Board Policy Committee Minutes – November 18, 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 November 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: David Gleiser

Guests: Dr. Kim Buryanek, Mandie Mayo, Patty Blankenship, Troy Thomas and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan

MidAmerican Energy Donation to the Sioux City Public Schools Foundation: Dr. Paul Gausman

Conclusion: Dr. Gausman gained permission to place the Donation and Naming Agreement between MidAmerican Energy and the Sioux City Public Schools Foundation for the lunch commons, a facility of the District’s Career Academy, on the November 25, 2019 Board agenda for approval.

RESOLUTION – 2020 CENSUS: Jeremy Saint

Conclusion: Resolution was written and provided to Mr. Saint by Director Nelson. Resolution was
edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Jen Gomez. Additional edits were suggested by the Policy
Committee. Revisions to Resolution-2020 Census were approved as edited and will be brought
forward to the full Board for approval on Monday, November 25, 2019.

BP 602.3 – Program for English Learners: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 602.3 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jen Gomez and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. As a result of Board member feedback, Mr. Saint presented a revised
BP 602.3 for discussion. BP 602.3 was approved as revised and will be brought forward to the full
Board for first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

BP 602.8 – Curriculum Review, Development & Assessment: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 602.8 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Heidi Anthony and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 602.8 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for the first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

AR 602.8 – Curriculum Review, Development and Assessment: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: AR 602.8 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Heidi Anthony and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to AR 602.8 were approved as presented and will be emailed to the full Board for review in advance of Monday, November 25, 2019 Board meeting. Once the policy has been approved by the Board, it will be updated on the District’s website.

BP 681.10 – Grading: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 681.10 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Buryanek and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to BP 681.10 were approved as presented and will not be brought forward to
the full Board for first reading until Monday, January 13, 2020.

NOTE: This policy relates to BP 605.3 which will be brought before the Policy Committee on
December 16, 2019. Dr. Buryanek requests keeping BP 681.10, AR 681.10 and BP 605.3 together
before bringing forward to the full Board.

AR 681.10 – Grading: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: AR 681.10 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Buryanek and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to AR 681.10 were approved as presented and will be included in the
Informational Update prior to the January 13, 2020 Board meeting. Once the policy has been
approved, AR 681.10 will be updated on the District’s website.

BP 1001.0 – Communications / Public Information Program: Mandie Mayo

Conclusion: BP 1001.0 was originally reviewed and recommended for deletion by Mandie Mayo and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. After Board member feedback, BP 1001.0 was reinstated, edited and
approved as revised. BP 1001.0 will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday,
November 25, 2019.

BP 501.10 – Truancy-Unexcused Absences: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 501.10 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. At the request of Board members to define Chronic Absenteeism within policy,
Dr. Buryanek presented a revised BP 501.10. BP 501.10 was approved as presented and will be
brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

AR 501.10 – Truancy-Unexcused Absences: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: AR 501.10 was originally reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. Additional edits were suggested by the Policy Committee. Revisions to AR
501.10 were approved as edited and will be emailed to the full Board for review in advance of
Monday, November 25, 2019 Board meeting. Once the policy has been approved by the Board, it will be updated on the District’s website.

BP 800 – Business Operations: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 800 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 800 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

BP 801.1 – Depository of Funds: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 801.1 was reviewed by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. There
were no suggested revisions to policy. BP 801.1 will be brought forward to the full Board for first
reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

BP 808.1 – Care, Maintenance and Disposal of District Records: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 808.1 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Additional edits were suggested by the Policy Committee. BP 808.1 was approved as
revised and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

BP 803.2 – Purchasing: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 803.2 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Credit Card Use was added to policy and to the title. Additional edits were suggested by
the Policy Committee. BP 803.2 was approved as revised and will be brought forward to the full
Board for first reading on Monday, November 25, 2019.

AR 803.2 – Purchasing: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: AR 803.2 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Credit Card Use was added to the title. Additional edits were suggested by Ms.
Blankenship. Revisions to AR 803.2 were approved as edited and will be emailed to the full Board for review in advance of Monday, November 25, 2019 Board meeting. Once the policy has been
approved by the Board, it will be updated on the District’s website.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting is December 16, 2019.