RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, December 11, 2003
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Nelson, Taylor, Pitts, Roske, Pronold, Caraway, Limmex (arrived 7:40 p.m.)
Board Members absent: Peach
Administrators present: Hoffman, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis
Others: Jessica Thering, Herman Kaldenberg, David Reichenberger, Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant), David Giffey (Home News)

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

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson stated that the WASB Convention will be held in January.  Peter Pitts, Board delegate, is the only one considering attending at this time.  Nelson attended a Legislative Issues Conference in Wausau in November.  A representative from the Education Task Force spoke at the conference and noted that the task force hopes to complete its work by May 2004. 

Student Council Report
Kaukl noted that although neither of the Board’s student council representatives could be present, Student Council President, Jessica Thering, was present to observe tonight’s meeting.  Kaukl stated that voluntary student forums have been held to provide information to students about the district’s budget deficit and the upcoming referendum.  The student council held a fundraiser, “Caps for Kids,” where high school students and staff could wear hats for one school day and pay $1.00 to be donated to charity.  Kaukl informed the Board that the High School Academic Awards will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23. 

Referendum Update and Public Information Sharing
Mahoney handed out a list of past and future meeting dates since February 2003 where budget deficit and/or referendum issues have been or will be discussed.  There was no discussion.

Set Policy Committee Meeting
A Policy Committee Meeting was set for Monday, January 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office.

A Budget Committee Meeting was set for Thursday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office.

Discontinuation of HSED Program Offering at River Valley (2004-05)
Kaukl announced that due to budget constraints and low enrollments, MATC has announced plans to discontinue the HSED program at the River Valley site beginning with the 2004-05 school year.

Update Related to Possible Future Changes to SWAL I and SWAL II Athletic Conference Alignments
Kaukl noted that the WIAA is looking at possible changes in athletic conference alignments due to size (enrollment) discrepancies between some of the larger and smaller schools in the SWAL conference.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – November 2003; Open Session Meeting Minutes –
October 27, 2003
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Gifts
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of the waiver of a $72 advertising fee by WRCO during homecoming/school fair.  Taylor seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Roske moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of three computers valued at $300 each from BIT360 to use for the food service program.  Caraway seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c) for
2003-05 RVEST Collective Bargaining Update and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; and 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of discussing Administrator Evaluations and Contracts
Pronold moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:00 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c) for 2003-05 RVEST Collective Bargaining Update and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; and 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of discussing Administrator Evaluations and Contracts.  Taylor seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw