Negaunee Public Schools

June 29, 2009

 

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 29, 2009, at the

Lakeview Elementary School.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Dan Hintsala, Virginia Paulson, Cheryl Radloff, 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

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

99.      The public Budget Hearing was called to order by President Dave Rice at 6:30 p.m.

 

100.     The Budget Hearing was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.         

 

101.     The regular board meeting was called to order by President Dave Rice at 6:50 p.m.

           

102.     A quorum of the board was established.

 

103.     Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the agenda as presented 7-0.

 

104.     Public Comment - None

 

105.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by, F. Collins to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on May 18, 2009, and the Special Meeting held on June 11, 2009. Motion carried 7-0.

 

106.     Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

107.     Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

            A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve payment of bills totaling

            $481,606.95. Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

      Johnson.

 

108.     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, and James Derocher, Superintendent.

                                                                       

109.     Correspondence - None

 

110.     Old Business:

 

            President Rice stated he had received goals for the Superintendent, from one Board    member and requested input from other members.

 

111.     New Business:

 

A. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to approve the amended 2008-09 Budgets:

 

      General Fund Budget as follows: Anticipated revenues totaling $12,417,589 and anticipated expenditures of $12,770,765.

 

      Athletic Fund Budget as follows: Anticipated revenues totaling $399,719 and anticipated expenditures of $399,719.

 

School Lunch Budget as follows: Anticipated revenues totaling $486,789 and anticipated expenditures of $506,610.

 

Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.

 

B.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by C. Radloff, to adopt the following 2009-10 budgets for:

 

    General Fund Budget as follows: Forecast revenues totaling $12,103,628 and      expenditures projection of $12,103,628.

 

Athletic Fund Budget as follows: Forecast revenues totaling $372,575 and expenditures projection of $372,575.

 

School Lunch Budget as follows: Forecast revenues totaling $518,499 and expenditures projection of $518,499.

 

Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.

 

          C. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Hintsala, to adopt the Resolution to Borrow                                       in the amount of $1,700,000. Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.

 

          D.  Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by M. Saari, to set the 2009 tax rates as follows:                                         Non-Homestead 17.2316 mills, 2006 Bond Debt .47 mills, Sinking Fund 1.9810                                          mills, 2006 Bond Debt 1.13 and Headlee Override Non-Homestead .7684 mills. Roll                             call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays. Motion carried.

 

E.   The Board received and reviewed the first reading on the following Board policy updates:2623, 3430.01,4120, 4430.01, 5460, 6144, 7217, 7540.05, 8310, 8330, and 8470. No action necessary at this time.

 

          F.   Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to approve the continued membership in the Michigan High School Athletic Association, (MHSAA.) Roll call vote 7 ayes and 0 nays.

 

 

          G.  Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to accept the bids for the sale of the following vehicles:

 

                                              2000 Chevy Lumina in the amount of $1,600 to Mark Marana

                                              1992 GMC Van in the amount of $501.02 to Mel Joslin

 

                Motion carried 7-0.                       

 

          H.  Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by C. Radloff, to adopt Lakeview, Middle School and High School Student Handbook changes as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by C. Radloff, to approve setting the drivers education fees for the 2009-10 school year as follows: Segment I $325 and Segment II $50. Motion carried 7-0.

 

J.    Motion by C. Radloff, supported by M. Saari, to set the hot lunch prices for the 2009-     10 school year as follows and eliminate the 20 meal ticket at all schools:

 

Elementary: $1.90 for one, $9.50 for 5 tickets and $.80 for breakfast tickets

 

Secondary: $2.15 for one, $10.75 for 5 tickets and $1.00 for breakfast tickets

 

Adult:        $3.25 per meal

                 

Motion carried 7-0.

 

            K.  Motion by M. Saari, supported by M. Renaldi, to set the athletic Pay to Participate                                    fee to $100.00 per student-athlete, per sport at the Negaunee High School;                                               $50.00 for football and cross country and $60.00 for all other sports at the                                              Negaunee Middle School with a $400.00 family cap. The Season Sports                                                Passes would also increase as follows: Family Pass $175.00, Couple                                                  $150.00, Single Adult $ 95.00, and Student $70.00. This motion                                                 should also state that any amounts charged by our self-funding athletic teams                         will not count toward the family cap.

 

                  Board member Saari asked if all teams could sell the Miner cards. Mr. Bonetti                              explained that the number of cards sold are limited in order to protect the merchants                              from being overwhelmed.

 

                  Motion carried 7-0.

           

            L. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that he had received a resignation letter                               from Andy Skewis, Varsity Wrestling Coach, and a letter of appreciation was sent to                           Mr. Skewis. No further necessary.

 

            M.  Superintendent Derocher shared with the Board letters of retirement he had received                                from Gerry Anderson, Jane Anderson, Sue Scott and Shirley Turino. Superintendent                                     Derocher also included his response of appreciation to the retirees. No action                                    necessary.

 

             N.     Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to recall from layoff the following teachers: Katie Korpi will continue as a Young 5’s teacher, Barbara Savolainen will continue as the art teacher at Lakeview; Jodi Johnson be appointed as a third grade teacher; Cindy Kendal be appointed to a second grade teacher; and Michelle Anderson be appointed to the 3 hours specials teacher. At this point in time there is still a need for an one-hour special teacher at Lakeview.

 

                      The following teachers will also be transferred: Jill Hamlin from middle school science to high school science; Shelly Stetson from high school science to a 5th grade teaching position; Paul Jacobson from middle school part-time physical education to middle school part-time science. Mr. Jacobson will also continue as the part-time middle school assistant principal.

 

                      Motion carried 7-0.

 

             O.     Superintendent Derocher explained that due to the decline of special needs students in the district, the need for instructional aide time is also declining. Therefore, instructional aide lay-offs are necessary. Superintendent Derocher stated that the three aides Nana Pirhonen, Heidi Lenten and Marcia Jarvi were notified, per contact language, and given the opportunity to “bump” into instructional aide position for which they are the most senior and qualified. Superintendent Derocher said he had been informed that Ms. Pirhonen would not be returning for the 2009-10 school year. Ms. Pirhonen indicated that she was returning to school to continue her education. Coleen Allen, Union President, was in attendance at this Board meeting and confirmed this statement. No action necessary until the bumping process has been completed.

 

             P.      Action on this agenda item was taken in item N above.  

 

          Q.                    Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the following fall Schedule B positions:

 

                                   Marcia Paquette                       Flag Corp Director

                                    Connie Heinlein           High School Bowl

                                    Connie Heinlein           High School Forensics

                                    Connie Heinlein           High School Student Council

                                    Andy Skewis                Class Advisory – 9th Grade

                                    Todd Backlund                        Class Advisory - 10th Grade

                                    Kathy Alexander          Class Advisory – 11th Grade

                                    Marius Grazulis                        Class Advisory –12th Grade

                                    Will be appointed at a later date-Summer Music Advisor/ Director

                                    Will be appointed at a later date - Athletic Games

                                    Kathy Alexander          Pioneer

                                    Helen Grossman           National Honor Society

                                    Catherine Moilanen      Concert Orchestra

                                    Connie Lindblom         Special Group Vocal 7-12

                                    Dan Skewis                  Middle School Athletic Director ¼

                                    Paul Jacobson              Middle School Athletic Director

            Abby Standerford        Middle School Forensics

Tristan Palomaki          Middle School Forensics

Kathy Gischia              Middle Yearbook

Michelle Lammi           Noon Duty      

Mark Churchill                        Noon Duty

Suanne Trebilcock       Noon Duty

Pam Jacobson              Middle School Student Council

                       

Motion carried 7-0.

 

     R. The Administrative Committee proposed a pay increase for non-union staff. Board        members expressed concerns about this item. However, it was noted that the pay increase             was included in the budget as it was a lower priority item on the budget reduction list and     thus, was included in the 2009-10 budget.

 

            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve a 2% salary increase for non-            union staff. Motion carried 6-1.

 

112. Public Comment:

 

         Mark Churchill, a middle school teacher, said he appreciated what the Board and                                      Superintendent Derocher have done to save jobs.

 

113. Other Business - None

 

114. President Rice adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

           

______________________________                                    ________________________________

                        Dave Rice, President                         Fae Collins, Secretary