RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Regular Meeting (#5)
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Pitts, Peach, Anderson, Caraway, Nelson, Smith, Roske, Limmex
Board Members absent: Pronold
Administrators present: all present
Others: David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson reminded the Board of the upcoming WASB Convention in Milwaukee in January. She noted that information on training for new Board members will be sent out after the April election.

District Goals - Final Review and Acknowledgement
Benson noted that although the development of district goals is an ongoing process, this is the final Board review/acknowledgement for this year. This document is available at the district central office.

Legislative Update Related to Future School Finance Provisions - District Implications
Mahoney outlined several school finance plans that are being proposed by legislators and/or state groups/organizations and estimated the impact on River Valley School District in 2003-04. Of the five plans outlined, only one plan would fully cover the $439,000 projected district deficit at River Valley next year. Under the current state funding formula, there would be no new money to cover these deficits. There will be a school finance forum broadcast statewide on January 9 to discuss these proposals.

Discuss Possible Referendum and Timeline
Benson noted that the $450,000 budget deficit for the 2003-04 school year will be covered by fund balance. However, administration is recommending a referendum to deal with the budget shortfall for the 2004-05 school year, which will rollover an additional $450,000 ($900,000 total). The possibility of seating a Referendum Committee, which would develop a timeline and strategy for a referendum, will be discussed at the January 9 Budget Committee meeting.

Discuss Addition of Extracurricular Coaches/Advisors
Administration is recommending the addition of two paid coach/advisor positions. An Odyssey of the Mind Advisor would be paid a stipend payment estimated at $300 to $500 for school year 2003-04. Currently, there is no one organizing a team for this team building/problem-solving competition.

Salary/benefits for a 2002-03 JV Girls Soccer Coach is estimated at $1,761.82, which is 6% of base pay. Additional costs would be minimal since the JV team would travel on the same bus already transporting the varsity team and no additional uniforms are needed.

The addition of these 2 positions will be discussed at the January 9 Budget Committee meeting.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from November 2002; Open Session Meeting Minutes: November 14 and 25, 2002
Smith moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on First Reading of New and Revised Board Policies
Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #433 - Closed Campus and #433-Exhibit - Junior/Senior Privilege Request Form. Caraway seconded. The junior/senior privilege would take effect second semester of this school year as a pilot program. Motion carried with Peach opposed.

Smith moved to approve the first reading of Policy #420-Rule - Procedures For Entry/Reentry Into The Public School System From Other Public Schools, Private Schools And Home-Based Private Educational Programs. Pitts seconded. A reference to the timeline for submitting annual requests will be added. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve the first reading of Policy #454.2 - Snowmobile Use by Students and Policy #454.2-Exhibit - River Valley High School Snowmobile Registration. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve the first reading of Policy #225 - District Administrator Evaluation and Policy # 225-Rule - District Administrator Evaluation. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on WASB Convention Resolutions
No action. This item will be discussed at the January 9 Board meeting.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2006 RVEST Collective Bargaining Preparation and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Preparation; and 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of preparing for the Superintendent Evaluation in January and discussion of Administrator Contracts
Smith moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:30 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2006 RVEST Collective Bargaining Preparation and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Preparation; and 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of preparing for the Superintendent Evaluation in January and discussion of Administrator Contracts. Roske 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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