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School Board Meeting of January 22, 2018


Ames Community School District, January 22, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, January 22, 2018
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



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 pm  3.

Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments

 6:45 p.m  4.

PPEL Budget. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments.

 7:00 pm   5.

Early Announcement of 8th Grade Health Standards and Text Resources. Kari Smith. Exhibit D-3.
Public Comments

 7:10 pm   6.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-4.

603.1 District Summer School

610  Teacher Plan Books

903.1 Public Conduct on School Premises

903.4 Sales Calls

910.1 PTA/PTO Activities

Public Comments.



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.

7:40 p.m. 7. Minutes from the meetings held December 18, 2017, and January 8, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  8. Claims and Payroll. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  9. Financial Reports for November 2017. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
  10. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.
  11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.
  12. Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.

Action Items 

 7:45 pm   13. Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1.
 7:50 p.m.  14. Proposal for Analysis of the District Student Transportation System. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
7:55 p.m. 15.. Approve Ahlers & Cooney Attorneys as Bond Counsel. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3.
8:00 pm    16. Temporary Construction Easement on the Northwood Preschool Center Site. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:05 p.m. 17..

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

8:15 p.m.  


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