February 16, 2004
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 16, 2004, at the Negaunee High School Library.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,
Dave Rice, and Marty Saari
Members Absent: None
James Derocher, Superintendent
Bob Bonetti, High School Principal
Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Pam Johnson, Mark Setterlind, Mary Kay Smock, and Theresa Rinehart
119. The meeting was called to order by President Art Gischia at 7:00 p.m.
120. A quorum of the board was established.
121. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion
122. Public Comment - None
123. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 19, 2004. Motion carried 7-0.
124. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to approve the Consent Items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
125. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve payment of bills totaling $190,495.97. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Received the financial report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
126. Written reports were received from the Community Education Director, Health Coordinator, and the High School Assistant Principal. Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher.
President Gischia appointed a Finance Committee consisting of the following Board members: Fae Collins, Dave Rice, and Marty Saari. The Committee will work with the Superintendent concerning budget recommendations.
127. Correspondence - None
128. Old Business:
A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt the changes to the following Board Policies: 0154, 2225, 2260, 3210, 3213, 3419, 3419.01, 3419.02, 4213, 4419, 4419.01, 4419.02, 5611, 6144, 8210, 8330, and 8800. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the District buildings maintenance needs. No action necessary.
129. New Business:
A. Superintendent Derocher reviewed the February 11th student count day information.
No action necessary.
B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to authorize Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance, as the 2nd signature on the school district’s accounts. Motion carried 7-0.
C. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to approve the resolution for the annual school election to be held on Monday, June 14, 2004. Motion carried 7-0.
D. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to approve the June, 2005, High School Orchestra trip to Europe. Motion carried 7-0.
E. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to approve changing the Advanced Physical Education class from a requirement to an elective and reduce the required Physical Education/Health requirement credits for graduation from 1.5 to 1 credit beginning with the 2004-05 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
F. The Board tabled a decision to purchase textbooks for the Advanced Biology and Physics courses pending further information. No action taken.
G. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to approve the participation of the teaching staff in the Bencor Special Pay Plan. Also, approval was given for the 2.65% payment rate of all salary contributions made by the teaching staff to the Bencor Special Pay Plan. Motion carried 7-0.
H. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve Michelle Lammi and Susan Roberts as the teachers of the year for the 2003-04 school year. Motion carried 7-0
I. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari to approve the following Schedule B appointments:
Track: Girls Head Coach – High School Vicki Leathers-Paupore
Girls Assistant Coach – High School Valerie Miettinen
Girls Head Coach – Middle School Jeff Niemi
Boys Head Coach – High School Kevin Bell
Boys Assistant Coach – High School Bill Ellerbruch
Boys Head Coach – Middle School Kyle Bell
Boys Tennis: Head Coach Kevin Jacobson
Assistant Coach Adam Kerry
Golf: Karen Plaiser
Motion carried 7-0.
J. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he has accepted a letter of retirement from Shirley Newman, Lakeview Custodian. A letter of appreciation was sent to Shirley. No action necessary.
130. Public Comment – None
131. Other Business – None
132. Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 p.m. Motion
Art Gischia, President Dave Rice, Secretary