Board Policy Committee Minutes – May 26, 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 May 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Teams.

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

Committee Members Absent: Perla Alarcon-Flory

Guests: Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight and Attorney Maureen Heffernan

BP 501.12 – Pregnant Students: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: BP 501.12 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan
Revisions to BP 501.12 were approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, June 8, 2020

BP 503.15 – School-Sponsored Publications, Media, and Theatrical Productions: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: Revisions to the policy were requested by IASB. BP 503.15 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 503.15 were approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for the first reading on Monday, June 8, 2020.

AR 503.15 – School-Sponsored Publications, Media, and Theatrical Productions: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: Revisions to policy were requested by IASB. AR 503.15 was reviewed and edited by Jim
Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan and shared with the Policy Committee for feedback. Ms. Heffernan proposed changing the title to: “Publications Code for School-Sponsored Publications, Media, and Theatrical Productions”. AR 503.15 will be included in the June 5 Informational Update and updated on the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

BP 501.3 – School Attendance Areas: Jim Vanderloo and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: Revisions to the policy were requested by IASB. BP 501.3 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Ms. Heffernan proposed changing the title to: “School Attendance Areas / Attendance Area Assignment”. Additional edits were made by the Policy Committee and retitled: “School Attendance Areas / Assignment”. Revisions to BP 501.3 were approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, June 22, 2020.

BP 1005.7 – School Raffles, Bingo, or Games of Skill or Chance: Jim Vanderloo and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: BP 1005.7 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. Ms. Heffernan explained why this policy should include an AR. The policy was
rewritten and the AR became an edited version of the policy. Ms. Heffernan also suggested moving
this policy from the 1000 Series to the 800 Series since it is presented as guidance to District
Administrators rather than the community. BP 1005.7 will be renumbered as BP 820. Revisions to
BP 1005.7 were approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on
Monday, June 8, 2020.

AR 1005.7 – School Raffles, Bingo, or Games of Skill or Chance: Jim Vanderloo and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: Ms. Heffernan explained the new Administrative Regulation (AR) to policy. AR 1005.7
was shared with the Policy Committee for feedback. AR 1005.7 will be renumbered AR 820 and
brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, June 8, 2020, since it is a new AR.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held June 23, 2020.