Board Finance & Facilities Committee Minutes – September 16, 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 Monday, September 16, 2019 in the
Educational Service Center Board Room. Copies of the Agenda and the following Executive
Summaries were available:

  • New Website Development
  • Title I Third Party Vendor
  • Amendment to Irving Preschool Lease with CAA

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

Committee Members Absent: Brian Fahrendholz

Guests / Visitors: Mandie Mayo, Dr. Brian Burnight, Jim Vanderloo, BJ Koch, Al Pace, Chris Koch

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

New Website Development: Mandie Mayo

  • Mandie Mayo discussed the District’s need for a new website.
  • The recommended vendor for the development of a new website is Juicebox.
  • Juicebox is based in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • The project budget is $22,000 annually for four years, followed by $6,760 each successive year to cover hosting fees.
  • The recommendation is that the board approves the contract with Juicebox for new website development in the 2019-20 school year.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the September 23, 2019 board meeting.

Title I Third Party Vendor: Dr. Brian Burnight

  • To request approval of a contract with FACTS Education Solutions to administer the Title I allocation to Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the September 23, 2019 board meeting.

Amendment to Irving Preschool Lease with CAA: Dr. Brian Burnight

  • To amend the current contract with Community Action Agency (CAA) to include the use of two additional rooms at Irving Preschool.
  • Headstart is the only preschool at the Irving preschool building in the current school year.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the September 23, 2019 board meeting.

IAHSAA & IGHSAU School Classification Equity Resolution: Jim Vanderloo

  • Jim Vanderloo and the activity directors presented a resolution regarding school classification equity.
  • The resolution calls for a commitment from IGHSAU and IAHSAA to convene a committee to seriously evaluate the competitive needs of students and schools in order to experience success and the inequities inherent in a system based solely on enrollment size without consideration of family and community capacity for support and make a recommendation to a joint board of both associations to resolve this issue in the 2019-2020 school year.

The next meeting of the Board Finance & Facilities Committee will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the ESC Board Room.