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School Board Meetings of September 11, 2018


Ames Community School District September 11, 2018

Board members will assemble in the Boardroom, 2005 24th Street, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 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

5:30 p.m.


Call to Order



Approval of Agenda and Reading of Mission Statement.


 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.



Board Policy Approval Process. Jenny Risner Exhibit D-1.

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.

  4. Minutes from the meetings held August 27, 2018. Chris Stensland.
  5. Personnel Report. Lisa Negus. Exhibit C-1.
  6. Gift(s) to the District. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-2

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

a.            28E Agreements with Preschool Partners. Chris Stensland.  Exhibit C-3a.

b.            Service Agreement with Lutheran Services of Iowa (Beloit). Anthony Jones.Exhibit C-3b.

c.            Contract with Group Travel Planners for Orchestra Trip. Mary Kay Polshek. Exhibit C-3c.

d.            Amendment to Siemens Building Automation Service Agreement (HVAC). Gerry Peters.  Exhibit C-3d.

e.            Agreement with ISU for student teachers for 2018-19. Amy Lane.Exhibit C-3e.

f.             Amendment to Architectural Services Agreement with Haila. Gerry Peters.  Exhibit C-3f.

g.            CIC Software Agreements. Karl Hehr.  Exhibit C-3g.

h.           Service Agreement with Ascension Media Group for DJ services for the Homecoming dance on September 15. Spence Evans. Exhibit C-3h.


Open Enrollment Requests. Jenny Risner. Exhibit C-4.

   9. Name Delegate to attend IASB Delegate Assembly on November 14. Alisa Frandsen. (no Exhibit)
  Board and Staff Item(s)
  10. Items from the Board.
  11. Items from the Superintedent 
  12. Board Planning Calendar. Jenny Risner. Exhibit B-1.



The public is welcome to observe the work session, however, the audience will not participate in the discussion

    Review of Interpersonal Expectations. Gina Perez
    OPN Update on Ames High School Project.

Size of Ames High School (1,600 or 1,800 students). Alisa Frandsen.

     Swimming Pool. Alisa Frandsen.


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