Board Policy Committee Minutes – February 18, 2020

Our 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: Cyndi Lloyd

The Board Policy Committee (BPC) met on February 18, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

Committee Members Present: Dr. Paul Gausman, Perla Alarcon-Flory, Dr. Juli Albert, Jeremy Saint
and Cyndi Lloyd

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests: Jim Vanderloo, Kim Neal, Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney Maureen Heffernan

Middle School Proposal: Dr. Paul Gausman

Conclusion: Dr. Gausman shared proposed resolution to the challenges in the District’s middle
schools. He has presented his plan to Student Achievement and Board Finance & Facilities
Committees. He considered six potential vendors:

  • District Human Resources Department
  • Teachers’ Association
  • Business Coach from South Sioux City
  • Retired Colonel from the 185th
  • Executive Professor in Educational Leadership from the College of William & Mary
  • Consulting Manager Leadership Effectiveness, Mel Sussman
  • K12 Insight, Dr. Gerald Dawkins and Dr. Dave Blaiklock

After questions and discussion, the Policy Committee agreed with Dr. Gausman’s proposed plan to
partner with the Association and K12 Insight.

Boundary Adjustment Recommendations: Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: Dr. Burnight shared data and information regarding Boundary Adjustment
Recommendations to elementary boundaries. This would be over a 6-year time frame. Dr. Burnight
will present this item to the full Board on February 24, 2020.

BP 1004.9 – Community Use of School Equipment: Dr. Paul Gausman on behalf of Brian Fahrendholz

Conclusion: BP 1004.9 was reviewed and edited by Brian Fahrendholz and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 1004.9 were approved as rewritten and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

BP 402.7 – 403(B) Retirement Accounts: Dr. Paul Gausman on behalf of Dr. Rita Vannatta

Conclusion: BP 402.7 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Rita Vannatta and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to BP 402.7 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

BP 504.5 – Student-Driven Vehicles, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Skateboards, Bicycles, Roller Skates, In-Line Skates, Scooters: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: BP 504.5 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Revisions to BP 504.5 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

BP 602.11 – Physical Education: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: BP 602.11 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 602.11 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

AR 602.11 – Physical Education: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: AR 602.11 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to AR 602.11 were approved as presented. Changes were also made to Form 602.11-E. AR 602.11 will be included in the January 21, 2020 Informational Update and updated on the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

BP 504.11 – Health and Immunization Certificates: Kim Neal

Conclusion: BP 504.11 was reviewed and edited by Kim Neal and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Revisions to BP 504.11 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

BP 1081 – School-Police Resource Officer: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 1081 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jen Gomez and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 1081 were approved as presented and will be brought forward
to the full Board for first reading on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Administrator Compensation Plan Program Review: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: Dr. Kim Buryanek shared data and information regarding the Administrator
Compensation Plan Program Review gaining acknowledgment by the Committee. Dr. Buryanek will present this item to the full Board on February 24, 2020.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held March 24, 2020.