RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Regular Meeting
High School Cafeteria
8:55 p.m.

Board: Nelson, Taylor, Peach, Caraway, Anderson, Pronold, Roske
Absent: Pitts, Limmex
Admin: Benson, Hayek, Briehl, Hoffman, Kaukl, Palm-Leis
Others:  Sue Sadler, David Giffey (Home  News), Paula Wedige (Secretary)

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.  Taylor moved to proceed with the legal meeting.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
There is a WASB Bargaining Seminar in September as well as a Regional Meeting in Baraboo.  The Fall Academy is on October 1 and there is a school law seminar on October 21.  The Milwaukee Convention will be held on January 18 to 20 this year.

Legislative Update
Taylor reported that Governor Jim Doyle signed the state budget, announcing vetoes that restore an additional $330 million in general equalization aid, bring the state back to the two-thirds funding level and eliminate the reduction in the per pupil revenue limit adjustment.

CESA #3 Annual Meeting Report
Taylor attended the CESA #3 Annual Meeting.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – July 2005
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Pronold moved to approve the second reading of Policy #443.6 – Student Use of Two-Way Communication Devices, which includes the use of cellular phones.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Taylor moved to approve the second reading of Policy #722.67 – Public Access Defibrillation Program to include a new defibrillator at Lone Rock Elementary.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Peach moved to approve the second reading of Policy #722.8 – Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies, which is a new policy pertaining to providing a safe environment to students with life-threatening food allergies.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried. 

Taylor moved to approve the second reading of Policy #723 – Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens to provide a generic overview of how our district will handle bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials and to place the lengthy step-by-step procedural information in our School Safety Plan.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Peach moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a $1,200 donation from the Lone Rock 4th of July Committee toward the purchase of a new defibrillator at Lone Rock.  Pronold seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Taylor moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a $400 donation from the Lone Rock PTO toward the purchase of a new defibrillator at Lone Rock.  Peach seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Roske moved to hired Tim Mazur as the new Alternative Education Teacher.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Teacher Resignations
Taylor moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Heather Fish.  Pronold seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Pronold moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Pat Mahoney.  Taylor seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Taylor moved to approve the amended agenda as properly noticed.  Pronold seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Recommendation of the School Forest Ad Hoc Committee to Accept a Revised Option for the Purchase of Arena School Forest #2, Government Lot 3, Section 9, Town 8 North, Range 5 East, to the Department of Natural Resources
Roske moved to accept the recommendation of the School Forest Ad Hoc Committee to accept a revised option from the DNR for the purchase of Arena School Forest #2 for $131,300 for 47 acres.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Adoption of Student, Staff, Athletic/Activities, and Coaches Handbooks
Peach moved to adopt the student, staff, and athletic/activities handbooks.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.  The coaches handbook will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.

Consideration & Action on River Valley School District/St. Luke’s Hold Harmless Agreements
Pronold moved to approve a hold harmless agreement between our school district and St. Luke’s which allows for St. Luke’s use of district equipment and grounds.  Caraway seconded.  Motion carried.  Roske moved to approve a hold harmless agreement between our school district and St. Luke’s which allows for district use of St. Luke’s equipment and grounds.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Appointment of Medical Advisor
Taylor moved to appoint Kay Balink as our medical advisor for the 2005-06 school year.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Partial Layoff in “Special Needs Assistant” Category
Pronold moved to adopt a Resolution To Partially Lay Off a Special Needs Assistant For The Ensuing Year to reduce Becky Zwettler’s hours from 7 per day to 5 per day.  Caraway seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw