RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, October 11, 2001
Regular Meeting (#46)
Middle School Library
Board Members present: Anderson, Limmex, Pitts, Pronold, Caraway, Nelson, Peach, Smith
(arrived at 8:02 p.m.)
Board Members absent: Roske
Administrators present: Benson, Richardson, Wermuth, Hoffman, Mahoney, Kaukl, Palm-Leis
Others present: Sue Quale, Dave Giffey (Home News)
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. Peach seconded. Motion carried.
Human Growth and Development Curriculum Update
Benson explained that a new resolution relating to human sexuality curriculum would be reviewed at the November 1 Policy Committee meeting and then, if approved by the committee, would be forwarded to the full Board on November 1 for action. The resolution will include the Human Growth and Development Committees recommendations while provided a framework for our teachers to know the guidelines for teaching human sexuality curriculum.
As part of the superintendents annual evaluation, Benson presented a summary (including a handout) of district goals. These goals have been developed by the administration team with input from the Strategic Plan and community and staff surveys. The Board was asked to provide feedback by November 15 for consolidation of ideas and final review between the Board and the administration on November 27.
Board Training Opportunities
Nelson presented a new plan for summarizing upcoming Board of Education training opportunities. She will provide a list of workshops, seminars, etc. that will be available to the Board.
"PLAN" - ACT Pre-test Update
Kaukl explained a new ACT pre-test examination (PLAN) that will be administered o sophomores and juniors. PLAN will be administered on November 10 on a voluntary basis.
Set Policy Committee Meeting - November 1
A Policy Committee Meeting was set for Thursday, November 1, at 6:45 p.m. in the Central Office.
Set Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Meeting - November 1
A Budget/Maintenance/Transportation Committee Meeting was set for Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Office.
Consent Agenda: Open Session Meeting Minutes: September 13, 2001; Checks, Invoices,
Receipts from September 2001
Peach moved to accept the consent agenda items as submitted. Smith seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Temporary Land Use Agreement With the Village of
Limmex moved to approve a Temporary Land Use Agreement with the Village of Spring Green. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Resolution of Inclusion Under the Wisconsin Retirement
Smith moved to adopt the Resolution of Inclusion Under the Wisconsin Retirement System for support staff to join the WRS. Pitts seconded. Roll call vote
For the motion: Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Nelson, Peach, Pitts, Smith
Against the motion: Pronold
Polled vote was 7-1 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Teacher Maternity Leave
Limmex moved to approve a maternity leave for Michelle Thier from April 18 to the end of the school year. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Changing November 8 Regular Meeting Date to November 1
Limmex moved to change the November 8 Regular Meeting Date to November 1. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Establishing Second Meeting in November - Tuesday,
Limmex moved to establish a special meeting on November 27 at 7:00 p.m. Peach seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Confirmation of Delegate and Appointment of Alternate to
January WASB Convention January 23-25, 2002
Limmex moved to confirm Peter Pitts as the delegate and Blair Anderson as the alternate for the January WASB Convention. Pitts 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
Smith 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 one absent. Motion carried.
Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk