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Board 15-6

School Board Meeting of October 9, 2017


Ames Community School District, October 9, 2017

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday, October 9 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.

District Attendance Letter. Sue Lawler, Spence Evans, Justin Jeffs, Eric Smidt. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments

6:45 p.m. 4.

Update: Racial Disparity Goals. Mandy Ross, Dan Andrews, Principals. Exhibit D-2.
Public Comments


Public Forum


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.

7:30 p.m. 5. Minutes from meetings held September 25, 2017. Chris Stensland
  6. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1
  7. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-3.

a.            Agreement with Lifetouch for Ames High School photo IDs (August 13, 2018). Spence Evans. Exhibit C-3a

b.            Custom Programming with CIC for VersaTrans Export.
               Karl Hehr. Exhibit C-3b



Continuous Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.


Receive & File: 504 Report. Darcy Cosens. Exhibit C-5


Receive & File: Home School Assistance Program Report. Kathy Geis. Exhibit C-6.


Action Item(s)

7:35 p.m. 12.

Request to School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for Modified Allowable Growth for LEP (Limited English Proficiency) Allowable Excess Costs. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.

 7:40 p.m. 13.

Final Acceptance: Ames Middle School Auditorium Lighting Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-2.

7:45 p.m. 14.

School Improvement Advisory Committee Appointment 2017-18. Dan Andrews. Exhibit A-3.


Board and Staff Item(s)

7:50 p.m. 15.

Items from the Board


Items from the Staff


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

8:00 p.m.  


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