Board Policy Committee Minutes – October 20, 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, October 20, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: None

Guests: Dr. Rita Vannatta, Brian Fahrendholz, and Attorney Maureen Heffernan

BP 691.1 – School Calendar: Dr. Rita Vannatta

Conclusion: BP 691.1 was reviewed and edited by Dr. Rita Vannatta and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. This policy will be reviewed annually. Revisions to BP 691.1 were approved as presented
and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, October 26, 2020.

BP 709.3 – Student Transportation for Extracurricular Activities: Brian Fahrendholz

Conclusion: BP 709.3 was reviewed and edited by Brian Fahrendholz and Attorney Maureen
Heffernan. This policy will be reviewed annually. Revisions to BP 709.3 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, October 26, 2020.

BP 709.9 – Transportation of Nonresident and Nonpublic School Students: Brian Fahrendholz

Conclusion: BP 709.9 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 Brian Fahrendholz, Patty Blankenship, Jim Vanderloo and Dr. Brian Burnight. BP 709.9 was
approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday,
October 26, 2020.

BP 709.10 – Summer School Program Transportation Service: Brian Fahrendholz

Conclusion: BP 709.10 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 Brian Fahrendholz, Jim Vanderloo, Dr. Brian Burnight, and Dr. Kim Buryanek. BP 709.10 was
approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Policy Committee Discussion re: Board Member Expenses: President Jeremy Saint

Conclusion: The Policy Committee discussed the standards for reimbursement of Board member
expenses not incurred at the request of the Administration or the Board. The Committee asked
Attorney Maureen Heffernan to draft additional parameters for reimbursement of such expenses in BP 205.1 Compensation of Expenses. The proposed revisions to BP 205.1 will be reviewed at the
November 17 Policy Committee meeting.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be held November 17, 2020