Negaunee Public Schools

May 19, 2003

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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 May 19, 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

Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal

Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal

Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

Others Present:  Elissa Beacco, Michael Beacco, Wendy Beacco, Eyre Becker, Greg Casperson, Diane Faust, Patty Gagnon, Jill Helgren, Kevin Koch, Alyse Lane, Diana Lane,Samantha Lane, Gloria Jansen and Ray Jansen.

                         

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

 

185.    A quorum of the board was established.

 

186.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda with the following addition:  194. New Business, L. Staff Retirement.  Motion carried  7-0. 

 

187.    Public Comment:

Kevin Koch, a parent and the school district’s attorney, addressed the Board concerning the possible discontinuation of the Gymnastics Program.

        

Eyre Becker, Negaunee High School Gymnastics Coach, mentioned the idea of possible fundraising programs to help finance the Gymnastics Program.

          

Wendy Beacco, a parent, discussed her daughter’s experiences with the Gymnastics Program.

 

Jill Helgren, a parent, expressed concerns she had with the elimination of the Gymnastics Program.

       

Mike Beacco, a parent,  commented that with a newer coach more girls may participate next year in the Gymnastics Program.

 

President Hintsala presented Kevin Bell and Sean O’Donnell with an award from the Michigan Association of School Boards and an Award of Excellence from the Negaunee Public Schools for their cooperative building project between the High School and  Lakeview Elementary School.  No action necessary.

 

188.      Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the following minutes as presented: April 29, 2003, Regular Board Meeting April 29, 2003, Executive SessionMotion carried 7-0.

 

189.      Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.          

 

190.    Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to approve payment of bills totaling $166,540.20.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

191.  Written reports were received from the, Community Education Director, Health Coordinator and High School Assistant Principal.  Oral reports were given by Bob Bonetti, High School Principal,  Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal, and Superintendent Derocher. 

 

192.    Correspondence - None

      

193.    Old Business:

A.      Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt the second reading of the following Board Policies:  2260, 3122, 4122, 4162, 4170, 5330, 8431, and 8453. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to postpone a decision concerning the the elimination of the Gymnastics Program. Motion carried 7-0.

 

194.    New Business:

H.      A.   Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the awarding of diplomas pending completion of all requirements per Board Policy.    Bob Bonetti, High School Principal submitted a list of 102 students.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.       Motion by A. Gischia, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the resolution requesting an exemption from P.A. 116 Licensure/Approval for the operation of a Before and After School Program, located in a school building.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.      Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to approve participation in Section 105, Schools of Choice program for the 2003-04 school year.  The administration will list the available openings at each grade level.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

D.      Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp,  to approve the Resolution to Appoint the Election Inspectors as follows:  City of Negaunee-Patricia Hill, Chairperson, Darla Dompierre, Corinne Valella, and Mary Weldum.  Negaunee Township-Jeanettte Manty, Chairperson, Ruth Vallier, and Martha Hintsala.  Richmond Township-Jean Ayotte, Chairperson, Patricia Korpi, and Grace Hietila.  Motion carried 7-0.

                       

E.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by F. Collins, to appoint V. Paulson as the Negaunee Public Schools representative at the MARESA budget hearing on May 28th and the election meeting on June 2, 2003.  Motion carried 7-0.    

 

F.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to schedule the following meeting dates:The Annual Budget Hearing meeting will be held on June 23rd beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Re-organizational meeting will be held on July 21st starting at 7:00 p.m.  Motion  carried 7-0.

         

H.      Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to change the date of the Regular Board meeting of June 16th to June 23rd.  This meeting will be held after the Annual Budget Hearing, which will start at 6:30 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the 2003-2005 Technology Plan.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.  Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the participation of all employees in the “Special Pay Plan.”   Motion carried 7-0.

 

J.        Motion by M. Saari, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the following teacher layoffs: Paul Collins and Dean Norden and to reduce the teaching position held by Mary Jo Kytta  to part-time.  Motion carried 7-0.                                                                                                           

 

K.      Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve support staff layoffs as needed to balance the budget.  Motion carried 7-0.   

 

L.       Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that Gail Mattson, an Instructional Aide, has submitted a letter of retirement.  No action necessary.           

               

195.    Public Comment - None

 

196.    Other Business - None 

         

197.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by F. Collins, to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

         

 

______________________________                     ________________________________

         Dan Hintsala, President                                            Fae Collins, Secretary