RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, April 11, 2002
Regular Meeting (#57)
Middle School Library
8:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Caraway, Nelson, Pronold, Smith, Roske (arrived 8:10 p.m.)
Board Members absent: Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Hoffman, Golden, Wermuth, Richardson, Mahoney, Kaukl (arrived 8:30 p.m.)
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. Pronold moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that training opportunities will be added to the monthly "Mark Your Calendar" list which shows upcoming Board and Committee meetings and is mailed to the Board members with each regular meeting agenda.

Board Members to Hand Out Diplomas at Graduation – Friday, May 24, 2002
Nelson and Pitts both expressed interest in handing out diplomas at graduation. Benson invited all Board members to be present at graduation.

Consent Agenda: Open Session Meeting Minutes: March 14, 2002; March 21, 2002; and Checks, Invoices, Receipts from March 2002
Limmex moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Smith moved to approve the second 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. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

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

Pronold moved to approve the second 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. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to approve the second 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. Pitts seconded. Motion carried with Pronold opposed.

Smith moved to approve the second 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 files. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Policy #431-Rule (1)- Student Attendance was put on hold for further review to ensure the policy addresses elementary truancy. No action was taken.

Smith moved to approve the second 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. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Recommendations
The Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee recommended the purchase of new elementary science textbooks and related materials. Smith moved to approve the purchase of new elementary science textbooks and related materials. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

The Committee recommended the use of purchasing/credit cards from Bank One for our teaching staff. Mahoney outlined several safeguards and control features to prohibit misuse of the cards: must have a pre-approved purchase requisition, daily dollar amount limits, limited places to use the card, master bill to compare all purchases, declining balance, and name of person and our school district on the card. The cost to the district is $300. The cards would be used during a pilot project this summer and, if successful, full implementation would take place at the start of the 2002-03 school year.

Smith moved to adopt the Resolution to Establish a Bank Account with Bank One to Service Purchasing Cards. Roske seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution for Program Reduction
Smith moved to adopt the Resolution Ordering Reduction of the Elementary SAGE Program. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Ordering Reduction of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program. Pronold seconded. Role call vote:

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

Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention and 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions for Preliminary Notice of Personnel Layoffs
Smith moved to adopt the Resolution Considering Layoff of Elementary SAGE Teachers, Peter Chambas and Alissha Kraemer. Roske seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution Considering Layoff of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program Teacher, Jan Anderson. Pitts seconded. Role call vote:

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

Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention and 1 absent. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Considering Layoff of Elementary Fine Arts Teacher, Marjorie Windrem. Pronold seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Smith moved to adopt the Resolution Considering Layoff of Elementary Teacher, Michael McDermott. Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Establishing Special Meeting – April 25, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Limmex moved to establish a special meeting for April 25, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Library. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Make Up of Lost Instructional Time Due to Bomb Threats
Kaukl noted that 4.5 hours of instructional time was lost at the high school this year due to bomb threats. Smith moved to not make up instructional time unless there are more bomb threats. Pronold seconded. Motion carried with Pitts opposed.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Employee Evaluation
Smith moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:59 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Employee Evaluation. Pronold seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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