Negaunee Public Schools

July 21, 2003

 

 

Minutes of the Annual Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on July 21, 2003, at the Lakeview 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

Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator

Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

Others Present: None

 

1.         The meeting was called to order by Superintendent James Derocher at 7:00 p.m.

A. A quorum of the board was established.

 

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

 

3.         Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting and the Executive Session held June 23, 2003. Motion carried 7-0.

 

4.         Election of officers for 2002-03.

 

A.      Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, nominating Art Gischia for the Office of President. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, nominating Fae Collins for the Office of Vice President. Motion carried 7-0. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Fae Collins. Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.      Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, nominating Dave Rice for the Office of Secretary. Motion carried 7-0. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Dave Rice. Motion carried 7-0.

 

D.      Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, nominating Virginia Paulson for the Office of Treasurer. Motion carried 7-0. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, that the nominations be closed and unanimous ballot be cast for Virginia Paulson. Motion carried 7-0

 

5.         Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, that Board member salaries be set at $30 per meeting, with a maximum of 52 meetings per year, according to Board Policy #0152, to be paid on an annual basis. Motion carried 7-0.

 

6. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to appoint the Board members to various

committees listed below:

NEA

USWA

MESPA

Transportation

Fae Collins

Dan Hintsala       

Dave Rice

Virginia Paulson/Art Gischia

Marty Saari

O.T. Kemp

Dan Hintsala

Dave Rice

Fae Collins

Marty Saari

O.T. Kemp

Art Gischia

Reproductive Health

Citizens Advisory

Administrative

School Liaisons

Dave Rice

Virginia Paulson

Virginia Paulson

Fae Collins          

Dave Rice

Lakeview Virginia Paulson

Middle School O.T. Kemp

High School Art Gischia                                          

             Motion carried 7-0.

 

7.         Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, that the following financial institutions be named as official depositories for the Negaunee Public Schools: First National Bank of Negaunee, Superior Iron Range Community Credit Union, Wells Fargo Bank, Edward D. Jones, and the Michigan Liquid Asset Fund. Motion carried 7-0.

 

8.         Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, Superintendent James Derocher, was named as the authorized signature of accounts, with Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance, as a second signature of accounts. Motion carried 7-0.

 

9.         Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Hintsala, that regular Board meetings for the 2003-04 school year be held on the third Monday of the month. All meetings will be held at the High School with the exception of the August 18th meeting, which will be held at the Negaunee Middle School. Motion carried 7-0.

 

10.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to designate the Executive Secretary to post notices of the board meetings. Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to appoint the Administrative Aide for Finance to supervise elections. Motion carried 7-0.

 

12.       Public Comment - None

13.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

14.       Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.         Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $167,626.84. Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

15.       Administrative Reports:

 

A written report was received from Community Education. Oral reports were given by Paulette Patron, the Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher.

16. Correspondence -

            

             A letter of appreciation was received from Gail Mattson.

 

17.       Old Business

 

             A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to authorize the Superintendent to sign the purchase agreement to buy the football field property from the City of Negaunee. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.              The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed the M-Tec contract. The Board will revisit this item at the August meeting. No action taken.

 

             C. The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed the Gymnastics Program. No action taken.

 

18.       New Business:

 

A. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by F. Collins, to continue membership in the MASB and MASB Legal Fund for the 2003-04 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to continue membership in the School Equity Caucus for the 2003-04 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the contract with Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency to provide special education services for the 2003-04 school year. Motion carried 7-0.

D.     Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to increase the hot lunch ticket prices as follows:

Elementary: $1.55 for one, $7.75 for 5 tickets or 20 tickets for $28.00

          Secondary: $1.65 for one, $8.25 for 5 tickets or 20 tickets for $30.00

Adult: $2.55 per meal

 

E. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the following Schedule B positions:

Š              Varsity Football Paul Jacobson, Head Coach Mark Marana, Assistant Kevin Jacobson, Assistant

Š              JV Football Kevin Bell, Head Coach

Š              Boys/Girls Cross Country Lisa Bigalk, Head Coach

Š              JV Girls Basketball Tori Sager, Head Coach

 

Motion carried 7-0.

 

F. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he had accepted a letter of resignation from Tom Russo, Freshman Football Head Coach. Superintendent Derocher sent a letter of appreciation to Mr. Russo on behalf of the school district. No action necessary.

 

G. The Administrative Aide for Finance took the oath as the Election Administrator.

 

19. Public Coment - None

 

20. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. Motion

carried 7-0.

 

_______________________________             ________________________________

Art Gischia, President                                                     Dave Rice, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Meeting

July 28, 2003

 

Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on July 28, 2003, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. “Spike” Kemp, Virginia Paulson,

                                    Dave Rice and Martin Saari

 

Members Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

 

Others Present: Tim Mulvaney and Douglas Russell

 

21.       The meeting was called to order by President Art Gischia at 7:00 p.m.

 

22.       A quorum of the board was established.             

            

23.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda with the following change and additions: Item 26. was renamed New Business - A. Athletic Ticket Prices for 2003-04; B. Transportation Contract; C. Steelworkers’s Contract. Motion carried 7-0.

 

24.       Old Business:

             A. Tim Mulvaney and Douglas Russell presented materials and answered questions about the energy

conservation projects and contract.

 

                  Motion by O. Kemp, supported by F. Collins, to approve the participation in the revolving loan fund, and

to proceed with the energy renovations as presented by M-TEC. Also, to approve the execution of the

energy management contract with M-TEC/Energy 3. Motion carried 7-0.

 

25. Public Comment - None

 

26.       New Business:

             A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to set the athletic ticket prices as follows:

 

             Family                           $110                                           

             Couple                           90

             Adult                              50

             Student                          30

 

             Motion carried 7-0.

 

             B. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to approve the Transportation contract as presented. Motion

carried 7-0.

 

             C. Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the Steelworkers contact as presented. Motion

carried 7-0.

 

27.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

 

_______________________________ _____________________________

Art Gischia, President Dave Rice, Secretary