RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, March 14, 2002
Regular Meeting (#55)
Middle School Library
7:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Caraway, Nelson, Pronold, Roske
Board Members absent: Smith, Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Palm-Leis, Golden, Richardson, Mahoney, Kaukl
Others: David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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

Board Training Opportunities
No new items to report.

Staff EMT Involvement
Benson explained that the Village of Spring Green needs additional EMTs for ambulance calls during the day and requested that administration give permission to district employees in the Village of Spring Green to be on call during the day if they are trained EMTs. The district has agreed to this arrangement and each building will have a plan in place to cover an employee absence due to an ambulance call. Benson noted that having trained EMTs on staff is also a benefit for the school district staff and students in the event of an emergency.

Consent Agenda: Open Session Meeting Minutes: February 12, 2002; February 14, 2002; February 18, 2002; Checks, Invoices, Receipts from February 2002
Limmex moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on First Reading of New and Revised Policies
Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #130.1- Student Representation to the Board. This is a new policy that would allow the high school student council to elect a representative to serve as a non-voting member of the school board. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Pitts moved to approve the annual review of Policy #423 and #423-Rule - Public School Open Enrollment with no changes. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #751.3 - Bus Rules and Regulations, which includes changing the bus company’s name to "First Student" and minor revisions that outline the use of the district’s "Time to Teach" discipline program. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Pitts moved to approve the first reading of Policy #672 - Purchasing and Contracting Services to raise the amount from $10,000 up to $15,000 for purchases requiring Board approval and to seek a minimum of three bids for all expenditures in excess of $2,500. Caraway seconded. Motion carried with Pronold opposed.

Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #347-Rule - Guidelines for Maintenance and Confidentiality of Students Records, which includes a minor revision to state that we will maintain the official transcripts, not progress records, of our graduates as part of their student file. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to approve the first reading of Policy #431-Rule (1)- Student Attendance, which includes revisions to eliminate some inconsistencies and to allow more parental authority in excusing student absences. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #524.5 - Acceptable Use of Networked Computers by Staff,

which includes adding language to increase e-mail accountability, promote appropriate computer use, and to clarify potential consequences for misuse. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Request for Leave of Absence
Pitts moved to approve an unpaid leave of absence through the end of the 2001-02 school year for Julie Showen, 4th Grade Teacher at Plain. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Transfer
This item was tabled. No action taken.

Consideration & Action on CESA #3 Services Contract for 2002-03
Limmex moved to approve the 2002-03 CESA #3 Services Contract totaling $37,840. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Special Meeting Date - March 21, 2002
Limmex moved to establish a special meeting for March 21, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Library. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Calling for State Government’s Continuation of Two-Thirds Funding
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Calling for State Government’s Continuation of Two-Thirds Funding. Pitts seconded. The resolution and a letter will be sent to Wisconsin lawmakers. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Contracts; and 19.85(1)(i) for Discussion of Personnel Layoff Notices
Roske moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:00 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Contracts; and 19.85(1)(i) for Discussion of Personnel Layoff Notices. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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