RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thursday, July 10, 2003
Middle School Library
Board Members present: Anderson, Nelson, Caraway, Pronold, Taylor, Peach, Pitts, Limmex
(arrived 7:43 p.m.)
Board Members absent: Roske
Administrators present: Hoffman, Mahoney, Palm-Leis, Briehl
Others: Jill Haas, Jeanne King, Paula Wedige (Administrative Assistant), David Giffey (Home News)
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. Peach moved to proceed with the legal meeting. Pitts seconded. Motion carried.
Board Training Opportunities
Nelson noted that there is an upcoming Leadership Academy in July. WASB will be sending correspondence regarding earning Board development points. Also, there is an opening in Region 10 for the WASB Board of Directors.
Referendum Timeline (District Deficit Reduction Plan)
The discussion on specifics of potential cuts was tabled in anticipation of learning more from the state and waiting for the first meeting of the Referendum Fact Committee on July 14. It was noted that there are 32 members on this committee at this time22 are not Board member or administrators.
Statutory Requirements for School Districts
Mahoney presented a document that outlines the statutory requirements for school districts.
Consent Agenda: Checks, Invoices, Receipts from June 2003; Open Session Meeting
Minutes: June 4, 2003; June 10, 2003
Pitts moved to approve the consent agenda items as submitted. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Second Reading of New and Revised Policies
Pitts moved to approve Policy #164- Board Member Compensation and Expenses to reflect the action taken at the annual meeting last fall to raise the pay for Board members from $50 to $60 per meeting. Taylor seconded. Motion carried.
Caraway moved to approve the second reading of Policy #151.2-Exhibit to clarify the location of policy handbooks in the district. Peach seconded. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Resolutions Accepting Gifts
Caraway moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of $50 from Guy Breternitz for the purchase of protective eyeglasses for the auto shop at the high school. Pronold seconded.
Limmex arrived at 7:43 p.m.
Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with one absent. Motion carried.
Limmex moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Gifts of $462 from Community Bank and Jack and Margaret Johnson for the cost of the Badger Motor Coach that transported our high school baseball team to Appleton for the state tournament. Peach seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with one absent. Motion carried.
Consideration & Action on Addition of 4.5 Hour Special Education Instructional
Pitts moved to approve the addition of a 4.5 hour special education instructional assistant position at Spring Green Elementary. Caraway seconded. Motion carried with Pronold opposed.
Consideration & Action on Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation
Caraway moved to adopt the Resolution Accepting Teacher Resignation for Tracy Manicor, Speech and Language Therapist. Limmex seconded. Polled vote was 8-0 in the affirmative with 1 absent. Motion carried.
Peach moved to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Caraway seconded. Motion carried.
Submitted by Paula Wedige For Deborah Nelson, School District Clerk