Negaunee Public Schools
March 21, 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 March 21, 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
James Derocher, Superintendent
Bob Bonetti, High School Principal
Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal
Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Marcia Manninen, Transportation Director
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Thomas Ball, Helen Collins, Paul Collins, Diane Faust, Kevin Jacobson, Kayleigh Laitinen, Tristan Palomaki, and PeriAnn Wasie
140. The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 7:00 p.m.
141. A quorum of the board was established.
142. Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the agenda with the following addition: 150. New Business Item K. Transportation Employee Benefits. Motion carried 7-0.
143. Public Comment:
PeriAnn Wasie, a registered nurse in the MasterÕs in Nursing Program at Northern Michigan University, presented the Board with parent survey results on the hot lunch program.
144. Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting held on February 21, 2005. Motion carried 7-0.
145. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
146. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by M. Renaldi supported D. Hintsala, to approve the payment of bills totaling $296,915.60. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
147. Written reports were received from the Community Education Director, and the Health Coordinator. Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher.
148. Correspondence - None
149. Old Business:
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt revised Board Policy number 2112 as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
150. New Business:
A. Helen Collins and Kayleigh Laitinen, Middle School students, performed a Forensic presentation entitled Time to be Noticed.
B. Superintendent Derocher explained, to the Board, the language contained in an additional new section proposal to the Michigan School Aid Bill, Section 103, which was made by Governor Granholm. He then compared the proposed Michigan Scholar Curriculum language to the students at the High School consisting of the Class of 2005. A brief question and answer period followed. No action necessary.
C. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Renaldi, to appoint to the districtÕs Sex Education Advisory Board: Tristan Palomaki, Middle School Counselor, and Donna Hayrynen, parent. Motion carried 7-0.
The Board also reviewed the goals and objectives of the Reproductive Health Program.
D. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the purchase of textbooks entitled, The World and Its People, published by Gelncoe, for the Middle School social studies and geography classes when funds become available. Motion carried 7-0.
E. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he had received a letter of resignation from Kevin Koch, Gymnastic Coach. No action necessary.
F. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by D. Rice, to hire Kathleen Annala, as a part-time Secretary the Middle School. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to hire Gary Bischof, as an Assistant Mechanic, with a possible lay-off in 6 months, if the Chief Mechanic, Gale LaCosse, returns from medical leave. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to transfer Jim Nylander, from the Assistant Mechanic position to Chief Mechanic, this appointment will be pending due to the possible return of Gale LaCosse, Chief Mechanic, from his medical leave. Motion carried 7-0.
G. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the following Volunteer Assistant Track Coaches:
Jason Lafond, Dana Ferguson, Michelle Mourd, and Lindsay Tincknell
Motion carried 7-0.
H. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the contract renewal of the following Administrators for the 2005-06 school year: Robert Bonetti, Principal, Negaunee High School, Robert Trebilcock, Principal, Negaunee Middle School, and Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator/Principal, Lakeview Elementary School, These contracts are all two-year roll over contacts, which expire on June 30, 2007. Also the Board approved the contract renewals of Mark Marana, Negaunee High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, and Dan Skewis, Negaunee Middle School Assistant Principal for the 2006-07 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
I. Board President Collins reviewed the SuperintendentÕs evaluation. Positive comments were made from various Board members to the Superintendent.
Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to renew Superintendent DerocherÕs employment contact through the 2009-10 school year. This will be a five-year continuing contact. Motion carried 7-0.
*K. Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the transfer of vacation time from one district administrator to another due to medical reasons.
Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the pro-rated vacation time of Gale LaCosse, Chief Mechanic, for the 2004-05 school year, due to a medical leave. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by M. Saari, to approve the transfer of two weeks of vacation time from one district administrator to another due to medical reasons. Motion carried 7-0.
*J. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to move into closed session at 8:17 p.m. for discussion of contract negotiations. Motion approved by roll call vote 7-0.
Board President Collins moved the Board into open session at 9:13 p.m.
*Agenda items reversed.
151. Public Comment - None
152. Other Business – None
153. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Fae Collins, President Marty Saari, Secretary