Negaunee Public Schools

February 4, 2003

Special Board Meeting

 

Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on February 4, 2003, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala,  Osmond T. “Spike” Kemp, Virginia Paulson, and Martin Saari

 

Members Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

 

Others Present:  Brent Graves and Dave Rice

 

120.   The meeting was called to order by President Dan Hintsala at 7:00 p.m.

 

121.   A quorum of the board was established.          

        

123.   Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

124.   New Business:

A.    Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to expel Tim Sicotte for a period of 180 days for violation of School Board Policy on possession of illegal drugs on school property.  Motion carried 6-0.  

                                

B.     Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to appoint Dave Rice to fulfill the vacancy created by the resignation of G. Kaiser.  The board member position will then be filled in the June, 2003 election.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

125.   Public comment - none

 

126.   Other business - none

 

127.   Motion by M. Saari, supported by F. Collins, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

        _______________________________               _____________________________

         Dan Hintsala, President                                           Fae Collins, Secretary

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negaunee Public Schools

February 17, 2003

Regular Board Meeting

 

 

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on February 17, 2003, at the Negaunee High School.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson, Dave Rice and Martin Saari

                                    

Members Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal

Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator

Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

Others Present:  Greg Casperson and Diane Faust

 

128.   The meeting was called to order by President Dan Hintsala at 7:01 p.m. 

 

129.   A quorum of the board was established.

 

130.    Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.  President Hintsala asked D. Rice to serve on the following committees: Administrative,  MESPA, NEA and Reproductive Health.

 

131.   Public Comment - None

        

132.    Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2003, regular board meeting and the special meeting on February 4, 2003.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

133.   Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the consent items as presented.     

         Motion carried 7-0.

 

134.   Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.         Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to approve payment of bills totaling $224,759.11.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.          Received the financial report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Lorraine Johnson.

 

 

135.   Written reports were received from the High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Community

Education Director and Health Coordinator .  Oral reports were given by Bob Bonetti, High School Principal,  Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal, Paulette Patron,  Special Education Coordinator and Superintendent Derocher.

 

136.   Correspondence - None

 

137.   Old Business - None

 

138.  New Business:

 

A.         As required by PA 251, Superintendent Derocher and the Board publicly discussed and reviewed the district policy on Administration of Medications.  No action necessary.

                                                                                                                 

B.          Superintendent Derocher reviewed the February 12th student count day information.  No action necessary.    

 

C.         Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the resolution for the annual school election to be held on Monday, June 9, 2003.  Motion carried 7-0.

        

D.         Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the results of the annual school bus inspection.  No action necessary.

        

E.          Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve an unpaid leave of absence for up to one year for Faye Joki.  Ms. Joki can return anytime within the one year period, once she has written permission from her physician, stating she can return to work without restrictions as to the type of work performed.  Motion carried 7-0.      

 

F.          Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to approve the following Schedule B appointments:

 

                        Track:               

                        Girls Head          Varsity Coach                 Vicki Paupore

                                                Assistant Coach              Val Miettinen

                                                Volunteer Assistant Coach Margaret Fierstine

                                                Middl School Coach         Jeff Niemi

 

                        Boys Head          Varsity Coach                 Kevin Bell

                                                Assistant Coach              Bill Ellerbruch

                                                Volunteer Assistant Coach Kyle Bell

                                                Volunteer Assistant Coach Jason LaFond

                                                Middle School Coach       Mark Churchill                                              

                                   

                        Boys Tennis:      Head Coach                    Dan Skewis

                                                Assistant Coach              Adam Kerry

 

                        Golf:                                                     Karen Plaisier

 

            A qualified substitute teacher in math must be provided for Karen Plaisier.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

138.   New Business (cont.)    

 

G.         Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve Kevin Bell and Dave Hytinen as the teachers of the year for the 2002-03 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

H.         The Board was informed that Tristan Palomaki resigned her position as the  High School girl’s assistant track coach.  No action necessary.         

 

139. Public Comment - None

 

140.   Other Business - None 

        

141.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by A. Gischia, to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m.  Motion carried  7-0.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         ______________________________            ________________________________

         Dan Hintsala, President                                            Fae Collins, Secretary