RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board:  Anderson, Limmex, Peach, Taylor, Nelson, Pronold, Pitts, Roske, Caraway
Absent: N/A
Admin:  Hoffman, Kaukl, Benson, Palm-Leis, Briehl, Mahoney
Others:  Carl Hayek, Bob Holding (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that training opportunities through WASB will start up again with the new school year.

Ad Hoc School Forest Committee Meeting Update
Benson noted that there will be no recommendation from the Committee at tonight’s meeting.  However, the Committee is researching sewer and water access to the Lone Rock property and will likely recommend the sale of this property at a later date.

CESA #3 Annual Meeting Report
Taylor attended the CESA #3 Annual Meeting as the Board’s representative and noted that there was a presentation on declining enrollment.  She also has the CESA #3 annual meeting report if anyone would like to see it.  Taylor urged those present at the Board meeting to contact legislators individually and noted that she will provide a legislative update at each future Board meeting.

High School Awards Night (Wednesday, May 25, 2005) and Graduation Date (Friday, June 3, 2005)
Kaukl noted that the high school awards night is being planned for Wednesday, May 25, and that graduation is being planned for Friday, June 3.  It was pointed out that the district normally avoids events on Wednesday night but with the number of events being held at the end of the school year, it is necessary to hold the awards night on a Wednesday.

River Valley High School Schedule Change to Include “Activity Period”
Kaukl noted that the schedule for the high school will change for the 2004-05 school year.  Classes will still be the same number of minutes but the day will start earlier and a 20-minute “activity period” will be held at the end of each day.

Consent Agenda
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Business Manager Hiring
Limmex moved to approve the hiring of Carl Hayek as Business Manager.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignations
No discussion.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Caraway moved to approve the hiring of Jennifer Rogstad as 50% Middle School Spanish Teacher.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Taylor moved to approve the hiring of Michelle Ford as 60% School Nurse.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Wisconsin Virtual School/CESA #9
Roske moved to approve the establishment of a relationship with CESA #9 to provide the option of a virtual school program for River Valley students but where our district can count the students in our enrollment.  Caraway seconded.  It was noted that the initial intent of this program is to serve home school students and that it would be offered as a pilot project for the 2004-05 school year.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Gifts
Pitts moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a $180 donation from Russ and Rowena Roske to support River Valley athletics and help families that have difficulty paying for the new higher user fees for athletics.  Taylor seconded.  Roll call vote:

For the motion:  Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Nelson, Peach, Pitts, Pronold, Taylor
Against the motion:  N/A
Abstain:  Roske
Absent:  N/A

Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention.  Motion carried.

Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a donation of soccer field marking equipment valued at $150 from Russ and Rowena Roske for shared use between the River Valley High School and community soccer programs.  Peach seconded.  Roll call vote:

For the motion:  Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Nelson, Peach, Pitts, Pronold, Taylor
Against the motion:  N/A
Abstain:  Roske
Absent:  N/A

Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention.  Motion carried.

Taylor moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a $124.25 donation from The General Store to be used in Fund 21.  Caraway seconded.  Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Roske moved to approve the second reading of Policy #185 – Board Committees and Policy #185-Rule – Roles of Board Committee Chairpersons and Delegates.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
Mahoney noted that the district experienced an unforeseen, one-time personnel savings in 2003-04 and which lowered the projected deficit from $205,000 to about $45,000.  The decrease in wage and salary expenditures that caused the one-time savings were in areas such as multiple long term maternity leaves, multiple long term disability leaves, early retirement of psychologist, and docked pay for some employees.  Therefore, there is no need to transfer monies from Fund 49 to Fund 10 as was recommended earlier and acted on by the Board on June 10, 2004. 

Limmex moved to rescind the June 10, 2004, Board meeting action and to not transfer a portion of Fund 49 to Fund 10 for 2003-04 in the amount of $205,000.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Adoption of Student, Staff, Athletic/Activities, and Coaches Handbooks and School Safety Plan
Pitts moved to incorporate the Suicide/Sudden Death Response Plan language into the School Safety Plan.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to incorporate the Assessment/Intervention for Suicidal Ideation language into the School Safety Plan.  Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Roske moved to adopt all high school, middle school, and elementary school student, staff, parent, athletic, activities, and coaches handbooks.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on River Valley School District/St. Luke’s Hold Harmless Agreements
Limmex moved to approve the annual hold harmless agreement indemnifying St. Luke’s for River Valley’s use of their facilities.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried. 

Taylor moved to approve the annual hold harmless agreement indemnifying River Valley for St. Luke’s use of Plain Elementary facilities.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried. 

Consideration & Action on Appointment of Medical Advisor
Peach moved to appoint Kay Balink as the district’s medical advisor for 2004-05.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(a), 19.85(1)(f) and 120.13(1)(c)
Peach moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:42 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(a), 19.85(1)(f), and 120.13(1)(c).  Limmex seconded.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw