RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Monday, April 4, 2005
Special Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board:  Nelson, Pitts, Pronold, Taylor, Roske, Limmex, Peach, Anderson (arrived 7:35 p.m.)
Absent: Caraway
Admin:  Benson, Hayek, Richardson, Kaukl
Others:  Vickie Bedard (WRCO), David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

Nelson served as acting president in the absence of President Anderson and Vice President Caraway.

She noted that the meeting had been properly noticed and notice had been provided to the appropriate media and each School Board Member.  Pronold moved to proceed with the legal meeting.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Set Meeting Date for Ad Hoc School Forest Committee
The district has received an offer from the DNR to purchase the Arena property near the Wisconsin River and River Road.

President Anderson arrived at 7:35 p.m.

The offer is $177,000 for this property.  The Ad Hoc School Forest Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, to discuss any recommendation to the Board regarding the possible sale of the Arena property to the DNR.

Review Important Upcoming Dates
Upcoming Board meeting dates and the timeline for teacher layoffs were both discussed.  A Policy Committee meeting was set for Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. 

Review 2004-05 School Year Calendar –Additional School Day Due to Snow Day Cancellation
Benson noted that due to the collective bargaining agreement between the RVEA and District, the 2004-05 school year will be extended by one day due to the cancellation of three days of school because of inclement weather.  Therefore, the last day for students will be Thursday, June 9, and the last day for teachers will be Friday, June 10.

Discuss Possibility of Community Survey
The idea of a community survey was discussed.  An independent consultant has offered to prepare, implement, and tally results of the survey using the Internet as the tool to conduct the survey.  The cost is estimated at $5,000.  This item will be placed on the next Board meeting agenda for discussion and/or action.

Consideration & Action on Resolution for Reduction of English Program (50% Position)
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution for Reduction of English Program (50% Position) for the 2005-06 school year.  Taylor seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution for Preliminary Notice of English Teacher Layoff (50% Position)
Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution for Preliminary Notice of English Teacher Layoff (50% Position) for the 2005-06 school year and to issue the notice to Dede Holverson, High School English Teacher.  Roske seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for
2005-07 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and Discussion of Administrator Contracts and 19.85(1)(f) for Discussion of Open Enrollment Applications for 2005-06 School Year
          
Peach moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:00 p.m. pursuant to
Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2005-07 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and Discussion of Administrator Contracts and 19.85(1)(f) for Discussion of Open Enrollment Applications for 2005-06 School Year.  Roske seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

The Board reconvened to open session at 8:44 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Open Enrollment Applications for 2005-06 School Year
Roske moved to approve 27 applications for open enrollment out of the district and 7 applications into the district for 2005-06.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw