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Board 15-6

School Board Meeting of November 20, 2017


Ames Community School District, November 20, 2017

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, November 20
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)

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. Homeless Program Update. Anthony Jones. Exhibit D-1.
Public Comments
6:45 p.m.  4. Potential Grant with Boys & Girls Club. Anthony Jones. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments
6:55 p.m.  5.

Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. Exhibit D-3.
Public Comments

7:05 p.m.  6.

Policies to Announce. Rodney Briggs and Monic Behnken.
Exhibit D-4.

 201.3       Traits of Effective Board Members

 202.1       Board Committees

 205          Board Minutes

 207          Gifts to Board Members

 401.12     Employee Travel Compensation

 401.13     Employee Use of District Credit Cards

 705.1       Bidding Requirements

 705.2       Purchasing Procedures

 706.3       Payday Schedules
 803.2  Emergency School Closings


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.

7:20 p.m. 7. Minutes from the meeting held November 6, 2017. Chris Stensland.
  8. Claims and Payroll for October 2017. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  9. Financial Report for October 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. Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.
Infinite Campus ESI Software Update. Anthony Jones
  13. Continuous Open Enrollment Application(s). Exhibit C-6.
    ACTION Item(s)
7:25 p.m. 14.

Request to School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for Modified Allowable Growth for Increasing Enrollment, and Limited English Proficiency Instruction Beyond 5 Years. Chris. Stensland. Exhibit A-1.

7:30 p.m. 15.

Change Order: 24th Street. Steve Lang. Exhibit A-2.

7:35 pm  16.

Final Acceptance: Edwards Playground Improvements Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-3.

7:40 pm  17.

Open Enrollment Application(s). Exhibit A-4


Board and Staff Item(s)

7:45 p.m. 18.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

7:55 p.m.  


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