Board Policy Committee Minutes – November 17, 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, November 17, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests: Mandie Mayo, John Pritchard, Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney Maureen Heffernan (Virtual)

AR 1001.80 – Distribution of Non-District Materials: Mandie Mayo

Conclusion: AR 1001.80 was reviewed and edited by Mandie Mayo and Attorney Maureen Heffernan to allow for electronic distribution of materials via Virtual Backpack and to update language. Revisions to AR 1001.80 were approved as presented and will be included in the November 20, 2020, Informational Update.

BP 603.9 – Technology & Instructional Materials: John Pritchard

Conclusion: BP 603.9 is a new policy that was drafted by Attorney Maureen Heffernan based on
the recommended IASB policy and requires annual review. This policy was reviewed and approved
by John Pritchard. BP 603.9 was approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 23, 2020.

BP 105 – Assistance Animals: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: BP 105 is a new policy and was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan. With additional suggested revisions by the Policy Committee, BP 105 will be
edited and brought back to the Policy Committee in December for review.

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

Conclusion: BP 606.3 is a new policy and was reviewed and edited by Dr. Kim Buryanek and
Attorney Maureen Heffernan. With additional suggested revisions by the Policy Committee, BP 606.3 will be edited and brought back to the Policy Committee in December for review.

MOU Between SCCSD and Siouxland District Health Department: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: Dr. Buryanek and Attorney Maureen Heffernan presented an updated Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) between the District and Siouxland District Health Department. The MOU
allows Siouxland District Health to use District facilities should there be a need to provide vaccinations to a large number of people. The revised MOU was approved as presented and will be added to the November 23, 2020 Board agenda under “Consent” for Board approval.

AR 907 – District Operations During Public Emergencies: Dr. Kim Buryanek

Conclusion: AR 907 was edited by Attorney Maureen Heffernan and approved by Dr. Kim Buryanek
in light of the MOU between SCCSD and Siouxland District Health Department. Revisions to AR 907 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for acknowledgement during first reading of Board policies on Monday, November 23, 2020, and then updated on the District website.

BP 205.1 – Compensation of Expenses: President Jeremy Saint

Conclusion: At the request of the Policy Committee, Attorney Maureen Heffernan edited and retitled BP 205.1 Reimbursement of Expenses to specify standards for reimbursement of Board member expenses. With additional suggested revisions by the Policy Committee, BP 205.1 will be edited and brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 23, 2020

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held December 15, 2020.