Negaunee Public Schools

                                                                                                         June 18, 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 June 18, 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, Principal, Negaunee High School

Dan Skewis, Principal, Negaunee Middle School

Joe Meyskens, Interim Principal, Lakeview Elementary School

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

168.     The public Budget Hearing was called to order by President Martin Saari at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Terry Garceau, Negaunee Booster Club representative, addressed the Board in order to support the continuation of the Gymnastics Program.

 

Regina Berg, a parent, also spoke supporting the Gymnastics Program.

 

Emma Althouse, Marquette Senior High School gymnast, briefly mentioned the health benefits of exercise.

 

169.     Motion by D. Rice, supported by F. Collins, to adjourn the Budget Hearing at 6:59 p.m.        

 

170.     The regular board meeting was called to order by President Martin Saari at 7:03 p.m.

           

171.     A quorum of the board was established.

 

172.     Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

173.     Public Comment – None

 

174.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting, special meeting, and closed session held on May 21, 2007.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

175.     Motion by D. Rice, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

176.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

            A.  Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve payment of bills totaling   

                  $662,725.17.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

                 Johnson.

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

 

            President Saari would like to receive a monthly update from Wolgast on the Lakeview School construction project.

                                                           

178.     Correspondence - None

                   

179.     Old Business:

Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to adopt the following new/revised Board Policy numbers: 2431, 2623, 3121/4121, 3362/4362, 5460, 5517, 5517.01, and 5630.01 as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

180.     New Business:

A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the amended 2006-07 General Fund Budget as follows:  Revenues totaling $12,208,806 and anticipated expenditures of $12,508,021. Motion carried 7-0.

     

B.   Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to adopt the 2007-08 General Fund Budget as follows:  Forecast revenues totaling $11,715,536 and expenditures projected of $11,715,419.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

          C.   Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to adopt the Resolution to Borrow in                    

                the amount of $1,160,000.  Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays.  Motion carried.

     

          D.  Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to set the 2007 tax rates as follows: Non-Homestead at 17.4071 mills, Debt 1.23 mills, Sinking Fund 2.1684 mills, Headlee Override Non-Homestead .5929 mills, and Retirement Debt .7200.  Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays.  Motion carried.

 

          E.   Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the continued membership in the Michigan High School Athletic Association, (MHSAA.) Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays.   Motion carried 7-0.

 

          F.   Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Hintsala, to adopt the High School and Middle School Student Handbook changes as presented.  The Student Handbook changes for Lakeview School will be presented at a later date.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

G.  Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to hire the following individuals:

                     Food Service Personnel-Preparation                    Becky Kuliu

                     Food Service Personnel-Kitchen Worker             Janice Reichel

                     Special Services Secretary                                               Constance Kontio

                     HS Counseling Secretary                                     Kathy Delangelo

                     Bus Driver                                                          Michael Wickstrom

                     Bus Driver                                                          Jeff Gendron

                     Bus Driver                                                          Michael Frustaglio

                     Bus Driver                                                          Marvin “Ed” Hagan

                     Special Programs Secretary                                 Constance Kontio

Motion carried 7-0.

 

            H.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to recall the following employees:

                       

Corrie LaCombe as a full-time First Grade Teacher

Sabina Carlson as a full-time Third Grade Teacher

            Bethany Nelson as a part-time Specials Teacher

Jodi Johnson as a part-time Specials Teacher

                                  Motion carried 7-0.

 

          I.                      Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he had received two letters of retirement from Jan Koehs, a Middle School Teacher, and Karen Bradd, a High School Teacher.  Karen will retire after the first semester of the 2007-08 school year.  No action necessary.

 

          J.          Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the following Fall Schedule B positions:

 

                                    Marcia Paquette                        Flag Corp Director

                                    Connie Heinlein           High School Bowl

                                    Connie Heinlein           Forensics

                                    Connie Heinlein           High School Student Council

                                    Kevin Jacobson                        Class Advisory – 9th Grade

                                    Todd Backlund                        Class Advisory  - 10th Grade

                                    Kathy Alexander          Class Advisory – 11th Grade

                                    Marius Grazulis                        Class Advisory –12th Grade

                                    Gerald Anderson          Summer Music Advisor/ Director

                                    Gerald Anderson          Athletic Games

                                    Kathy Alexander          Pioneer

                                    Helen Grossman           National Honor Society

                                    Mark Setterlind                        Concert Orchestra

                                    Connie Lindblom         Special Group Vocal 7-12

            Motion carried 7-0.

               

181.  Public Comment:

 

Rick Carlson, Negaunee Booster Club representative, updated the Board on the construction at the football field complex and the Marquette County Health Department requirements for this project.

 

Regina Berg, parent, questioned the policy on dual sports enrollment for students.  Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, explained why the policy is in place. 

 

Superintendent Derocher explained the MHSAA position on the difference between  competitive cheer and sidelines cheering.

 

182.  Other Business – None

 

183.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to adjourn the meeting at 8:53 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

           

Martin Saari, President                                                Fae Collins, Secretary

 
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