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Board 15-6

School Board Meeting of June 19, 2017


Ames Community School District, June 19, 2017

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, June 19 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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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 pm  3.

Northwood Reading Adoption. Erin Miller, Mary Morton, Brandon Schrauth. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments

6:50 p.m 4.

Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. (no exhibit)
Public Comments

7:00 p.m.


Public Form

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.


Consent Items 

7:20 p.m. 6. Financial Reports for May 2017. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1
  7. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-2.
  8. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.

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

a.            Agreement with John Kinley to serve as Director of the Story County Consortium. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-4a.

b.            Agreement with Grant Wood for Business and Personnel software applications. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-4b.

c.            Agreement with Goodman Artists for presentation in February 2018. Tim Taylor and Mary Kay Polashek.Exhibit C-4c.

d.            Agreement with ISU for use of Cross Country Course on 8/31 and 10/12. Judge Johnston.Exhibit C-4d.

e.            Agreement with Ames Golf and Country Club for use of golf course for Boys and Girls Golf in 2017-18. Judge Johnston.
Exhibit C-4e.

f.             Renewal of Agreement with Seimens for building automation. Gerry Peters.Exhibit C-4f.

g.            Lease agreement with Harvest Vineyard Church for Home School Assistance Program classroom space. Kathy Geis.
Exhibit C-4g.

h.           Rental Agreement with Ames Community Preschool Center. Gerry Peters.Exhibit C-4h.

i.              Workers’ Comp Provider Agreement. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-4i.

j.              Agreement with Drake University for Head Start programming for 2017-18. Tim Taylor.Exhibit C-4j.


  10, Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5.
  11. Abuse Investigators for 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.

Action Item(s)

7:30 p.m. 12 Preschool Tier 1 Foundational Materials Adoption. Brandon Schrauth, Erin Miller and Mary Morton. Exhibit A-1
7:35 p.m. 13.. Reappointment of Co-Curricular Staff. Lisa Negus. Exhibit A-2.
7:40 p.m. 14. Pay Rates for Substitutes. Lisa Negus and Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3
7:45 p.m. 15. Superintendent’s Contract. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit A-4.
7:50 p.m. 16. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-5.
7:55 p.m. 17. Municipal Pool Joint Use Agreement Extension. Tim Taylor.
Exhibit A-6.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:00 p.m. 18. Items from the Board.
    Items from the Staff.
    Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1
8:10 p.m.  


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