RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, June 13, 2002
Regular Meeting (#64)
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Caraway, Nelson, Pronold, Smith, Roske, Peach
Board Members absent: N/A
Administrators present: Benson, Wermuth, Mahoney, Kaukl, Hoffman, Richardson
Others: Approximately 50 RVEA Members/Teachers, James Wenzler, Michael Langer, David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

President Anderson opened the meeting. He noted that the meeting had been properly noticed and provided to the appropriate media and each School Board Member. Pitts moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that the WASB Leadership Academy will be held July 19-20, 2002.

Set Policy Committee Meeting
A Policy Committee meeting was set for Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Central Office.

RVEA Negotiations Update
Dan Kettner, RVEA President, and Jamie Benson, Superintendent, each made statements regarding the 2001-03 RVEA contract negotiations process. Kettner, representing the RVEA, read from a written statement that included asking the Board for a true salary increase and a retirement package that says "thanks." Kettner asked that the Board not impose the QEO, which indicates to him that the Board is no longer interested in talking.

Benson, representing the District, stated that in filing the Petition for Arbitration with the WERC, the Board has not imposed the QEO. Rather, in September, an independent investigator will engage in an effort to mediate the dispute between the two parties; however, if no agreement can be reached with mediation, it could lead to the QEO being imposed. Benson handed out several documents outlining the Board’s proposals to the RVEA, all of which the RVEA have declined.

Consent Agenda - Open Session Meeting Minutes: May 2, 2002; May 9, 2002 and Checks, Invoices, Receipts from May 2002
Peach moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Board Committee Assignments
Board President Anderson proposed some changes to the Board’s committee assignments. The Technology Committee was deleted and the Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee will now be called "Budget Committee" and will have expanded responsibilities. Roske moved to approve the new committee assignments. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Appointment of CESA #3 Convention Representative – August 1, 2002
Pitts moved to appoint Pitts as the CESA #3 Convention Representative. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Spring Green Elementary Principal Hiring
No action taken.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Limmex moved to hire Ed Schiltgen as a CD Teacher at the high school. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Teacher Resignations
Smith moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Peter Chambas. Peach seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Tina Halverson. Smith seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Partial Leave of Absence
Caraway moved to approve a partial leave of absence (50%) for Katy Connors for the 2002-03 school year pending a signed letter of agreement between Connors, Benson, and the RVEA. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Two-Hour Delayed Start on School Fair Day - Friday, September 27
Limmex moved to have a two-hour delayed start for students on school fair day, Friday, September 27. Smith seconded. Motion carried with Nelson opposed.

Consideration & Action on Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Recommendations
Upon the Committee’s recommendation, Smith moved to enter into a 66:30 agreement with surrounding districts at a cost of $775 for equipment to be used for repairing damaged athletic fields. Peach seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to waive the bid process, by a 2/3 vote of the Board, for our insurance policies and contract with EMC for 2002-03 at a cost of $53,571. Roske seconded. Motion carried with no opposition.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Limmex moved to adopt a Resolution Accepting Gifts of a power tool from Tim and Brenda Valek to the Middle School Tech. Ed. Department valued at $100. Roske seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Special Meeting Date - Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Smith moved to set a special meeting date of Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Library. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss Administrator Contracts
Peach moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:45 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss Administrator Contracts. Smith seconded. Polled vote was 9-0 in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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