RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Regular Meeting (#37)
Middle School Library
8:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Caraway, Nelson, Limmex, Murphy, Smith, Rademaekers
Board Members absent: Anderson, Pitts, Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Hoffman, Mahoney, Richardson, Golden, Palm-Leis
Others present: Russ Roske, Bob Holding (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

In the absence of President Anderson, Vice President Murphy opened the meeting. He noted that the meeting had been properly noticed and provided to the appropriate media and each School Board Member. Limmex moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Board Members to Hand Out Diplomas at Graduation – May 25, 2001
Smith, Peach, and Pitts will hand out diplomas at graduation.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from March 2001; Open Session Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2001; March 22, 2001
Smith moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Rademaekers seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Smith moved to approve the second reading of Policy #345.31 - Promotion from Grade 4 to 5 and Grade 8 to 9 and Exhibit #345.31 - Promotion from Grade 4 to 5 and Grade 8 to 9 Flowchart. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to approve the second reading of Policy #345.5 - Graduation Requirements and Exhibit #345.5 - Graduation Requirements Flowchart. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve the second reading of Policy #345.6 - Repeating a Failed Course (Grades 6-8). Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to approve the second reading of Policy #345.3 - Promotion And Retention. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
The Budget Committee recommended that remaining bond proceeds for the high school construction project be exhausted by: tiling the carpeted wing, striping the parking lot and filling cracks, resurfacing the track with a rubberized surface, upgrading the HVAC system on the boilers, and adding a paint station for auto tech for a total cost of $78,350. The Committee also recommended approval of those summer projects costing more than $10,000 for a total of $120,000 and fixing the middle school HVAC system for a total of $22,000.

Caraway moved to approve the Budget Committee recommendation as submitted. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on CESA #5 Contract
Limmex moved to approve the CESA #5 contract for distance learning services for 2001-02. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on CESA #3 Contract
Limmex moved to approve the CESA #3 contract for 2001-02. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Transfers
Smith moved to approve the transfer of Michelle Weiss to the Spring Green Kindergarten Teacher position from her current Spring Green Title One Teacher position beginning with the 2001-02 school year. Rademaekers seconded. Motion carried.

Rademaekers moved to approve the transfer of Mary Gutknecht to the Plain First Grade Teacher position from her current Lone Rock First Grade Teacher position beginning with the 2001-02 school year. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Establishing Special Meeting – April 26, 2001
Limmex moved to set a special meeting for April 26, 2001. Smith seconded.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss Article 28, Early Retirement Policy For Teachers, and the sidebar language pertaining to early retirement in the 1999-01 negotiated agreement and 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining; and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss administrator contracts

Limmex moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:25 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss Article 28, Early Retirement Policy For Teachers, and the sidebar language pertaining to early retirement in the 1999-01 negotiated agreement and 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining; and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss administrator contracts. Smith seconded. Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For: ________________________________ Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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