RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Nelson, Limmex, Caraway, Pronold, Taylor, Roske, Ben Heiser (Student Representative)
Board Members absent: Peach, Pitts
Administrators present: Benson, Hoffman, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis, Richardson, Briehl
Others: Ralph Frank, John Kraemer, Mary Kraemer, Gloria Schauf, Lester Baker, Steve Foye, Francis Ruhland, Jim Kloth, Muriel Hamilton, Steve Emerson, Diane Emerson, David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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. Roske moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Recognition of 20 Year Veteran Bus Drivers
The district presented service awards to seven bus drivers with at least 20 years of service: Ralph Frank (20 years); John Kraemer (20 years); Gloria Shauf (25 years); Richard Peck (27 years); Lester Baker (31 years); Steve Foye (43 years); and Francis Ruhland (50+ years).

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted an upcoming WASB seminar regarding bargaining health insurance on May 16. Caraway expressed interest in attending.

Referendum Timeline (District Deficit Reduction Plan)
A Referendum Fact Committee will be established and will hold its first meeting in July, per the Board approved referendum timeline that outlines activities leading up to a spring 2004 referendum vote.

Co-Curricular Handbook Discussion
Kaukl distributed a draft of a new "Activities Code" to replace the Athletic Code which would regulate all clubs and athletics. The Board was asked to review this handbook which, if approved, would be effective for the 2003-04 school year.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from April 2003; Open Session Meeting Minutes--March 13, April 3, April 24, 2003
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Taylor seconded. Motion carried.

Board Organizational Meeting
President: Limmex nominated Anderson. Pronold nominated Limmex. Limmex declined the nomination. Roske moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Anderson. Limmex seconded. Motion carried. Anderson was elected President.

Vice President: Nelson nominated Caraway. Limmex moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Caraway. Roske seconded. Motion carried. Caraway was elected Vice President.

Clerk: Roske nominated Nelson. Pronold moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Nelson. Caraway seconded. Motion carried. Nelson was elected Clerk.

Treasurer: Caraway nominated Limmex. Roske moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Limmex. Taylor seconded. Motion carried. Limmex was elected Treasurer.

Meeting Date, Time, and Place: Limmex moved to continue holding regular School Board meetings on the second Thursday of each month, in the Middle School Library, at 7:30 p.m. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
Limmex moved to approve the preliminary 2003-04 budget for Funds 10, 23, 27, 39, and 50 for a total revenue of $17,107,817 and total expenditures of $16,590,770. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Taylor moved to hire Marie Schwingle as a high school math teacher. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Pronold moved to hire Rob Kleinschmidt as a high school math teacher. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to hire Cynthia Green as the 50% elementary social worker/guidance counselor. Taylor seconded. Green will also continue to work as the 50% AODA coordinator funded by grant money. 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
Roske moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:16 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. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

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

Consideration & Action on Teacher Leave Request
Limmex moved to approve a one-year leave of absence for Jennifer Snow for the 2003-04 school year pursuant to the language in the Memorandum of Agreement. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Roske moved to adjourn at 10:26 p.m. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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