RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Regular Meeting (#58)
Middle School Library
7:35 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Nelson, Pronold, Roske, Smith (arrived 7:42)
Board Members absent: Peach, Caraway
Administrators present: Benson, Golden, Richardson, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis (arrived 7:47)
Others: Sue Quale, Bob Holding (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.

All Day Kindergarten Parent Survey
The end of this school year marks the end of a three-year pilot project for all day kindergarten. A survey of current kindergarten parents heavily favored the continuation of all day kindergarten.

External Diploma Program (MATC)
MATC is asking River Valley School District to participate in an adult learner program that allows students who successfully achieve certain competencies through coursework at MATC to earn a River Valley diploma. Our district has participated in this program in the past. This item will be an action item on the May 9 Board agenda.

Board Organizational Meeting
Pronold moved to table this agenda item for the May 9 Board meeting. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of 10 cartons of returned merchandise donated to the middle school valued at $205.41 at fair market value from Lands End to be given to middle school students who are less fortunate and in need of assistance. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Recommendations
The Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee recommended the completion of the list of summer projects at a cost of $131,520 from the general fund. Smith moved to complete the list of summer projects at a cost of $131,520 from the general fund. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

A deficit reduction plan was discussed for 2002-03, which includes staff reduction of 2 teaching positions and 1.25 support staff. The deficit reduction plan for 2003-04 includes staff reduction of 2.5 teaching positions, 1.8 pupil services staff, and 2.4 support staff. Since reductions in 2004-05 would include 8.3 teaching positions, 4.3 support staff, and .5 administration, the administration is not in support of these cuts. The district may seek public support for a referendum prior to the 2004-05 deficit year as a means of covering these district budget shortfalls. No action was taken.

Starting this year, the annual meeting can be held as late as October 31. Mahoney is suggesting Thursday, October 24. The annual meeting date will be set at an upcoming Board meeting.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions for Personnel Layoffs
Smith moved to adopt the Resolution for Layoff of Elementary SAGE Teachers, Peter Chambas and Alissha Kraemer. Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

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

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

Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention and 2 absent. Motion carried.

Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution for Layoff of Elementary Fine Arts Teacher, Marjorie Windrem. Smith seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution for Layoff of Elementary Teacher, Michael McDermott. Roske seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Pitts moved to approve the second reading of Policy #431-Rule (1)- Student Attendance. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Special Meeting Date - May 2, 2002
Limmex moved to set a special meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. Roske seconded. 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 and 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Contracts
Smith moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:37 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 Administrator Contracts. Pronold 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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