Board Policy Committee Minutes – July 29, 2019

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 Tuesday, July 29, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests: Kim Neal, Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, Brian Fahrendholz, and Dr. Rita
Vannatta

BP 602.10 – Talented & Gifted Education: Kim Neal

Conclusion: Dr. Gausman asked the Committee to postpone any further discussion regarding
BP602.10 and allow Ms. Neal the time to craft a new Administrative Regulation (AR) at the request of the Board. Ms. Neal believes the AR will be ready for the Board Policy Committee’s review at their August meeting.

BP 602.4 – Student Special Health Services: Kim Neal

Conclusion: Ms. Neal stated she created a new policy, suggested by IASB, because Student Special Health Services no longer refer to just Special Education students, but encompasses all students. BP 602.4 was created by Kim Neal and reviewed by Attorney Maureen Heffernan. BP 602.4 was approved as written and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, August 12, 2019.

AR 602.4 – Student Special Health Services: Kim Neal

Conclusion: Ms. Neal stated she created a new Administrative Regulation (AR), suggested by IASB,
because Student Special Health Services no longer refer to just Special Education students, but
encompasses all students. AR 602.4 was created by Kim Neal and reviewed by Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. AR 602.4 was approved as written and because it is a new AR, AR 602.4 will be brought
forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, August 12, 2019.

BP 602.5 – Special Education: Kim Neal

Conclusion: Ms. Neal stated that due to the removal of Student Special Health Services in this policy and moved to a new policy (BP 602.4), BP 602.5 was reviewed and edited by Kim Neal and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 602.5 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, August 12, 2019.

AR 602.58 – Special Education: Kim Neal

Conclusion: Ms. Neal stated that due to the removal of Student Special Health Services in this AR
and moved to a new AR (AR 602.4), AR 602.5 was reviewed and edited by Kim Neal and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to AR 602.5 were approved as presented and will be included in the
next Informational Update. Once the policy has been approved by the full Board, AR 602.5 will be
updated on the District’s website.

BP 1004.1 – Community Use of School Facilities: Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Brian Fahrendholz

Conclusion: As a follow-up to recent discussions, Director Saint proposed the following two options for revisions to policy.

  • Option #1 – Adds a category of use for programs that (a) serve only students within our boundaries; (b) serve primarily SCCSD students, and (c) the Superintendent determines that participation by non-SCCSD students will not materially increase District cost associated with the program.
  • Option #2 – Same changes as Option #1, but provides for different financial treatment of the new category, allowing prorated fees based on the number of non-SCCSD participants.

Dr. Gausman requested a third option be considered. After Committee discussion, the following statement will be added to Guidelines to Priority of Use Categories, Option “C” – Non-enrolled students who live in the District may be considered for participation in this category when required / allowed through state or Federal grant funds. Revisions to BP 1004.1 were approved as presented and will be sent to Attorney Maureen Heffernan for review prior to bringing forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, August 12, 2019. There were no suggested revisions to AR 1004.1. AR
1004.1 will also be sent to Attorney Maureen Heffernan for review prior to inclusion in the next
Informational Update.

BP 415 – Human Resources Report: Jeremy Saint

Conclusion: BP 415 was created by Director Saint. Committee members discussed the proposed
policy and approved it as written. BP will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on
Monday, August 12, 2019.

BP 205.2 – Professional Meetings and Association Membership: Jeremy Saint

Conclusion: Director Saint asked for discussion and feedback regarding BP 205.2. There were no
proposed revisions made to policy. This policy will be reviewed within the 5-year timeline as required.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting is August 19, 2019.