects. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:10 p.m. 13.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

8:20 p.m.  


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