RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, June 9, 2005
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board:  Nelson, Pronold, Roske, Anderson, Caraway, Limmex (arrived 7:40 p.m.)
Absent: Pitts, Peach, Taylor
Admin:  Benson, Hayek, Kaukl, Briehl, Hoffman
Others:  Tim Eastlick, David Giffey (Home News), Aaron Joyce (WRCO),
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.  Pronold moved to proceed with the legal meeting.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson state that there is a WASB leadership academy in Wausau on July 15 and 16.

Legislative Update
Taylor’s update noted that the Joint Finance Committee is expected to meet on June 9 to discuss school finance.  The proposal may be to reduce the per pupil revenue limit adjustment.  We remain hopeful that Governor Doyle will veto this proposal in early July.

2005-06 Event Dates – Senior Awards Night (Wednesday, May 24, 2006) and High School Graduation (Friday, June 2, 2006)
Kaukl received approval for 2005-06 senior awards night on May 24 and graduation on June 2.  It was agreed that the awards ceremony could be scheduled to be held on the Wednesday before Memorial Day each year.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – May 2005; Open Session Meeting Minutes – May 12, 2005
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted.  Limmex seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Use of District Football Equipment During Local Summer Camp
Pronold moved to approve the use of district football equipment during summer youth football camp.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Board Committee Assignments
Anderson, as President, proposed that the committee assignments remain the same for an additional year.  Limmex moved to keep the current committee assignments for an additional year.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Erin Schultz, Occupational Therapist.  Roske seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Bob Weinswig, High School Alternative Education Teacher.  Caraway seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Roske moved to approve the hiring of Laura Wilsing as a Middle School Phy. Ed. Teacher.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Limmex moved to approve the hiring of Brenna Gerke as a High School Special Education Teacher.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Layoffs in “Cook” and “Special Needs Assistant” Categories
Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution to Layoff Cooks for the Ensuing Year to reduce the Cook category by 2 hours per day and layoff Tracy Acker for 5 hours per day (full voluntary layoff).  Roske seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to adopt the Resolution to Layoff Special Needs Assistants for the Ensuing Year to reduce the Special Needs Assistants category by 3.5 hours per day and layoff the following employees for .5 hours per day each (partial layoffs):  Maureen Kepler, Mary Hunter, Sheila Weiss, Diane Alt, Susan Thering, Lori Christianson, and Pam Brander.  Limmex seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Annual Meeting Date
Roske moved to set the annual meeting for Tuesday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Little Theater.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for
2005-07 RVEA and RVEST Collective Bargaining Updates and Discussion of Administrator Evaluations and Contracts
Limmex moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:10 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2005-07 RVEA and RVEST Collective Bargaining Updates and Discussion of Administrator Evaluations and Contracts.  Caraway seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

The Board reconvened in open session at 8:31 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Administrator Contracts
Roske moved to extend contracts for Benson, Hayek, Kaukl, Palm-Leis, Hoffman, and Briehl through the 2006-07 school year; to increase the salary and benefit package for each administrator by 3.8%; to increase Briehl’s contract to 240 days and to increase his salary by an additional $3,000 beyond the 3.8% increase; and to increase Palm-Leis’ salary by an additional $1,000 beyond the 3.8% increase.  Limmex seconded.  Motion carried with Pronold opposed.

Roske moved to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw