RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, November 1, 2001
Regular Meeting (#47)
Middle School Library
8:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Pronold, Caraway, Nelson, Smith, Roske
Board Members absent: Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Richardson, Wermuth, Hoffman, Mahoney, Kaukl, Golden

Others present: Ron Troxel, Mary Hartley, Joannie Harrington, Amery Harrington, Michael Whaley, Jeff Schoenemen, Mike Sebranek, Lynn Richter, Dave Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

President Anderson opened the meeting. He noted that their was an amended agenda and 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.

District Goals
Benson reminded the Board of the November 15 deadline to turn in ideas for district goals. The Board and the administration will discuss goals at a special meeting on November 27.

Board Training Opportunities
No new items since the October meeting.

The Board set a Policy Committee meeting for Monday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Student Requests for Early Graduation
Kaukl requested the approval of early graduation for seven high school seniors at the end of the first semester of the 2001-02 school year. Pitts moved to approve early graduation for Adam Hashheider, Stephanie Potter, Stephanie Young, Mike Sebranek, Jenna Schlafer, Lynn Richter, and Jeff Schoenemen at the end of the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year contingent upon appropriate behavior, attendance, and grades through the end of the first semester. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Request for Leave of Absence
Limmex moved to approve a leave of absence for high school Spanish teacher Mary Hartley for the 2002-03 school year contingent upon the district finding a qualified and suitable Spanish teacher by March 15, 2002, to be a substitute teacher during Ms. Hartley’s leave. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda: Open Session Meeting Minutes-October 11, 2001; Checks, Invoices, Receipts from October 2001
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution for District’s Position Related to Human Sexuality Curriculum
The Policy Committee recommended the adoption of the Resolution for Providing Guidance in the Teaching of Human Sexuality Curriculum. Smith moved to adopt the Resolution for Providing Guidance in the Teaching of Human Sexuality Curriculum with two minor language changes. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Policy Committee Recommendations
There were no further recommendations by the Policy Committee.

Consideration & Action on Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Recommendations
The Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee recommended that the district fund 30% of the total cost (up to $3,000), at the request of the local soccer association, for the creation of a limited use, competition, varsity soccer field on the land north of Spring Green Elementary that has been designated by the Board of Education. The association would fund $3,500 and the Booster Club would fund an additional $3,500. Smith moved to approve the funding of 30% of the total cost, up to $3,000, for a limited use, competition, varsity soccer field contingent upon the other two parties funding their portions of the total cost. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Adoption of 2001-02 Budget and Tax Levy
Mahoney outlined changes in the 2001-02 budget since the annual meeting in August. The changes represent a $1,775 increase to expenditures over revenues. The district’s fund balance will cover this deficit. In addition, the total tax levy for 2001-02 is $5,446,281.

Limmex moved to approve the budget changes of a $1,775 increase to expenditures over revenues. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve a total tax levy for 2001-02 of $5,446,281. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Certification of 2001-02 Tax Levy Rate
Mahoney noted that the tax levy mill rate will be $8.90 per $1,000 of equalized value. Smith moved to approve the tax levy mill rate at $8.90. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Requests for Unpaid Leave
Pitts moved to approve an unpaid leave for Rod Anding from April 4, 2000, to the end of the 2001-02 school year. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to approve an unpaid leave for Bonnie Hackl from November 9, 2001, to January 2, 2002. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of an iMac computer valued at $600 from Keith Symon to be used at the high school. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Revision of Utility Easement for Forest View Subdivision
Mahoney explained the need for a revision to a prior approved utility easement for the Forest View (formerly Rasmussen) Subdivision. The revision is necessary to meet a regulation to keep the easement an appropriate distance from an existing town well, which is near our property boundary. The revision would also allow for the abandonment of a current easement from the Prairie View Subdivision, which is currently on our property. The two subdivisions would share the new easement.

Smith moved to approve the relocation of the utility easement for the Forest View Subdivision. Pronold 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 RVEST Collective Bargaining Update
Roske moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:49 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update and RVEST Collective Bargaining Update. Caraway seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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