RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, October 10, 2002
Regular Meeting (#71)
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Roske, Pitts, Peach, Nelson, Pronold, Smith, Limmex, Ben Heiser (Student Representative)
Board Members absent: Caraway
Administrators present: Benson, Briehl, Palm-Leis, Kaukl, Wermuth, Mahoney, Richardson, Hoffman
Others: Michael Whaley, Dave 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. Peach moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson reminded Board members of an upcoming training opportunity on November 2 pertaining to legislative issues.

WASB School Finance Study Team Recommendations
Anderson asked the Board to review the WASB recommendations.

District Goals
The Board was asked to review the current goals document and to prepare for the special meeting in November, which will be designated for discussion of district goals.

Set Policy Committee Meeting Date
A Policy Committee meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from September 2002; September 12, 2002 Meeting Minutes
Smith moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Support/Endorsement by River Valley Board of Education for the Arts Coalition Task Force
After hearing information presented by Michael Whaley, representative of the ACTFor Committee, Roske moved to give the Board of Education’s endorsement for a community survey to assess the needs and interests of the community pertaining to the arts. Pitts seconded. Whaley noted that there would be no financial obligation by the district. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
The Budget Committee deferred to the full Board any decision pertaining to the 2003-04 transportation contract. This item will be discussed in closed session later this evening.

Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Board Policies
After a suggestion to move Board meetings to Monday nights was defeated, Limmex moved to approve the second reading of Policy #171-Regular Board Meetings to remove the specific time regular Board meetings are held and to note that the time and place is established by the Board at its annual organizational meeting. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Peach moved to approve the second reading of Policy #452.2 - Immunization of Students, which includes the requirement for a chicken pox vaccination and the need for students to have received their second dose of several vaccinations within 90 school days of admission. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to approve the second reading of Policy #452.4-Rule - Guidelines for Administering Medication to Students with the addition of language allowing more flexibility for high school and middle school students to take their own medication and the procedure for school personnel to administer acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen with parent permission. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Appointment of Medical Advisor
Roske moved to appoint Kay Balink as the medical advisor for the 2002-03 school year. Peach seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Gift Acceptance Agreement (Student Scholarship)
Limmex moved to adopt the resolution accepting a scholarship fund of $15,000 from the Family of Allen McCarville. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Confirmation of Delegate and Appointment of Alternate to January WASB Convention – January 22-24, 2003
Anderson moved to confirm Pitts as the Board’s delegate and Nelson as the alternate to the WASB Convention in January. 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; 19.85(1)(c) to Discuss Administrator Contracts; and 19.85(1)(e) to Discuss Bus Transportation Contract
Roske moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:30 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-2003 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; 19.85(1)(c) to Discuss Administrator Contracts; and 19.85(1)(e) to Discuss Bus Transportation Contract. Pitts seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.

The Board reconvened in open session at 9:35 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Bus Transportation Contract
Pronold moved to set a special meeting on Tuesday, October 22, at the conclusion of the annual meeting, to discuss the 2003-04 bus transportation contract. Roske seconded. Motion carried.

Limmex moved to adjourn at 9:36 p.m. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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