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
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
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
Martin Saari, President Fae Collins, Secretary