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Board 15-6

School Board Meeting of May 22, 2017


Ames Community School District, May 22, 2017

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

 6:35 p.m.


Public Hearing: 2016-17 Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland.
Exhibit H-1.
6:40 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.


Discussion Item(s)

7:00 p.m. 5. Overview of Collaboration with ISU. Marlene Strathe, Director of College of Education. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments
7:15 p.m. 6.

ALP Update. Yonas Michael and others. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments

7:35 p.m. 7.

Review of Construction on Elementary School Projects. Steve Lang, TOK. Exhibit D-3.

Public Comments

7:50 p.m. 8. Policy 710.6 Meal and Snack Charges (new policy). Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-4.
Public Comments
7:45 p.m. 9.

Policies for Discussion. Rodney Briggs and Tim Rasmussen.
Exhibit D-5.

414.1 Support Staff Vacations and Holidays (GDBE)

710.1 Food Service Management (EF)

710.2 Free and Reduced Price Food Services (FEB)

710.3 Vending Machines (EFC)

Public Comments

8:10 p.m. 10.

Committee Reports. Luke Deardorff. Exhibit D-6.

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.

8:20 p.m. 11. Minutes of the work session held May 1 and the regular meeting held May 8, 2017. Chris Stensland.
  12. Claims and Payroll for April 2017. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1
  13. Financial Reports for April 2017. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2.
  14. Personnel Reports. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.
  15. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.


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

a.  Juvenile Court Liaison. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-5a.

b.  DMACC for concurrent enrollment of AHS students. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-5b.

c.  Equipment and Facility Use Agreement with ISU for use of Hilton Coliseum for Commencement on May 28, 2017. Spence Evans. Exhibit C-5c.

d.  Agreement with Alvine Engineering for Professional Design Services to address the noise concerns at Fellows. Gerry Peters.Exhibit C-5d.

e.  Agreement with Center for Responsive Schools, Inc. Mandy Ross. Exhibit C-5e.


Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-6.


Action Item(s)

8:25 p.m. 18. Board Meeting Schedule for 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-1
 8:15 p.m. 19.

Purchase of Secondary Science Resources. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-2.

8:35 p.m. 20.

Ames High School Class of 2017. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-3.

8:40 p.m 21. Reappointment of Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Educational Assistants and Information Techs for the 2017-18. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4
8:45 p.m 22.

Traffic Study of 16th Street & Ridgewood to Stange Road. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.

8:50 p.m 23. New Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-6.

Board and Staff Item(s)

8:55 p.m. 24.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

9:05 p.m.  


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