Board Policy Committee Minutes – October 21, 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 October 21, 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: Mandie Mayo, Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jen Gomez and Heidi Anthony

BP 1001.0 – Communications / Public Information Program: Mandie Mayo

Conclusion: BP 1001.0 was reviewed and recommended for deletion by Mandie Mayo and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. As a result of the October 14, 2019 Board meeting, BP 1001.0 was pulled back
to the Policy Committee for further discussion. Board members wish to keep this policy and provided several edits. BP 1001.0 was approved as edited and will be sent back to Ms. Heffernan for final review. Revised BP 1001.0 will be brought forward to the full Board for the first reading on Monday, October 28, 2019.

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

Conclusion: BP 602.3 is a new policy created by Dr. Buryanek and Jen Gomez. BP 602.3 was
reviewed and edited by Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Board members made the request to remove
the first sentence. BP 602.3 was approved as revised and will be brought forward to the full Board for the first reading on Monday, October 28, 2019.

BP 602.8 – Curriculum Review, Development and Assessment: Dr. Kim Buryanek and Heidi Anthony

Conclusion: BP 602.8 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Heidi Anthony and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. Board members requested to keep the Stages and Flow Chart in both the policy and in the AR. Revisions to BP 602.8 were approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, October 28, 2019.

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

Conclusion: BP 501.10 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Board members requested that Chronic Absenteeism be defined in the policy. Revisions to BP 501.10 will be brought back to the Policy Committee for further review on November 18, 2019.

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

Conclusion: AR 501.10 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to AR 501.10 will be reviewed with the policy on November 18, 2019.

Chronic Absenteeism: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: Copies of a sample policy regarding Chronic Absenteeism were provided to Committee members in advance of the meeting. Dr. Buryanek shared her thoughts regarding creating such a policy for our District. Chronic Absenteeism ties into BP 501.10 and AR 501.10. It was not recommended that a new policy be created.

BP 681.10 – Grading: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 681.10 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Buryanek and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Revisions to BP 681.10 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, October 28, 2019.

AR 681.10 – Grading: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: AR 681.10 was 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 next Informational
Update. Once the policy has been approved by the Board, it will be updated on the District’s website.

BP 200.3 and BP 202.2 were pushed to the next Policy Committee meeting due to lack of time.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting is November 18, 2019.