RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, June 10, 2003
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Nelson, Limmex, Caraway, Pronold, Taylor, Roske, Peach, Pitts
Board Members absent: None
Administrators present: Benson, Hoffman, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis, Richardson, Briehl
Others: 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. Peach moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that there is a two-day Leadership Academy coming up in July.

Referendum Timeline (District Deficit Reduction Plan)
Benson noted that we are soliciting members for the Referendum Fact Committee. Approximately 15 non-school employees have committed so far. The committee will meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. starting on July 14. Anderson, Peach, Roske, and Pronold would like to represent the Board on this committee.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from May 2003; Open Session Meeting Minutes from May 8, 2003
Limmex moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Taylor seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Board Committee Assignments
President Anderson proposed changes to the Board committee assignments. Roske moved to approve the Board committee assignments as proposed by President Anderson. Caraway seconded. There was clarification that the convention delegate role would keep the Board abreast of political activities pertaining to education. Roske moved to amend the motion to also appoint Limmex as alternate for the role of convention delegate. Caraway seconded the amended motion. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Annual Meeting Date – October 21, 2003
This item was tabled for a future agenda.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
Limmex moved to approve a change in late bus transportation services by reducing the number of late bus routes to six, requiring students to sign up daily for the late bus that evening, reducing the number of days of late bus service from 143 to 127, and continuing door-to-door drop off of students while using group drop-offs where feasible. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Taylor moved to approve a $61,565 contract with Tricor Insurance for insurance services, excluding property insurance. Pitts seconded. Taylor moved to amend the motion to also waive the bid process (per policy #672). Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Pitts moved to approve a contract with Southwest Wisconsin Technical College to provide driver education services for 2003-04 with the cost of $292 per student being shared by the student ($195) and a reimbursement per student from the State of Wisconsin ($100), and if the reimbursement per student from the State of Wisconsin is eliminated, then the student is responsible for the entire cost of $292 for driver education services. Limmex seconded. Pitts moved to amend the motion to also waive the bid process (per policy #672). Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Roske moved to waive the bid process (per policy #672) and approve a copier service agreement with Gordon Flesch for 2003-2004, estimated at $36,000. Pronold seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to increase breakfast and lunch prices at all levels by $0.15. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to purchase 70 PCs and 35 monitors, estimated at a total cost of $54,000, using $36,000 from the technology budget and $18,000 from the remaining TEACH funds from 2002-2003. Pronold seconded. The bid process will be used for this purchase and the company from which to buy has yet to be selected. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Resignation
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Resignation of Mary Hartley. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Resignation of Cynthia Green. Pronold seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Pitts moved to hire Brenda Strozinsky as the 50% Elementary Guidance Counselor/Social Worker. Taylor seconded. Motion carried.

Taylor moved to hire Melissa Maas for 2003-04 as the High School Chorus Teacher to replace Jennifer Snow during her one-year leave of absence. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Recall of Foreign Language Teacher
Roske moved to recall Rachael Johnson to the High School Foreign Language Teacher position since Mary Hartley resigned. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on First Reading of New and Revised Policies
Roske moved to approve the first reading of Policy #151.2-Exhibit to clarify the location of policy handbooks in the district. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Appointment of CESA #3 Convention Representative - August 7, 2003
Roske moved to appoint Pitts as the Board representative at the CESA #3 Convention in August. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Special Meeting Date - June 26, 2003
Roske moved to establish Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. as a special meeting date. Taylor seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Contracts, Evaluations, and Job Descriptions; 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2005 RVEST Collective Bargaining and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining; and 19.85(1)(f) for Discussion of Teacher Leave Request
Caraway moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:25 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Contracts, Evaluations, and Job Descriptions; 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2003-2005 RVEST Collective Bargaining and 2003-05 RVEA Collective Bargaining; and 19.85(1)(f) for Discussion of Teacher Leave Request. Roske seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

The Board reconvened in open session at 10:25 p.m.

Consideration & Action on 2003-04 Administrator Contracts
No action.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Leave Request
Limmex moved to approve a leave of absence for Laura Waldsmith from October 29, 2003, to January 2, 2004. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Peach moved to adjourn at 10:26 p.m. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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