Negaunee Public Schools

February 19, 2007

 

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 19, 2007, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

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

Renaldi, Dave Rice and Martin Saari

                                  

Member Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal

Joe Meyskens, Lakeview School Interim Principal

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

106.     The meeting was called to order by President Martin Saari at 7:00 p.m. 

 

107.     A quorum of the board was established.

 

108.     Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

109.     Public Comment - None

 

110.     Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting and closed session held on January 17, 2007.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

111.     Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to approve the Consent Items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

112.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports:

 

A.        Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the payment of bills totaling $632,489.82.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

113.     Written reports were received from the Community Education Director, Health Coordinator,  and High School Assistant Principal.  Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal, Joe Meyskens, Lakeview School Interim Principal, and Superintendent Derocher. 

 

114.                 Correspondence - None

 

115.                 Old Business - None

 

116.     New Business:

 

A.        Kathy Houghton and Vicki Paupore, High School Teachers, informed the Board of the successful hunger awareness dinner held on February 18, 2007.  This dinner was organized by high school students on the Global Awareness Committee.  No action necessary.

 

B.        Motion by O. Kemp, supported by Rice, to move into a closed session for a student discipline hearing at 7:42 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 8:00 p.m.

 

            Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the long-term suspension of  “Student A”, until the beginning of the 2007-08 second semester, per Board Policy 5600.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to move into a closed session for a student discipline hearing at 8:03 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 8:28 p.m.

 

            Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the long-term suspension of  “Student B”, until the beginning of the 2007-08 second semester, per Board Policy 5600.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to move into a closed session for a student discipline hearing at 8:31 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 8:56 p.m.

 

            Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to approve the long-term suspension of  “Student C”, until the beginning of the 2007-08 second semester, per Board Policy 5600.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

            Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the long-term suspension of  “Student D”, until the beginning of the 2007-08 second semester, per Board Policy 5600.   No closed session requested. Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.        At the request of President Saari, at last month’s Board meeting, Superintendent Derocher, with input from the staff and public, complied a list of possible budget reductions for the 2007-08 school year.  The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed the list.  No action necessary.

 

D.        Superintendent Derocher discussed the annual school election.  No action necessary. 

 

E.         The Board reviewed the annual bus inspection report and requested that a letter of appreciation be sent to the Transportation Director, Chief Mechanic and Assistant Mechanic.  No action necessary.

 

F.                     Superintendent Derocher reviewed the preliminary student count totals as of February 14, 2007, the official State of Michigan count date.  No action necessary.

           

G.        Superintendent Derocher discussed the fall 2006 MEAP scores for grades 3-9.  No action necessary.

 

H.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the following Schedule B positions:

 

Track:  Girls Head Coach – High School               Vicki Leathers                                  -Paupore

            Girls Assistant Coach - High School         June Link

             Volunteer Girls Track Coach                     Kathy Hill

                  

             Boys Head Coach – High School              Kevin Bell

             Boys Assistant Coach – High School       Bill Ellerbruch

              Volunteer Boys Coach                             Dan Bonetti

             

Boys Tennis:   Head Coach                                    Kevin Jacobson

                         Assistant Coach                             Kyle Saari

 

Golf:  Head Coach                                                 Karen Plaiser

           Volunteer                                                    Patty Gagnon

            Volunteer                                                    Mike Leannes

 

7th and 8th Grade Track: Girls                                 Jeff Niemi

                                      Boys                                 Kyle Bell

 

Girls Softball:  Varsity Coach                                Steve Anderson

                         Volunteer Coach                            Kyle Johnson

                          Volunteer Coach                           Cherish Samuels                 

Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.          Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to deny the leave of absence request from Lori Laurila, a Food Service Aide.  Motion

            carried 7-0.

 

117.  Public Comment:

 

         Dale Rogers, High School Custodian, addressed the Board with concerns he had over the possible 2007-08 budget reductions.  President Saari reminded Mr. Rogers that the list of possible budget reductions is an instrument for consideration only. 

 

118.         Other Business - None     

 

119.               Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at

8:47 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________          ________________________________

Marty Saari, President                                        Fae Collins, Secretary