Negaunee Public Schools

January 17, 2005


Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held January 17, 2005, at the Negaunee High School Library, starting at 7:00 p.m.


Members Present: Fae Collins, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,

Martin Renaldi, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari


Members Absent:  None


Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary


Others Present:  Diane Faust


112.     The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 7:00 p.m.


113.     A quorum of the board was established.        


114.     Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.


115.     Public Comment - None


116.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting held on December 20, 2004.  Motion carried 7-0. 


117.     Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the consent items with the removal of Item A. Athletic DirectorÕs Report.  Motion carried 7-0.


118.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports


A.        Motion by D. Rice, supported O. Kemp, to approve the payment of bills totaling $147,205.55.  Motion carried 7-0.


B.        Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.


119.     Written reports were received from the Athletic Director, Community Education Director, and the Health Coordinator.  Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher. 


120.     Correspondence – None


121.     Old Business - None


122.     New Business:


A.            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the amended 2004-05 General Fund budget, to reflect revenues of $11,247,512 and expenditures of $11,125,670.  A Fund Balance transfer of $121,842 was approved, leaving a total of $1,138,813, in the Fund Balance account.  Motion carried 7-0.


B.             Superintendent Derocher discussed the annual regular school election changes.  No action necessary.


C.             Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to retain Thrun Law Firm, P.C. to serve as the school attorneys for the 2005 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.   


D.            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the following individuals to the Sex Education Advisory Board:

Pastor Mike Carriere Dr. Wayne Carlson, Mark Churchill, Mickey Dempsey, Kevin Jacobson, Kyle Johnson, Judy Katona, Mary LaBelle, Ashley Pierce, Carol Romback, and Kayleen Tresedder.  Motion carried



E.             The Board reviewed the first reading of Board Policy changes for policy numbers 2414 per the passing of Public Act 165 and 166.  No action necessary at this time.


F.             The Board received an evaluation packet to be used for the annual review   of the Superintendent.   No action necessary.


G.        Superintendent Derocher distributed, to the Board members, Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of their commitment to education.  No action necessary.


123.       Public Comment - None


124.       Other Business – None


125.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.






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               Fae Collins, President                                              Marty Saari, Secretary