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School Board Meetings of June 4, 2018


Ames Community School District June 4, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
June 4, at 5:30 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.



Closed Session: Closed session as provided in 21.5(l)(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.


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.



OPN Update on Ames High School Project. Gerry Peters.
Exhibit D-1. Public Comments.


Report on Receipt of Bids of the Sale of the $5,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit D-2.

Public Comments

. 6.

Extended Learning Report. Nicole Kuhns. Exhibit D-3.

Public Comments


Technology Update. Karl Hehr. Exhibit D-4.

Public Comments


Panorama Software Update. Sue Lawler and Brandon Schrauth. Exhibit D-5.

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.

  9. Minutes from the meeting held May 21, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  10. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1.
  11. Gift(s) to the District. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-2
  12. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-3.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-4.

a.  Agreement with McFarland Clinic for Athletic Trainers. Judge Johnston.


Policies for Approval. Monic Behnken. Exhibit A-1.

401.6 Hazardous Chemicals Risks

405.2 Support Staff Substitutes

406.1 Student Teaching, Practicums, and Internships

802.5 Names on Building Plaques

806  Playground Specifications

Exhibit A-1.

  15. Purchase of Elementary English as a Second Language (ESL) Materials. Anthony Jones and Shaeley Santiago. Exhibit A-2
  16. Resolution Directing the Sale of $5,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3
  17. Sub Pay Rates for 2018-19. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.
  18. Reappointment of Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Secretaries, and Information Technologist. Lisa Negus. Exhibit A-5.
  19. Tennis Court Lighting. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.
  20. SIAC Goals. Dan Andrews. Exhibit A-7.
  21. Open Enrollment Applications. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-8.
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  23. Items from the Board.
  24. Items from the Staff.
  25. Board Planning Calendar. Tim Taylor. Exhibit B-1.


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