Thursday, October 21, 2004
Special Meeting
Middle School Library
7:30 p.m.

Board:  Anderson, Nelson, Pitts, Caraway, Roske, Taylor, Limmex
Absent: Peach, Pronold
Admin:  Benson, Hoffman, Briehl, Hayek, Richardson
Others:  James Radtke, David Giffey (Home News), Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant)

Anderson 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.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Ad Hoc School Forest Committee Update
Benson noted that the Committee is focusing on three options regarding the sale of School Forest #4, which is 6.18 acres in Lone Rock.  The Committee heard a presentation from a potential buyer at its October 21 meeting.  There has been no recent discussion on the other three properties.  A recommendation to the Board is forthcoming in the next few months.

District Goals
Benson noted the four goals that were outlined for staff in August—Pride, Communication, Information Resources, and Differentiated Instruction.  The Board was encouraged to contact Benson with other goals or initiatives.  This item will be on the November 11 Board meeting agenda.

Consideration & Action on Adoption of 2004-05 Budget Changes and Tax Levy Certification
Hayek gave an overview of the 2004-05 budget and noted an additional $23,973 budget deficit due to declining enrollment and a mill rate of $9.23.  Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Providing for the Tax Levy and Budget Change for the Year 2004-05 with an increase of $23,973 of expenditures over revenues to come from the district’s general fund balance and a total tax levy of $6,480,509.  Roske seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Gifts
Pitts moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of $66.18 from the Knights of Columbus for the special education department.  Taylor seconded.  Polled vote was 7-0 in the affirmative with 2 absent.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action on Canoeing Unit in High School Phy. Ed. Curriculum to Include Travel on the Wisconsin River
James Radtke noted that the Board recently approved the addition of a canoeing unit to the high school phy. ed. curriculum and is now requesting approval for the unit to include a canoeing trip on the Wisconsin River.  Pitts moved to approve the addition of a canoeing trip on the Wisconsin River to the high school phy. ed. canoeing unit.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Consideration & Action to Set Public Hearing Date, Time, and Location for Sale of School Property to
It was noted that Sauk County is proceeding with its initial plan to erect a communications tower on Thuli Road and they are no longer interested in the River Valley School District Property for this tower.  No action was taken.

Consideration & Action on 2nd Reading of New and Revised Policies
Roske moved to approve the second reading of Policy #830-Rule – Facilities Use Regulations which clarifies that all groups using facilities will be charged a fee.  Taylor seconded.  Motion carried.

Caraway moved to adjourn at 8:06 p.m.  Pitts seconded.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk

03/10/08 pw