Board Policy Committee Minutes – November 16, 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, November 16, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Committee Members Absent: Taylor Goodvin

Guests: Dr. Jen Gomez, Patty Blankenship, Dr. Kim Buryanek, Seaniece Heilman and Attorney
Maureen Heffernan

AR 501.8 – Within-District Transfers Procedures: Jim Vanderloo

Conclusion: AR 501.8 was brought to the Policy Committee for discussion and clarity by Jim
Vanderloo and the High School Athletic Directors; BJ Koch, Chris Koch and Steven Green. North
High School has a student who transferred in from out-of-state but has requested to be transferred to West High School and be eligible to play sports immediately. His residence is currently in the
northside boundary area, but in six years, his residence will be in the westside boundary area with the new proposed boundary revisions.

AR 501.8 states “A 90-day period of ineligibility for participation in varsity level activities and athletics as outlined in Board Policy 503.6 applies to high school transfer students.” The Policy Committee requests the Administration follow AR 501.8 and allow the student to choose to stay at North High School and be eligible to play sports immediately, or transfer to West High School and sit out of sports for the 90-day period. No revisions were made to AR 501.8.

BP 401.2 – Employee Classifications: Dr. Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 401.2 was reviewed by Dr. Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions
to BP 401.2 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 22, 2021.

BP 401.5 – Certification: Dr. Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 401.5 was reviewed by Dr. Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions
to BP 401.5 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 22, 2021.

BP 402.9 – Staff Evaluation (Non-Administrator): Dr. Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 402.9 was reviewed by Dr. Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Recommendation to change the title to Employee Evaluations (Non-Administrator) was approved.
Revisions to BP 402.9 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for
first reading on Monday, November 22, 2021.

BP 402.11 – Horizontal Advancement on Salary Schedule: Dr. Jen Gomez

Conclusion: BP 402.11 was reviewed by Dr. Jen Gomez and Attorney Maureen Heffernan. Revisions
to BP 402.11 were approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 22, 2021.

BP 405.1 – District Employee Liability and Indemnification: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 405.1 was reviewed by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen Heffernan with no
proposed revisions to policy. BP 405.1 is up for 5-year review and was approved as written and will
be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday, November 22, 2021.

BP 800.2 – Fixed Assets: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: BP 800.2 was reviewed by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen Heffernan.
Recommendation to change the title to Capital Assets was approved. Revisions to BP 800.2 were
approved as presented and will be brought forward to the full Board for first reading on Monday,
November 22, 2021.

AR 800.2 – Fixed Assets: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: AR 800.2 was reviewed by Patty Blankenship and Attorney Maureen Heffernan and was recommended for deletion. AR 800.2 was acknowledged by the Policy Committee for deletion. AR 800.2 will be included in the December 3, 2021 Informational Update and removed from the District website once the policy has been approved by the Board.

AR 680.10 – Grants – Application Process: Patty Blankenship

Conclusion: AR 680.10 was reviewed by Dr. Kim Buryanek. She explained why the need for revisions to only the AR. AR 680.10 was acknowledged by the Policy Committee as presented and will be included in the December 3, 2021 Informational Update and updated on the District website.

The next Board Policy Committee meeting will be TBD.