RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, March 8, 2001
Regular Meeting (#33)
Middle School Library
8:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Caraway, Pitts, Nelson, Limmex, Murphy, Anderson, Rademaekers
Board Members absent: Smith, Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Golden, Mahoney, Palm-Leis, Larson, Richardson, Wermuth
Others present: Russ Roske, Jeanne Patenaude, Marcia Creasey, 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. Murphy seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of $1,495,000; Providing for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds Therefore; and Levying a Tax in Connection Therewith
Vincent Lyles of Robert W. Baird explained the bond refinancing on our 1988 and 1992 bonds. River Valley received an "A2" rating from Moody’s, which reflects the district’s ability to pay back the bond of $1,495,000. The gross savings on the refinancing is $62,477 which is a 2.3% savings on the two loans being refinanced.

Murphy moved to adopt the Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of $1,495,000; Providing for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds Therefore; and Levying a Tax in Connection Therewith. Rademaekers seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Survey and "Building Youth Assets" Program Update
School Nurse Marcia Creasey noted that a Youth Assets survey was given to 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students in 1999. This survey measured to what extent the students possessed the 40 developmental assets/characteristics that are said to be prevalent in highly successful students who become successful adults. The more assets a student possesses shows a correlation to lower risk behaviors by that student. The pupil services department at River Valley School District is spearheading a community awareness to build on these 40 assets in our youth.

Creasey noted that our AODA grant requires an assessment of our AODA program and is proposing a survey that measures 7th, 9th, and 11th grade student attitudes and behaviors pertaining to AODA issues. Parents will be notified of the survey so that students may opt out of the survey.

Consent Agenda - Checks, Invoices, Receipts from February 2001; Meeting Minutes – Special Session, February 1, 2001; Open Session, February 8, 2001; Special Session, February 20, 2001
Rademaekers moved to approve the consent agenda as submitted. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Murphy moved to approve the second reading of Policy #423 - Public School Open Enrollment and #423-Rule. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Murphy moved to approve the second reading of Policy #743 – Acceptable Use Of Networked Computers, Policy #743-Exhibit (1) - Privacy Statement for K12Planet.com, and Policy #743-Exhibit (2) - Consent Form for K12Planet.com. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

The next Policy Committee meeting is on Thursday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

Consideration & Action on First Reading of New and Revised Policies
No action taken.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Authorizing Contract Renewals and Issuance of Letters of Intent
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Authorizing Contract Renewals and Issuance of Letters of Intent. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Establishing Special Meeting – Thursday, March 22
Limmex moved to set a special meeting for Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. Caraway 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 and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss administrator contracts
Limmex moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:52 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining and 19.85(1)(c) to discuss administrator contracts. Murphy seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

The Board reconvened in open session at 9:55 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Authorizing Contract Renewals and Issuance of Letters of Intent
Rademaekers moved to amend the motion to adopt the Resolution Authorizing Contract Renewals and Issuance of Letters of Intent to include the names of the eight teachers who have given notice of retirement since many include a contingency. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

Pitts moved to adjourn at 9:56 p.m. Murphy seconded. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For: ________________________________ Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

 

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