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School Board Meeting of March 26, 2018


Ames Community School District, March 26, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
March 26 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.


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. 2018-19 District Fees. Tim Taylor. Exhibit D-2.
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.

7:10 p.m. 5. Minutes from the meetings held February 16 and 19 and March 5, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  6. Claims and Payroll for February, 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  7. Financial Reports for February 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
  8. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.
  9. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

a.       Agreement with Camp Marketing Services, LLC for an on-line registration system for the Super Summer Program. Chris Stensland.
Exhibit C-5a.

b.       Agreement with John Kinley to serve as Director of the Story County Consortium. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5b.

c.       Agreement with String Beans for performances at Northwood Preschool Center. Kristin Barber. Exhibit C-5c.

d.       Extended agreement with Bonnie’s Barricades for Fellows School. Gerry Peters.  Exhibit C-5d.

e.       Agreement with Viveca Dillard for DJ services for Prom on April 14, 2018. Jeff Anderson.  Exhibit C-5e.

f.       New agreement with Unite Private Networks, LLC for internet services. Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-5f.

  11  Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.
    ACTION Item(s)
7:15  p.m. 12.

Policies for Action. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken. Exhibit A-1.

402.8 Administrative Staff Reductions
403.6 Certified Staff Resignations
505 Student Records
705.4 Outstanding Checks

7:20 p.m. 13 Natural Gas Sales Agreement. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.
7:25 p.m.  14. Sale of property no longer meeting the educational needs of the students or is outdated: High School Industrial Technology. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.
7:30 p.m. 15. Donation of property no longer meeting the educational needs of the students or is outdated – old sets (2 each) of bleachers from the middle school. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
 7:35 p.m. 16. One-Year Extension of Agreement with Durham. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-5.
 7:40 p.m. 17. Set Public Hearing on 2018-19 Certified Budget for April 9, 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-6.
Suggested motion:
 7:45 p.m. 18. Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-7.

Board and Staff Item(s)

7:50 p.m. 19.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

8:00 p.m.  


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