RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Monday, October 28, 2002
Special Meeting (#2)
Middle School Library
7:00 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Caraway, Pitts, Nelson, Pronold, Smith, Limmex
Board Members absent: Roske, Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Briehl
Others: Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

President Anderson opened the meeting. He noted that the meeting had been properly noticed, there was an amended agenda, and notice had been provided to the appropriate media and each School Board Member. Pitts moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for a Level IV Grievance Conference; 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-03 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; and 19.85(1)(e) to discuss Bus Transportation Contract
Smith moved to adjourn to closed session at 7:06 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for a Level IV Grievance Conference; 19.85 and 111.70 to discuss 2001-03 RVEA Collective Bargaining Update; and 19.85(1)(e) to discuss Bus Transportation Contract. Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent. Motion carried.

The Board reconvened in open session at 9:31 p.m.

Consideration & Action on Ratification of 2001-03 RVEA Collective Bargaining Agreement
No discussion. No action.

Consideration & Action on Bus Transportation Contract
Limmex moved to waive the bid process per Policy #672-Purchasing Procedures. Pronold seconded. Roll call vote:

For the motion: Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Pitts, Pronold, Smith
Against the motion: N/A
Abstain: Nelson
Absent: Roske, Peach

Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention and 2 absent. Motion carried.

Pronold moved to approve a five-year bus contract with First Student, Inc. with a total increase from the current contract of $160,000 over five years, which equates to an average increase of 4.2% annually. Smith seconded. Roll call vote:

For the motion: Anderson, Caraway, Limmex, Pitts, Pronold, Smith
Against the motion: N/A
Abstain: Nelson
Absent: Roske, Peach

Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 1 abstention and 2 absent. Motion carried.

Benson complimented the Board on the time spent and deliberation on implementing a bid waiver clause in Policy #672, applying the bid waiver in this instance, and approving the new bus contract. Benson believes this was the best decision for taxpayers.

Smith moved to adjourn at 9:39 p.m. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

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