Board Finance & Facilities Committee Minutes – July 8, 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, July 8, 2019 in the Educational
Service Center Board Room. Copies of the Agenda and the following Executive Summaries were
available:

  • · International Baccalaureate Fees
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Sioux City Community School District and Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Preschool Rental Agreements
  • Preschool Initiative Agreements

Committee Members Present: Dr. Paul Gausman, Brian Fahrendholz, Patty Pageler, Patty
Blankenship, Ron Colling, Dr. Mike McTaggart and Jeremy Saint

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests / Visitors: Dr. Kim Buryanek and Jim Vanderloo

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

International Baccalaureate Fees: Dr. Kim Buryanek

  • Seven schools entered the candidacy phase for the international baccalaureate program.
  • The cost of the candidacy and consultation services for each school for the 2019-2020 school year is $9,500.
  • The funding source is Title IV.
  • The committee approved payment of the invoices from International Baccalaureate.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Sioux City Community School District and Western Iowa Tech Community College: Jim Vanderloo

  • The District and Western Iowa Tech Community College have worked cooperatively to design and provide Career Academy programming in the graphic design pathway.
  • This agreement would provide the District with a WITCC certified staff member for the graphic design pathway.
  • The District will pay WITCC the actual cost of the certified staff member.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 15, 2019 board meeting.

Preschool Rental Agreements: Dr. Brian Burnight (presented by Dr. Kim Buryanek)

  • To update the annual rental agreements with the District’s preschool initiative community partners that utilize District classroom space.
  • Community Action Agency – Unity Elementary – 1 room
  • Community Action Agency – Loess Hills Elementary – 1 room
  • Crittenton Center – Liberty Elementary – 2 rooms
  • BB’s Preschool – Leeds Elementary – 1 room
  • The rent amounts slightly increased.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 15, 2019 board meeting

Preschool Initiative Agreements: Dr. Brian Burnight (presented by Dr. Kim Buryanek)

  • As part of the District’s preschool initiative program the District partners with thirteen community agencies to provide quality preschool.
  • The annual agreements outline the terms of belonging to and receiving funds from the District’s preschool initiative program.
  • A memorandum of understanding is attached to the Community Action Agency’s agreement as required by the Head Start program.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 15, 2019 board meeting.

Other Items:

  • Dr. Gausman informed the committee that the State’s Title I allocation for FY20 will be reduced.
  • The District’s Title I allocation will be decreased by approximately $300,000.
  • The administration is working on developing a plan to address the significant decrease in funding.
  • The urban superintendents will work with the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s office to address this issue.

The next meeting of the Board Finance & Facilities Committee will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at
3:00 p.m. in the ESC Board Room.