Negaunee Public Schools

May 16, 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 May 16, 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, and Martin Saari

                                  

Member Absent:    Dave Rice

 

Administrators Present:

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

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

Others Present:   Lori Bell, Beth Collins, Kathy Coonen, Sabrina Elledge,  Diane Faust,  

Patty Gagnon, Kevin Jacobson, Paul Jacobson, Amy Mackey, Ami Klein, Mike Klein,  and Kathy O’Donnell

 

175.     The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 7:00 p.m.

   

176.     A quorum of the board was established.        

 

177.     Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

178.     Public Comment:

 

The following individuals, Beth Collins and Kathy Coonen, voiced concerns over class sizes in the upper elementary levels.  They also made suggestions on different ways to use the building space at Lakeview. Beth Collins suggested that the Board eliminate the Schools of Choice in order to allow for smaller class sizes.

 

Fran Daggett spoke to the Board concerning reinstatement of the Young 5’s program.

 

179.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the minutes of the

Regular Board Meeting held on April 25th, and the Special Meeting and closed session held on May 4, 2005.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

180.     Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

181.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.        Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the payment of bills totaling $415,310.96.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

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

 

182.     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. 

 

183.     Correspondence - None

 

184.     Old Business:

 

Motion by  D. Hintsala, supported by V. Paulson, to adopt the following new/revised Board Policy numbers: 0142.5, 0167.2, 0167.3, 0168.1, 0169.1, 0169.2, 3430.01, 4430.01, 5540, 5610.01, 6423, 6680 and 9800 as presented.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

185.     New Business:

 

A.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the resolution supporting the Marquette-Alger Regional Education Service Agency (MARESA) Budget for 2005-06.  Roll call vote ayes 6 - nays 0.

 

B.        Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the resolution on the MARESA Election Meeting.  The Board also authorized Martin Renaldi to vote for Paula Saari as a representative of MARESA.  Roll call vote ayes 6 – nays 0.

 

C.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by M. Saari, to pass the resolution affirming that the Latch Key Program, at Lakeview Elementary School, is in compliance as required by Public Act 116 of 1973 as amended. Roll call vote 6 ayes – 0 nays.                   

 

D.            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the resolution for the district to participation in Section 105 Schools of Choice program for the 2005-06 school year.  The administration will list publicly the available openings of each grade level.  Roll call vote 6 ayes – 0 nays.

 

E.             Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Hintsala, to schedule the Annual Budget Hearing meeting which will be held on June 20th,  beginning at

6:30 p.m. the Regular Board Meeting will follow.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

F.         Superintendent Derocher informed the Board of the official election results, which indicated Virginia Paulson and Martin Renaldi both receiving 88 votes to win the election.  No action necessary.

 

G.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to award the districts’ school picture bids to Lifetouch National Studio per their bid.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

H.              Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that Vineta Miller was chosen to receive the 2005 Safe and Drug Free Schools Award of Excellence.  No action necessary.

 

            I.          Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the awarding of diplomas pending completion of all requirements per Board Policy.    Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, submitted a list of 99 students.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

J.          Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to continue with the same Drivers Education fees for the 2005-06 school year as last school year:  Segment I  -  $225 and Segment II  -  $50.  Motion

                        carried 6-0.

 

K.        Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he had received letters of retirement from the following staff members:  Dave Hytinen,  Vineta Miller, Kate Peterson, and Kathy Sundine. No action necessary.

 

L.        Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to hire Lisa Etelamki for a one and one-half hour position in the Food Service Department.  Motion carried 6-0.   

 

M.       Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed various retirements and changes within the district and the addition of new teaching staff.

 

Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by V. Paulson, to hire additional  teaching staff for a total FTE of 1.5.  Motion carried 6-0. 

 

N.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the following Schedule B appointments:

 

Varsity Football:         Paul Jacobson             Head Coach

                                                             Kevin Jacobson           Assistant Coach

                                                             Mark Marana              Assistant Coach

 

JV Football:                Kevin Bell                   Head Coach

                                                             Kyle Bell                     Assistant Coach

 

Freshmen Football:     Andy Skewis              Head Coach

                                                             Jeff Niemi                   Assistant Coach

 

Girls Basketball:          Gregg Nelson              Head Coach

                                                             Tori Sager                   JV Coach

                                                             Byron Nelson              Freshman                                                                     Beth Holmgren            8th Grade

 

Girls Tennis                Greg Casperson          Head Coach

                                                             Kyle Saari                   Assistant Coach

 

Cheerleading               Kathy DelAngelo        Head Coach

                                                             Amy Pringle                Assistant Coach

                                                             Ashley Nault               Volunteer

 

Cross Country             Lisa Bigalk                  Head Coach

 

Middle School Cheer    Shannon Derocher

                                                             Jodi Mattson

Motion carried 6-0.

 

186.       Public Comment:

 

The Board and various parents discussed enrollment and the class size concerns along with special education programs and building use.

 

187.       Other Business – None

 

188.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 p.m.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

 

 

   ______________________________              ________________________________

               Fae Collins, President                                              Marty Saari, Secretary