Board Policy Committee Minutes – December 15, 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 Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.

Committee Members Present:  Dr. Paul Gausman (Virtually), Perla Alarcon-Flory, Dr. Juli Albert
(Virtually), and Cyndi Lloyd

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests: Dr. Rita Vannatta, Jim Vanderloo, Jen Gomez, Patty Blankenship, Dr. Kim Buryanek, and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan (Virtually)

BP 400.1 – Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Regulation: Dr. Rita Vannatta

Conclusion: BP 400.1 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Rita Vannatta and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. It was suggested this policy be renamed: Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
and Code of Rights and Responsibilities. Revisions to BP 400.1 were approved as presented and
will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

AR 400.1 – Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics: Dr. Rita Vannatta

Conclusion: AR 400.1 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Rita Vannatta and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. It was suggested this policy be renamed: Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
and Code of Rights and Responsibilities. Revisions to AR 400.1 were approved as presented and
will be included in the December 18, 2020 Informational Update and updated on the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

BP 505.14 – Closed Campus: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: BP 505.14 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions to BP 505.14 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

BP 904.0 – Unmanned Aircraft – DRONES: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: BP 904.0 was reviewed and edited by Jim Vanderloo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
It was suggested this policy be renamed: Unmanned Aircraft / Airborne Devices – Drones.
Revisions to BP 904.0 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

BP 521.3 – Interviews By Or On Behalf of Educational Agencies: Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 521.3 was reviewed and edited by Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Revisions to BP 521.3 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

BP 602.9 – Multicultural, Gender Fair Educational Opportunity: Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 602.9 was reviewed and edited by Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. It
was suggested this policy be renamed: Multicultural and Gender Fair Approaches to the Educational Program. Revisions to BP 602.9 were approved as presented and will be brought
forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

BP 803.2 – Purchasing and Credit Card Use: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 803.2 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to BP 803.2 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

AR 803.2 – Purchasing and Credit Card Use: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: AR 803.2 was reviewed and edited by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. Revisions to AR 803.2 were approved as presented and will be included in the December 18, 2020 Informational Update and updated on the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

AR 803.2A – Using Federal Funds in Procurement Contracts: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: AR 803.2A is a new AR created by Attorney Maureen Heffernan and reviewed by Patty
Blankenship. AR 803.2A is required and includes procedures for vendors / contractors paid with
federal funds. AR 803.2A was approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Credit Card Cardholder Agreement Form: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: Credit Card Cardholder Agreement Form was updated by Patty Blankenship and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. This form was approved as presented and will be updated on the
District website. Forms do not require Board approval.

BP 105 – Assistance Animals: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 105 was reviewed by the Policy Committee in November, edited, and brought back
for final review. BP 105 was approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first
reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

BP 606.3 – Animals in the Classroom: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 606.3 was reviewed by the Policy Committee in November, edited, and brought back for final review. BP 606.3 was approved as edited and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held January 19, 2021.