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Board 15-6

School Board Meeting of July 17, 2017


Ames Community School District, July 17, 2017

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, 17 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.

 Click for a Printable Version of the July 17, 2017 meeting agenda 

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

6:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement


Discussion Item(s)

6:35 p.m. 3. Iowa Reading Research Center Grant. Mandy Ross. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments
6:40 p.m. 4.

SIAC Goal Recommendations. Dan Andrews. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments

7:00 5. ESL Materials Update. Shaeley Santagio. Exhibit D-3
7:50 p.m. 6.

Committee Reports. Alisa Frandsen. (no exhibit)
Public Comments


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.

7:40 p.m. 7. Minutes from meetings held June 5, 12, 19 and 29, 2017. Chris Stensland
  8. Claims and Payroll for May and June 2017. Chris Stensland.
Exhibit C-1.
  9. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-2.
  10. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4.

a.            Lease Agreement with Lutheran Services for rental of classroom space at the Beloit Campus for the 2017-18 school year. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-4a

b.            Service Agreement for 2017-18 with ChildServe for one-to-one nursing services. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-4b.

c.            School-Based Mental Health Services Agreement with LSI. Anthony Jones.Exhibit C-4c

d.            Facility and Grounds Use Agreement with ISU for AMS Cross Country. Jeremie Knutson.Exhibit C-4d

e.            Agreement with ISU for Athletic Training Services for 2017-18. Judge Johnston.Exhibit C-4e

f.             Agreement with McFarland Clinic for Athletic Training Services for 2017-18. Judge Johnston.Exhibit C-4f

g.            Edwards BackPack Partner Agreement for 2017-18. Dave Peterson. Exhibit C-4g

h.           Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement with Gilbert and Ballard for Orchestra in 2017-18. Mike Avise and Mary Kay Polashek.
Exhibit C-4h.

i.              Cultural Competency Professional Development Agreements. Mandy Ross.Exhibit C-4i.

j.              Agreement with Adventureland Inn for Administrators’ Retreat in August. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-4j.


Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.


Action Item(s)

7:45 p.m. 13.

Municipal Pool Joint Use Agreement Extension. Tim Taylor.
Exhibit A-1. (This item was tabled at the June 19.)

 7:50 p.m. 14.

Disposal of Textbooks and Instructional Materials. Kari Smith.
Exhibit A-2.

7:55 p.m. 15.

Legislative Priorities. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit A-3

8:00 p.m 16. Annual approval of Policy 401.16 Retirement of Staff. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen. Exhibit A-4.
8:05 p.m 17. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:55 p.m. 18.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

9:05 p.m.  


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