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School Board Meetings of May 21, 2018


Ames Community School District, May 21, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Monday,
May 21 at 6:00 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.



Public Hearing: FY2018 Budget Amendment. (Action in Item 18/Exhibit A-3.) Chris Stensland.


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.


Policies to Discuss. Monic Behnken. Exhibit D-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

Public Comments


Purchase of Elementary English as a Second Language (ESL) Materials. Anthony Jones and Shaeley Santiago. Exhibit D-2.

Public Comments

. 6.

Little Cyclone Teacher Academy Update. Lisa Clayberg. Exhibit D-3.
Public Comments

  7. New Tennis Court Lighting. Gerry Peters. Exhibit D-4.

Public Comments.


Board Committee Work. Alisa Frandsen. 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 meetings held May 7, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  10. Claims and Payroll for April 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-1.
  11. Financial Report for April 2018. Chris Stensland. Exhibit C-2
  12. Personnel Reports. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-3.
  13. Continuous Open Enrollment. Tim Taylor. Exhibit C-4.

Contract(s)/Agreement(s). Exhibit C-5.

a.       Agreement with ISU for use of Cross Country Course Fall 2018. Judge Johnston. Exhibit C-5a.

b.       Lease Agreement with Harvest Vineyard Church for the Home School Assistance Program. Chris Stensland and Kathy Geis.  Exhibit C-5b.

c.       Contract Extension with Chartwells. Chris Stensland.
Exhibit C-5c.

d.       UPN IP Block Agreement. Karl Hehr.Exhibit C-5d.

e.       Civil Engineering Professional Services Agreement with Snyder and Associates. Gerry Peters. Exhibit C-5e.



Disposal of School Property: ESL Materials. Shaeley Santiago.
Exhibit C-6.

  16. Middle School Science Resources. Kari Smith . Exhibit A-1.

High School Health Resources. Kari Smith. Exhibit A-2.


2017-2018 Budget Amendment. Chris Stensland. Exhibit A-3


Ames High School Class of 2018. Tim Taylor. Exhibit A-4.


Master Agreement for Small PPEL Projects with Roseland Mackey Harris. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-5.

  21. 2018 High School Tennis Courts – Electrical Facilities Easement. Gerry Peters. Exhibit A-6.

Appoint Director to vacant seat. Alisa Frandsen. (No Exhibit) (Board secretary will issue the Oath of Office to appointed Director.)

  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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