School Board Advisory Committees
School board members sit on a number of committees which advise the district in areas of policy, curriculum & instruction and planning, and for which agendas and meetings are posted. These committees may be made up of parents, members of the community, faculty, administration, and in most cases, members of the Board. All sessions for the following committees are open to the public, but public input is not generally solicited during committee meetings.
Board-Approved Advisory Committees
The current committees of the school district which include School Board representation include
- Facilities Advisory Committee
- Finance Advisory Committee
- Policy Advisory Committee
- School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC)
- Professional Development (formerly Teacher Quality) Committee
In addition, there are other non-advisory committee which may include Board representation and that publish minutes of their meetings. These may also include Task Forces created by the Superintendent. These committees include:
Organization Committees that do not publish minutes
The following committees include representation from the Board of Education. Board members attend, participate in meetings, and provide reports to the Ankeny Board of Education. These meetings do not, however, require a posted agenda and are not necessarily open to the public.
- Ankeny Schools Foundation Committee - This committee supports and enhances educational opportunities in the school district. The foundation is the only community volunteer organization that serves all schools in the District and provides a way for the community to support all educations, volunteers, and students. Through the yearly grant program, funds are available to students, teachers, and organizations to provide educational opportunities that are not funded from the school district budget. The Foundation Awards Committee determines the distribution of awards based on academic quality and need.
- Meets at 5:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month.
- Board Representation: Amy Tagliareni, Ryan Weldon
- Calendar Committee - This committee discusses the calendar survey and potential changes to the district's calendar. The calendar recommended by the committee is presented to the Board of Directors for approval. The 18-19 committee prepared a two-year calendar recommendation and calendar proposals have been prepared through the 20-21 school year. Therefore, this committee is not meeting regularly for the current school year.
- Board Representative: Lori Lovstad
- City-School Advisory Committee - Board representatives: Jim Ford, Dustin Graber
- Discipline Task Force - Meets in the Board Room, Dates and Times TBD
- Board Representation: Amy Tagliareni, Jim Ford
- Equity Committee - This committee ensures that there are not obstacles, attributable to equity, that are standing in the way of every student being educated for a lifetime of personal success. This committee meets October 15, December 19, February 18, May 19.
- Board Representation: Lori Lovstad, Deshara Bohanna, Katie Claeys
- Iowa Association of School Boards Delegate: Stephanie Judd
- Recreation Center Endowment Fund Committee (YMCA) - Board representatives: Dustin Graber, Mike Rooney
- Safety and Crisis Planning Committee - Board representative: Dustin Graber
- School - City Advisory Committee - Meets 3 times per year at 7:00 a.m., alternating between the District Office and City Council, dates and times have yet to be determined.
- Board Representation: Aaron Johnson, Lori Lovstad
- STEM Leadership Committee - (evolved from the former Technology Leadership Committee) This committee provides guidance on the development and implementation of the District's Technology Plan and the STEM Taskforce Recommendations. This committee meets from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. in the Neveln Center, room 202. Dates for the 2019-2020 school year are October 29, November 19, December 10, January 28, February 25, March 31, April 28, and May 19.
- Board Representation: Amy Tagliareni
- Superintendent's Advisory Committee - This is a committee that meets to discuss issues that are systematic in nature and focuses on a wide variety of topics.
- Meets 2-3 times per year
- Board representatives: Amy Tagliareni
- Superintendent Task Force - This is a committee where the topic can change each year due to the complexity of the subject. This year's subject examines alternatives for students who have difficulty in the regular classroom and/or pose behavioral threats to other students, themselves, or staff members. This is a growing concern in Ankeny as well as across the country. Meeting dates and times have yet to be determined.
- No Board Representation at this time.