Board: Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Pitts, Roske, Nelson, Pronold, Sipes (Student
Absent: Peach, Taylor
Admin: Hoffman, Richardson, Kaukl, Benson, Mahoney, Palm-Leis, Briehl
Others: Susan Kilmer, Lisa Scofield, Karen Steindorf, Julie Kuhse, Mike Miller, Stacy Wood, Todd Miller, Bob Holding (Home News), Stacy Kleist (WRCO), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)
Anderson opened the meeting. He noted that there was an amended agenda and that the meeting had been properly noticed and notice had been provided to the appropriate media and each School Board Member. Pitts moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Roske seconded. Motion carried.
Kaukl shared some good news about student accomplishments. Mitch Gilbertson took first place at state in welding and qualified for nationals and Kyle Thering placed second at state. Neara Russell won an award from the Wisconsin School Music Association for writing an original musical composition. Congratulations to all!
Consideration & Action on 2004-05 CESA #3 Services
Roske moved to approve the 2004-05 CESA #3 Services Contract at a cost of $35,646. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action
on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Pitts moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts from Terry Askevold of 10% of summer sales at Traders Canoe/Fireworks Sales and Rentals to be used to support River Valley athletics and help families that have difficulty paying for the new higher user fees for athletics. Roske seconded. The gift is estimated at $5,000. Administration recommends that the district use the criteria used for free/reduced meals to determine which students can use these funds. Roske seconded. Roll call vote:
For the motion: Caraway,
Limmex, Nelson, Pitts, Pronold, Roske
Against the motion: N/A
Absent: Taylor, Peach
Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with1 abstention and 2 absent. Motion carried.
Pitts moved to approve the second reading of Policy #743 Acceptable Use of Networked Computers and Policy #743-Rule Student Agreement/Consent Form Acceptable Use of Networked Computers. Roske seconded. Motion carried.
Caraway moved to approve the removal of revised language from Policy #722.5 - Suicide/Sudden Death Response Plan for Assessment/Intervention for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide/Sudden Death Response Plan and to include the language in the School Safety Plan. Roske seconded. Motion carried.
The Committee will continue to discuss the appeals process of the athletic handbook and class size policies at a future meeting.
Mahoney noted that the annual meeting is on Monday, May 17. Miller encouraged the Board to reconsider action on administrator salaries for 2004-05 and to grant a 2% salary increase instead of a freeze. Mahoney noted that total cuts/revenue increases for 2004-05 are approximately $510,000. The remaining $111,000 deficit will be covered by fund balance.
Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session
Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator
Evaluations and Contracts and RVEA Collective Bargaining
Limmex moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:24 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for Discussion of Administrator Evaluations and Contracts and RVEA Collective Bargaining. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.
Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk