RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                           

Board: Nelson, Ferguson, Caraway, Taylor, Cates, Crowley, Cummings, Peach
Absent: Pronold
Admin: Hayek, Hegland, Kaukl, Briehl
Others:  Kathy Peetz, Marcia Creasey, Paul Cummings, David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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

Legislative Update
Taylor noted that a recent legislative lobby day showed confidence in the two sides working together in bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted an upcoming Board Presidents seminar.

School District Health Services Report
School Nurse Marcia Creasey provided an annual report of school district health services provided in 2006-07.

PLATO Course Software Program Demonstration
High School Alternative Ed. Teacher, Kathy Peetz, provided an on-line demonstration of the PLATO software program used by students in the alternative education program as an independent, reinforcement learning tool.

Set Policy Committee Meeting
A Policy Committee meeting was set for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9.

Set Budget Committee Meeting
A Budget Committee meeting was set for 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16.

Public Comments/Open Forum
Crowley asked if our district applied for a FLAT grant for foreign language.  Kaukl responded that we had not.  Crowley also asked what the district mascot of “Blackhawk” represented.  The response was “a bird” and that it has never been a reference to Native Americans.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – June 2007; Open Session Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2007
Ferguson moved to accept the consent agenda items as submitted.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hiring
Cummings moved to approve the hiring of Kyle Heckendorf as a one-year long term substitute 6th grade LD teacher.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Teacher Resignations
Cates moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation of Katy Connors, High School Guidance Counselor.  Cummings seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2007-09 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update, 2007-09 RVEST Collective Bargaining Update, and Discussion of 2007-08 Administrator Contracts
Crowley moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:35 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2007-09 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update, 2007-09 RVEST Collective Bargaining Update, and Discussion of 2007-08 Administrator Contracts.  Peach seconded.  Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

08/20/07 pw