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School Board Meetings of August 13, 2018


Ames Community School District August 13, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
August 13, at 5:30 p.m. for a work session and 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.

 Click for a Printable Version of the August 13, 2018 meeting agenda 

Approx. time

Item No.

Item Description

5:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.


Work Session begins at 5:30 p.m.



OPN will give an update on the Ames High School Project




 INFORMATION/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.



Ames Education Foundation Update. Annie Arbuckle. (no Exhibit)

Public Comments.


Retirement Incentive for Employees. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-1.

Public Comments.

   6.  Closing Open Enrollment Options. Jenny Risner. Exhibit D-2.

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.

  7. Minutes from the meetings held July 23, 2018. Chris Stensland
  8. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1.
  9. Open Enrollment. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-2.

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

a.            Agreement for String Beans Performance Group for two performances on Friday, April 12, as part of the Week of the Young Child. Kristin Barber. Exhibit C-3a

b.            Agreement with ATW Training Solutions. Chris Stensland.
               Exhibit C-3b.

c.            Service Agreement with Youth and Shelter Services.                              Anthony Jones. Exhibit C-3c.

  Board and Staff Item(s)
  12. Items from the Board.
  13. Items from the Staff.
  14. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.
   Closed Session


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