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RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 11/25/13 Special Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:20pm

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF RIVER FALLS
Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes
Monday, November 25, 2013
The special meeting of the River Falls Board of Education was called to order on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. by President Johnson Myers in the Conference Room at the District Administrative Office, 852 East Division Street. It was ascertained that notice of the meeting had been properly posted in the appropriate locations, faxed to WEVR, and emailed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.
PRESENT
President Johnson Myers, Treasurer Manny Kenney, and members Rich Gerczak, Mike Miller and Alan Tuchtenhagen were present. Vice-President Dennis Behnke and clerk Barbara Kolpin were absent. Also present was Director of Personnel Donna Hill.
HEARING OF VISITORS
Brian Schils, Meyer Middle School Teacher, was pleased that the Board and Union members reached a tentative agreement and expressed appreciation for what the Board has done.
APPROVE 2013-14 REVISED WAGE SCHEDULES FOR NON-UNION SUPPORT STAFF (ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS, FOOD SERVICE, KID’S CLUB, MECHANICS, SECRETARIES, TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS and SUPERVISORS)
The Negotiations Team met on November 18th with non-union support staff to share revised wage schedules.  Support staff costing reflects a 2.07% total package. Tuchtenhagen moved, Miller seconded to approve revised 2013-14 wage schedules for non-union support staff (Accounting Department, Administrative Assistants, Food Service, Kid\'s Club, Mechanics, Secretaries, Technology, Volunteer Coordinators and Supervisors). Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
APPROVE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO PARAPROFESSIONAL CONTRACT PENDING APPROVAL OF NORTHWEST UNITED EDUCATORS (NUE)
The Negotiations Team met on November 18th with Paraprofessionals to share a proposed amendment to the 2013-14 Paraprofessional contract, and a tentative agreement was reached.  Support staff costing reflects a 2.07% total package. Kenney moved, Tuchtenhagen seconded to approve the Proposed Amendment to Paraprofessional contract pending approval of Northwest United Educators (NUE). Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
APPROVE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CUSTODIAN CONTRACT PENDING APPROVAL OF NORTHWEST UNITED EDUCATORS (NUE)
The Negotiations Team met on November 18th with Custodians. Support staff costing reflects a 2.07% total package. Tuchtenhagen moved, Gerczak seconded to approve the Proposed Amendment to Custodian contract pending approval of Northwest United Educators (NUE). Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
APPROVE BUS DRIVER TENTATIVE AGREEMENT PENDING APPROVAL OF NORTHWEST UNITED EDUCATORS (NUE)
The Negotiations Team met on November 18th with Bus Drivers to share a revised agreement, and a tentative agreement was reached.  Support staff costing reflects a 2.07% total package. Tuchtenhagen moved, Kenney seconded to approve the Bus Driver Tentative Agreement pending approval of Northwest United Educators (NUE).  Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
APPROVE TEACHER TENTATIVE AGREEMENT PENDING APPROVAL OF NORTHWEST UNITED EDUCATORS (NUE)
The Negotiations Team met on November 18th with Teachers to share a revised agreement, and a tentative agreement was reached.  Teacher costing reflects a 2.07% total package. Tuchtenhagen moved, Miller seconded to approve the Teacher Tentative Agreement pending approval of Northwest United Educators (NUE).  Motion carried unanimously (5-0). The teachers union (132 voting teachers) will vote on December 4th, Uniserve Board of Directors will vote that same evening to approve the agreement.
ADJOURNMENT
President Johnson Myers adjourned the meeting at 6:11 p.m.
Barbara E Kolpin, Clerk
______________________________ (Pub. 12/26/13) WNAXLP


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