Board Finance & Facilities Committee Minutes – December 2, 2019

District Mission: The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in reaching their potential.

Facilitator: Dr. Paul Gausman
Secretary: Patty Pageler

The Board Finance & Facilities Committee (BF&F) met on Tuesday, December 2, 2019 in the
Educational Service Center Board Room. Copies of the Agenda and the following Executive
Summaries were available:

  • Sprint’s 1 Million Project Grant Application
  • Sioux City Community Schools Educational Planning Handbook
  • Middle School Science License Extension
  • 2020 Microsoft License Renewal
  • Student Device Update for Clark Early Childhood Center, Morningside and Perry Creek Elementary Schools
  • Sioux City Transit Bus Tickets
  • Riverside HVAC and Electrical Retrofit Project Phase 2

Committee Members Present: Dr. Paul Gausman, Patty Pageler, Patty Blankenship, Ron Colling,
Dan Greenwell, Taylor Goodvin and Brian Fahrendholz

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests / Visitors: Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jim Vanderloo, Heidi Anthony, John Pritchard and Jen Gomez

Call to Order: Dr. Paul Gausman called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

Sprint’s 1 Million Project Grant Application: Dr. Kim Buryanek

  • Sprint awards devices and free high-speed, reliable internet access to high school students through a 1 Million Project grant.
  • A grant has been prepared for each of the three District high schools requesting 1,100 devices for students to use while attending high school.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves Sprint’s 1 Million Project grant application.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

Sioux City Community Schools Educational Planning Handbook: Jim Vanderloo

  • To ask for Board acknowledgment of the Sioux City Community Schools Educational Planning Handbook which includes the implementation of new courses and expansion of current career pathways.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

Middle School Science License Extension: Heidi Anthony

  • Middle school science is currently in stage 2 (Refine/Develop Curriculum) of the curriculum development process.
  • Next year, the curriculum teams will be in Stage 3 (Study and Recommend Resources).
  • In order to ensure adequate time and input for the selection of power standards, development of assessments, and selection of materials, a 1-year extension of the current middle school Science Fusion curriculum and materials is necessary.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the extension ($58,807.57) using the instructional support levy.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

2020 Microsoft License Renewal: John Pritchard

  • In 2018, the District entered into a three-year agreement with Microsoft and Journeyed for licensing all Microsoft products.
  • We can change vendors as long as we put in a vendor change request with Microsoft three months prior to renewal.
  • The District sent a RFP to four vendors on November 9, 2019 and received three sealed quotes on November 21, 2019.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the Microsoft license renewal for $90,509.11 with Connections Public Sector Solutions, a third party vendor of Microsoft products.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

Student Device Update for Clark Early Childhood Center, Morningside and Perry Creek Elementary Schools: John Pritchard

  • #FutureReady teams, teachers, building administrators, technology coaches and the Technology Department worked together to review the current inventory of devices and the future needs at Morningside and Clark/Perry Creek Elementary Schools.
  • The plan is to shift devices within the buildings, replace equipment with devices that support the elementary curriculum and re-purpose the replaced devices in other areas of the District.
  • The devices will be purchased using the “Acceptance of Agreement with Riverside Technologies, Inc. for Device Pricing for FY19 and FY20” that was approved by the Board on June 25, 2018.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the purchase of 175 HP Stream Pro Notebooks ($214 each for a total of $37,450) and 205 iPads from Apple Corporation ($294 each for a total of $60,270).
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

Sioux City Transit Bus Tickets: Jen Gomez

  • To request approval to purchase Sioux City Transit bus tickets though out the 2019-20 school year in the total approximate amount of $100,000.
  • The Department of Student Services and Equity Education provides Sioux City Transit bus tickets to students who have been identified as homeless and students who do not qualify for free bussing, but cannot afford to pay for bussing.
  • The expenditures are funded by the General Fund through the McKinney-Vento Grant and the Equity Department’s budget.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

Riverside HVAC and Electrical Retrofit Project Phase 2: Brian Fahrendholz

  • The District has requested plans and specifications be drawn up for the purpose of retrofitting Riverside Elementary School HVAC and Electrical as part of Phase 2 implementation.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the proposed plans, specifications, and the engineer’s estimated cost of $2,680,700 and set a public hearing date, and publish notice as required by law.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the December 9, 2019 Board meeting.

The next meeting of the Board Finance & Facilities Committee will be Monday, January 6, 2020 at
3:00 p.m. in the ESC Board Room.