RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, January 9, 2003
Regular Meeting (#6)
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Pitts, Peach, Pronold, Caraway, Nelson, Smith, Roske, Limmex
Board Members absent: Anderson
Administrators present: Benson, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis, Hoffman, Briehl, Wermuth, Richardson
Others: Lester Allen, David Giffey (Home News)

Tor Caraway was Acting President in Anderson’s absence. Caraway 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. Peach moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson reminded the Board of the upcoming WASB Convention in Milwaukee in January. There is also an upcoming "Effective Bargaining Principles Seminar" in Madison in February.

"Time to Teach" Update
Hoffman provided an update on the success of the "Time to Teach" discipline program used at the middle school.

Set Policy Committee Meeting - February 13, 2003
A Policy Committee Meeting was set for Thursday, February 13, 2003, at 6:45 p.m. in the Central Office.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from December 2002; Open Session Meeting Minutes: December 12, 2002
Limmex moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Board Policies
Roske moved to approve the second reading of Policy #225 - District Administrator Evaluation and Policy #225-Rule - District Administrator Evaluation. Peach seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve the second 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 with the addition of an August 15 deadline date for submitting annual requests. Peach seconded. Motion carried.

Pronold moved to approve the second reading of Policy #433 - Closed Campus and #433-Exhibit - Junior/Senior Privilege Request Form. Pitts seconded. The junior/senior privilege would take effect second semester of this school year as a pilot program. Motion carried.

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

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
The Committee recommends the addition of an Odyssey of the Mind Advisor at 2% of the base RVEA salary and a Girls JV Soccer Coach at 6% of the base RVEA salary. Smith moved to approve the addition of an Odyssey of the Mind Advisor and a Girls JV Soccer Coach at not more than 2% and 6% of the base RVEA salary, respectively. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Calling a Primary Election, If Needed
No action taken.

Consideration & Action on RVEST Employee Request for Partial Leave of Absence
Limmex moved to approve a partial leave of absence for Lori Roberts during the remainder of the 2002-03 school year. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on WASB Convention Resolutions
There were no objections to the resolutions so no action was taken.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2005 RVEST Collective Bargaining Preparation and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Preparation; 19.85(1)(c) for the Superintendent’s Evaluation and discussing administrator contracts; and 19.85(1) (c) and (f) for Discussion of Employee Performance and Potential Discipline Matters
Peach moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:02 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2005 RVEST Collective Bargaining Preparation and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining Preparation; 19.85(1)(c) for the Superintendent’s Evaluation and discussing administrator contracts; and 19.85(1) (c) and (f) for Discussion of Employee Performance and Potential Discipline Matters. Smith 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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