RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Regular Meeting
High School Study Hall
8:42 p.m.

Board: Nelson, Taylor, Roske, Pronold, Cates, Peach, Ferguson, Caraway, Pitts
Absent: N/A
Admin: Benson, Hayek, Hoffman, Palm-Leis, Kaukl, Briehl, Hegland, Radtke
Others:  Sue Sadler, Herman Kaldenberg, Steve Emerson, Paula Wedige (Secretary)

President 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.  Roske moved to proceed with the legal meeting.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Legislative Update
Taylor reported that Wisconsin students’ average ACT test score is the second highest in the nation.  Also noted was that Wisconsin’s net property tax increase in 2005-06 was the smallest increase in nearly a decade at 2.3 percent.

Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that there is a Region 10 meeting on September 28 in Baraboo.  Taylor will be attending.  A personnel management seminar and school law seminar are forthcoming through WASB.

Set Policy Committee Meeting Date
A Policy Committee meeting was set for Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular Board meeting.

Set Initial Meeting Date for 2007-09 RVEA and RVEST Negotiations
A meeting has been scheduled for October 25 at 5:00 p.m. for the Board, RVEA, and RVEST Negotiations Committees to meet with M3, and outside insurance consultant.

District Goals – Initial Planning
Board policy calls for district goals planning beginning in October.  Benson reported that along with our theme for 2006-07, “Creativity and Innovation,” the district has two related goals that will bring additional focus to our district wide work throughout the year:  create new and different learning opportunities for all students and staff; and examine instructional methods and resources to increase innovation in how we teach student Reading/Literacy Skills (K-12).

Public Comments/Open Forum
No discussion.

Consent Agenda:  Checks, Invoices, Receipts – August 2006; July 13, 2006, Minutes
Roske moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted.  Peach seconded.  Motion carried

Consideration & Action on Teacher Hirings
Pitts moved to approve the hiring of Matt Bredeson as the Activities Director and half time High School Phy. Ed. Teacher.  Cates seconded.  Motion carried.

Pronold moved to approve the hiring of Theresa Brown as the Middle School Guidance Counselor.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Peach moved to adjourn at 9:14 p.m.  Roske seconded.  Motion carried.

 

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

 

04/18/07 pw