MUSCODA - During our November 9th board meeting the Riverdale School Board voted 9-0 to go ahead with winter sports under the safety guidelines of the WIAA. Schools in the SWAL Conference and surrounding conferences in southwest Wisconsin are currently going to continue with winter sports. We will monitor our teams, students, and upcoming opponents to make individual decisions on upcoming contests.
They also voted 6-3 to go with 2 adult family members for each family and no visiting fans. This will get reevaluated in January. There was discussion on not having spectators to reduce the risk of close contacts and community spread. Overall, the board felt that we had enough space to social distance Riverdale families of two safely. All spectators will be required to wear masks as well as the players. All contests will be streamed live so that extended families and supporters will be able to view the games on the Riverdale Youtube Channel.
Volunteer coaches were approved as follows: middle school wrestling- Tad Bomkamp, high school wrestling- Terry Hrubes, 8th grade basketball- Marc Couey, powerlifting- Tiara Thomas, girls basketball- Chelsi Clark, and boys basketball Travis Hudson.
There was one bid for snow removal and it was awarded to Hackl’s Riverway Trucking.
There was a discussion about providing daycare for teaching staff by our paraprofessionals so that they could still teach virtually. This would also provide a role for our support staff during virtual learning days. The board was in agreement of this practice.
The board approved the second reading of policy revisions and additions.
The board approved Randy Parish as an afternoon bus driver, Becky Miess a high school secretary, Melissa Marabelli as a paraprofessional, and Lucas Phelps as Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach.
Mindy Kracthowill was approved as the deputy clerk for election purposes.
The 2019-20 school audit was approved.
The School Safety Training plan was approved.The board reinstated the band and choir contracts as students and the advisor are doing more after school lessons and virtual performances.