Board Briefs 7-12-22

Board Briefs

Board Briefs 7.12.22


This is a snapshot of highlights from the July 12, 2022 Special Administrative Board meeting for Riverview Gardens School District.


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Key Announcements & Reports: 


A moment of silence was taken for the parent of a RGHS scholar who was recently killed.

The Riverview Gardens High School Alumni are having a tailgate party at Spanish Lake Park on July 31, 2022.

The RGSD Back to School Bash (for scholars, families, staff and community) is scheduled for 8/2 on National Night Out at RGHS 6-8PM.

The RGSD Convocation (for faculty and staff) is scheduled for Aug. 8 at UMSL, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at 8AM.

On Aug. 16, RGSD is going to Jefferson City to make a presentation to the State Board of Education to update on the District’s progress as a provisionally accredited school district.


Key Items for Information: 


2022-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement Corrections


The following edits were made for the 2022-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement: 


3.1 Salary - Section e. It states teachers will move one step on the Teacher Salary Schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. It should read, Teachers will receive a 5% increase for the 2022-2023 school year. 

3.1 Salary - Section f. should read Teachers who began employment after 8/8/2022 will be paid on the prorated contract issued by the District for the number of days worked. 

5.9 After School Meetings - Section c. Meet the Teacher Night will not exceed 2 ½ hours. It should read Meet the Teacher Night will not exceed 2 hours instead of 2 1/2 hours.


Program Reviews


SoulFishers Ministries Partner Presentation

The Little Bit Foundation

First Student Transportation

RGSD Technology/MIS Department 


Emergency Connectivity Fund Award #2


RGSD has received a second E-Rate award of $807,798.00.  These funds will be used to purchase additional 950 Chromebooks and hotspots for the high school's incoming Freshman and for teachers so that they can support the scholars’ use of the Technology as well as pay for the continued Internet Service of the 1400 hot spots that were previously purchased.


Key Items for Discussion: 

  • Renaissance Freckle Science/Social Studies

    • Freckle is a part of the Renaissance platform. We currently use Freckle ELA and Math. It is recommended that the SAB approve Renaissance Freckle Science/Social Studies not to exceed the amount of $55,205. This school year, principals are requesting that we add the content areas for Science and Social Studies.

  • Retirees as Permanent Substitute Teachers

    • In order to fill some of the teacher vacancies in the Riverview Gardens School District, we would like to extend the offer to RGSD retirees to come back and work as permanent substitute teachers through June 30, 2025. The district would offer retirees 75% of their last salary plus benefits.

  • Frontline/Aesop Upgrade

    • It is recommended that the Special Administrative Board approve the Professional Services Proposal for $1,575.00 to upgrade the Frontline Aesop system to increase efficiency with absence management.

  • Volunteer Agreement - Extracurricular/Co-Curricular Activities

    • This agreement would allow non-certified hourly employees to agree to serve as a volunteer for a nominal fee. The nominal fee will be based on the stipend amount approved by the SAB in the Extracurricular Activities and Co-Curricular Activities Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

  • ACE Learning Centers Agreement

    • The recommendation is that the Special Administrative Board accept the contract with ACE Learning Centers for alternative education services for the 2022-2023 school term in the amount not to exceed $1,237,500.00.


Key Consent Agenda Items (Approved)

  • Soulfishers Ministries MOU

  • Little Bit Foundation MOU

  • Active Shooter Training for All Staff - August 19, 2022

  • RGSD June 2022 COVID-19 Protocols for Scholars and Staff

Approved Items for Action


Retirees as Permanent Substitute Teachers

Surplus Technology Equipment

Riverview Gardens Annual Convocation - UMSL

Environmental Consultants - Water Testing