Board Policy Committee Minutes – January 27, 2021

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, January 27, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: None

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

BP 501.8 – Within District Transfers: Jim Vanderloo, and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: As a result of the Boundary Committee’s recommendations, BP 501.8 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. The Policy Committee made several suggested revisions which Ms. Heffernan will incorporate into the policy and will be sent back to Policy Committee members for review. Once completed, Ms. Heffernan will incorporate all revisions into one policy and bring BP 501.8 to the full Board for first reading on Monday, February 8, 2021.

AR 501.8 – Within District Transfers Procedures: Jim Vanderloo, and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: As a result of the Boundary Committee’s recommendations, AR 501.8 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. The Policy Committee made several suggested revisions which Ms. Heffernan will incorporate into the AR and will be sent back to Policy Committee members for review. Once completed, Ms. Heffernan will incorporate all revisions into one AR and will be included in February 5, 2021, Informational Update and updated on the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

501.8-E – Transfer Request Form: Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jim Vanderloo, and Dr. Brian Burnight

Conclusion: As a result of the Boundary Committee’s recommendations, 501.8 -E was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek, Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Once all revisions are made to the policy and the AR, the Form will be updated on the website.

It was suggested that BP 501.3-School Attendance Areas/Assignment be revised with a new AR to
specify that some students otherwise affected by a boundary change may be grandfathered. Ms.
Heffernan will prepare these documents for review by the Policy Committee.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held on February 16, 2021.