Negaunee Public Schools

April 26, 2006

                                                                                              

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held April 26, 2006, 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

Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal

Joe Meyskens, Interim Principal at Lakeview School

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

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

   

149.     A quorum of the board was established.        

 

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

 

151.     Public Comment:

 

Mark Setterlind, Orchestra Teacher, expressed his concerns regarding the school buildings facilities for musical performances.  

 

152.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the minutes of the

Regular Board Meeting and Closed Session held on March 20, 2006, as presented.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

153.     Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

154.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to approve the payment of bills totaling $291,140.88.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.        Received the Financial Report from the Superintendent.

 

155.     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, Joe Meyskens, Interim Principal at Lakeview School, and Superintendent Derocher. 

 

156.     Correspondence - None

 

157.     Old Business: 

A.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to appoint the following   individuals to the Wellness Policy Committee:  Jamie Skewis, School Nurse, Hazel Blandford, Food Service Director, Kevin Jacobson, High School Health Teacher, Katherine Paul, Parent, Adele Price, Parent, Tonya Selden, Parent, Tony Barrett, Student and Chelsea Taskila, Student.  Superintendent Derocher will serve as the Committee Administrator. Board members serving are:  Dan Hintsala, Osmond Kemp, and Martin Renaldi.    The Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday,

May 10th, at 7:00 p.m.  at the Negaunee High School.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

158.     New Business:

 

A.        Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to award a three year audit contract to the firm of Anderson, Tackman & Company as follows:  $7,800 for the 2005-06 school year, $8,050 for the 2006-07 school year, and $8,300 for the 2007-08 school year.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

B.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to award the three-year asbestos reinspection bid to ARM Industrial & Environmental in the amount of $1,975.00.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.             Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to award the school picture bids to Lifetouch National Studio, Inc. for the 2006-07 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

D.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to award to Loy Lawns by Design a three-year contract in the amounts of $21,450 for 2006; $22,850 for 2007; and $23,950 for 2008.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

E.         Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to approve the MARESA Budget Resolution.  Roll call vote 7 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

F.         Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the grant application for the Poet in Residence program through the Michigan Council of the Arts and Cultural Affairs.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

G.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to hold a Special Meeting, of the Board of Education, on Thursday, May 4, 2006, at 7:30 at the High School Library.  The purpose of the meeting is to review and award bids for renovation work at Lakeview School and discuss the Superintendent’s contract.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

H.      Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to award high school diplomas to the following individuals who have completed the Adult Education requirements through the Community Education Program:  Lewis L. Buckner, Randi N. Diggs, Robert David Illikainen, Michael David Kutchmarek, Kaitlyn Marie Nault, and Paul M. Tipton.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.        Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to approve offering vocational technical classes on a shared time basis between the west end school districts. Motion carried 7-0.

 

J.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the continuation of the cooperative agreement for the bowling, gymnastics and swimming programs with Ishpeming Public Schools. Also, the agreement for the hockey program with Ishpeming, Gwinn, Republic-Michigamme, and NICE through the 2007-08 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

K.      Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the 2006-07 school calendar as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

L.       Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to set Thursday, August 31, 2006, as the first day of school for the professional staff and Tuesday, September 5, 2006, for the students.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

M.      Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by M. Saari, to appoint Dan Skewis as the Middle School Principal, with a two-year contract and starting salary of $67,000.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

N.      Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the following teachers probationary and tenure status:

 

          Tenure:  Todd Backlund and Tracy Spaulding

          Fourth year:  Kyle Bell and Paul Collins

          Third year:  Jill Collins and Molly Kus

          Second year:  Karie Belanger, Sabina Etelamaki, Corrie LaCombe, Jeff Niemi, and Mike O’Donnell

 

          Motion carried 7-0.

 

O.      Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve 6 days of unpaid leave to Ernie Borlace, a Bus Driver, starting May 15th – May 22nd.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

P.         Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he had received a letter of retirement from Tom Russo, High School Teacher.  Also, the following employees have resigned from their Schedule B positions:  Kathy DelAngelo, Varsity Cheerleading Advisor and Andy Skews, Head Freshmen Football Coach.  No action necessary.

 

Q.         Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to move into closed session at

8:45 p.m. Roll call vote 7 ayes, 0 nays.  President Hintsala moved the Board back into open session at 10:06 p.m.

 

Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to rescind the motion of March 20, 2006, to increase the base salary of the Superintendent for the 2006-07 school year to $96,000.  The total compensation package for the Superintendent will be $121,008.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

159.   Public Comment - None

 

160.   Other Business – None

 

161.   Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to adjourn the meeting at 10:11 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

     ______________________________              ________________________________

               Dan Hintsala, President                                Virginia Paulson, Secretary