Building Oversight Committee Minutes – October 23, 2019

District 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 / Secretary: Dr. Paul Gausman

The Building Oversight Committee (BOC) met on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Bryant
Elementary School, 3040 Jones St.

Committee Members Present: Doug Batcheller, Doug DeStigter, Dr. Paul Gausman, Colonel Krage,
Paul Stensland, and Richard Storm.

Guests / Visitors: Bryan Wells (DGR) and Matt Bayse (FEH Architects).

Hunt Project Update: Bryan Wells and Matt Bayse provided an update regarding the construction
project at Hunt Elementary School.

Committee Update: The Committee expressed that they want to be even more involved in upcoming projects through the upcoming review of available sales tax dollars and order and recommendations for new construction projects. It was agreed that we would review the last minutes of this group (for the past couple of years), and include the Committee in two significant program reviews coming up this year in the District including:

  • The Boundary Area programmatic review
  • The Sales Tax Projects programmatic review

It was also decided that we would do all we could to grow the Committee by adding new members as soon as possible, and with School Board approval.

Tour of the Bryant Project: Dr. Gausman provided a comprehensive tour of the Bryant Elementary
School project. This included details regarding classroom designations, mechanical systems review, and security features to the building.