Board Finance & Facilities Committee Minutes – July 13, 2020

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, July 13, 2020 in the
Educational Service Center Board Room. Copies of the Agenda and the following Executive
Summaries were available:

  • Non-Public Schools’ Technology Purchases
  • Preschool Initiative Agreements
  • Preschool Rental Agreements
  • Secondary Science and STEM Supplies
  • Additional Curriculum Resources for New Sections
  • Special Education Materials Purchase
  • Sign Language Interpreter Service Agreement with Northwest AEA
  • 2020 Contract Between the Sioux City Community School District and HighPoint Networks
  • Backpacks & School Supplies
  • High School Domestic/Potable Water Pipe Replacement Project – Phase 3
  • Resolution of Sale of District Property – Former Lincoln Elementary School

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

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests / Visitors: Dr. Kim Buryanek, Dr. Brian Burnight, Heidi Anthony, Kim Neal, John
Pritchard, Jen Gomez, Dr. Dan Cox (AEA), and Jodi Ryan (AEA)

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

Non-Public Schools’ Technology Purchases: Dr. Kim Buryanek

  • The ESSER allocation to the non-public schools is $261,663.
  • The District will make the purchases.
  • The non-public schools submitted a request to purchase devices for virtual learning.
  • The recommendation is that the Committee approves the technology purchases for the non-public schools.
  • Director Greenwell recommended that future executive summaries indicate the dollar amount of the purchase they are approving.
  • The Committee approved the purchase for the non-public schools.

Preschool Initiative Agreements: Dr. Brian Burnight, Kim Burrack

  • The District collaborates with twelve community agencies to provide quality preschool.
  • The program is funded by the state (Four-year-old Preschool State Aid). The state funding is fifty percent of the state cost per student, $3,524 for FY21.
  • The per student allotment flows through the District to the community partners based on the October 1 certified enrollment.
  • The annual agreements outline the terms of belonging to and receiving funds from the Sioux City Preschool Initiative.
  • The Committee recommended adding each partner’s allocation to the executive summary.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the Preschool Initiative Agreements and the MOU attached to the Community Action Agency’s Preschool Initiative Agreement.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Preschool Rental Agreements: Dr. Brian Burnight, Kim Burrack

  • To establish lease agreements with the District’s Preschool Initiative partners that use District classrooms for their preschool programs.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the rental agreements.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Secondary Science and STEM Supplies: Heidi Anthony

  • To request approval to purchase instructional supplies for middle school science courses, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, and high school science courses.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the middle school science and STEM request of $34,313.95 and the high school science request of $53,759.29 for a total of $88,073.24.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Additional Curriculum Resources for New Sections: Heidi Anthony

  • To request approval to purchase curriculum resources for new sections of grade levels and courses at the elementary and secondary level.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the purchase of $72,200.50 and $81,969.46 for elementary and secondary additional curriculum resources. Total purchase of $154,169.96.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Special Education Materials Purchase: Kim Neal

  • To request approval to purchase reading and math supplemental curriculum materials.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the purchase of supplemental materials from McGraw Hill for $128,360.54.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Sign Language Interpreter Service Agreement with Northwest AEA: Kim Neal

  • To enter into an agreement with Northwest AEA to provide sign language interpreters as needed for hearing impaired students in the District.
  • The District will be billed for the actual cost of the interpreters.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the Sign Language Interpreter Agreement with Northwest AEA.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

2020 Contract between the Sioux City Community School District and HighPoint Networks: John Pritchard

  • To approve the annual renewal of a contract with HighPoint Networks for ExtremeWorks switch support.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors approves the contract with HighPoint Networks for $28,974.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Backpacks & School Supplies: Jen Gomez

  • To request approval to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students for the 2020-21 school year.
  • 1,550 backpacks with school supplies and an additional 300 backpacks will be purchased for $39,728.50.
  • The purchase will be funded by the McKinney-Vento Grant (25%), Title III Immigrant Grant (25%), Migrant Grant (25%), and the Equity Department budget (25%).
  • The Committee approved the purchase.

High School Domestic/Potable Water Pipe Replacement Project – Phase 3: Brian Fahrendholz

  • Bids were received on June 15, 2020 for the High School Domestic/Potable Water Pipe Replacement Project – Phase 3. (East High School)
  • Mullen Company submitted the low bid of $41,000.
  • The engineer’s estimate was $42,000.
  • The funding source is the Sales Tax Fund.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors accepts the bid from Mullen Company and awards the contract.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 board meeting.

Resolution of Sale of District Property – Former Lincoln Elementary School: Brian Fahrendholz

  • The District proposes to sell the former Lincoln Elementary School building.
  • The recommendation is that the Board of Directors sets a hearing date and time to receive public input on the sale of property owned by the District located at 115 & 117 Midvale Ave., Sioux City, Iowa 51104 to CKJJM, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa for $120,000.
  • This item will be included on the agenda of the July 20, 2020 Board meeting.

Finance Report for June – Revenues and Expenditures: Patty Blankenship

  • The preliminary finance report for June was briefly reviewed.

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