RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, September 12, 2002
Regular Meeting (#70)
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board Members present: Anderson, Caraway, Nelson, Pronold, Smith, Limmex, Ben Heiser (Student Representative) and Hailey Roessler (Student Representative)
Board Members absent: Roske, Pitts, Peach
Administrators present: Benson, Briehl, Palm-Leis, Kaukl, Wermuth
Others: Marita Weidner, Linda Feiner, Dave Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

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

Anderson welcomed the two student Board representatives.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson listed several upcoming training opportunities for Board members covering issues such as contract administration, school law, legislative issues, and the WASB Regional Meeting.

September 20 Football Game at Darlington (2:00 p.m.)
Kaukl noted that the schedule for the day will be the normal schedule but that students can attend the game with parental permission. There will be a spectator bus to transport students.

Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from August 2002; Open Session Meeting Minutes: July 9, 2002; July 11, 2002; August 8, 2002; August 14, 2002
Smith moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Pronold moved to hire Lisa Ruetten as the Lone Rock 4th Grade Teacher. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Smith moved to hire Michael Griswold as the 7th Grade History Teacher. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Budget Committee Recommendations
The Committee recommended changing the date of the annual meeting to Tuesday, October 22. Limmex moved to change the annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Little Theater. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

The Committee recommended that the consideration of a 15-year lease with the Village of Spring Green for their use of the North Park ball diamond be an agenda item at the October 22 annual meeting. Smith moved to place an item on the October 22 annual meeting agenda to consider the renewal of a 15-year lease with the Village of Spring Green for their use of the North Park ball diamond. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Spring Green Fire Department Request to Purchase District Land
The Budget Committee deferred the Village of Spring Green’s request to purchase district land for a new fire station back to administration to make a recommendation to the full Board. The administration’s recommendation was to not sell the land since there are too many possible future school interests. Smith moved to deny the Village of Spring Green’s request to purchase district land east of the high school for a new fire station. Pronold seconded. Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on First Reading of New and Revised Board Policies
Limmex was re-elected as committee chairperson.

Smith moved to approve the first reading of Policy #171 - Regular Board Meetings and to remove the specific time regular Board meetings are held and to note that the time and place is established by the Board at it’s annual organizational meeting. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to approve the first 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. Limmex seconded. Motion carried.

Caraway moved to approve the first 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 High School Graduation Date - June 6, 2003
Limmex moved to set the graduation date as Friday, June 6, 2003, at 8:00 p.m. Smith seconded. Motion carried.

Before adjourning to closed session, Marita Weidner and Linda Feiner asked the Board to carefully consider their decision pertaining to the bus transportation contract when it is discussed by the Board in closed session.

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 Transportation Contract
Smith moved to adjourn to closed session at 8:14 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 Transportation Contract. Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 6-0 in the affirmative with 3 absent. Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

08/22/06 pw