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School Board Meetings of June 18, 2018


Ames Community School District June 18, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
June 18, 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

6:00 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.


Update on Tennis Courts. Alisa Frandsen. (no exhibit)
Public Comments.

  4.  Commencement Robes for Board Members. Monic Behnken. (no exhibit)

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.

  5. Minutes from the meetings held June 4, 7 and 11, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  6. Claims and Payroll for May 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1
  7. Financial Reports for May 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.          Panorama Survey Software Purchase. Mandy Ross.
Exhibit C-5a.

b.          Agreement with Good News Tour & Travel for Choir Trip April 26-29, 2019. Peggy Dieter. Exhibit C-5b.

c.          Renewal Agreement for Grant Wood Software Services. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5c.

d.          Agreement with Coca-Cola for beverages at Ames High athletic events. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5d.

e.          Amendments to Agreement with Roseland Mackey Harris Design Services for Door Frame and Hardware, floor and Soffit Replacement at Northwood Preschool Center; and Ballistic Glazing Replacement at the elementary schools. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5e.

f.         Agreement with ATW Training Solutions for Administrator Staff Development. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-5f.

g.          Agreement with McFarland Clinic for Athletic Trainers at Ames Middle School. Spencer Esslinger. Exhibit C-5g.

  11. General Obligation Bonds. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-1.
  12. Use of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds for New High School Swimming Pool. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-2.
  13. Reappointment of Custodial/Maintenance Staff, Educational Assistants, and Media Techs. Lisa Negus. Exhibit A-3.
  14. Purchase of Submittal Exchange Services as a reimbursable expense to Story Construction Company’s agreement for the New High School Project. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-4.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  15. Items from the Board.
  16. Items from the Staff.
  17. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.


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