RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, September 8, 2005
Regular Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board: Nelson, Pitts, Taylor, Peach, Caraway, Limmex
Absent: Anderson, Pronold, Roske
Admin: Benson, Hayek, Briehl, Hoffman, Kaukl
Others:  Aaron Joyce (WRCO), David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Secretary)

Vice President Caraway was acting President in Anderson’s absence.  Caraway 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.  Pitts moved to proceed with the legal meeting.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson referred the Board to the WASB website for upcoming training opportunities.

Legislative Update
Taylor provided a legislative update that outlined the resolutions that were passed by the 2005 Delegate Assembly.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – August 2005; Open Session Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2005
Taylor moved to accept the consent agenda items as submitted.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Taylor moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of a handmade canoe from David Roeder valued at $3,500 to the Music and Art Departments to be raffled as a fundraiser.  Pitts seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hiring
Limmex moved to hire Sarah Babcock as the 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution for Sale of Arena School Forest #2, Government Lot 3, Section 9, Town 8 North, Range 5 East, to the Department of Natural Resources
Title search not yet completed.  No action taken.

Consideration & Action on Safety Plan
The procedures for responding to sudden death and bloodborne pathogens were both moved from the Policy Manual to the Safety Plan.  Limmex moved to adopt the revised Safety Plan.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Adoption of Coaches Handbook
Peach moved to adopt the Coaches Handbook with no major changes.  Limmex seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution to Appoint Human Growth and Development Advisory Committee for 2005-06 and 2006-07
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution to Appoint Human Growth and Development Advisory Committee for 2005-06 and 2006-07 with a few changes in the committee members from the prior two years.  Pitts seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2005-07 RVEA and RVEST Collective Bargaining Updates
Taylor moved to adjourn to closed session at 7:45 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for 2005-07 RVEA and RVEST Collective Bargaining Updates.  Pitts seconded.  Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw