Negaunee Public Schools

July 13, 2004

 

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 13, 2004, 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

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Mark Marana, High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

 

Others Present: Bob Ellis, Ruth Ellis, Maryann Nordequist, Diane Faust, Dave Faust, Dean Ellis, Bryan Nelson, Tina Nelson, Kathy DellAngelo, Dennis DellAngelo, Betty Nelson, Connie Scanlon, Whitney Dompierre, Ashley Moore, Anna Dompierre, Tiffany Sirtola, Jenny Rauch, Nicole Lenten, Bryanna Black, Ally Tincknell, Duane F. Sirtola, Gary Price, Cindy Sirtola, Adele Price, Linda K. Rosten, Dave P. Dompierre, Tina Prusi, Linda G. Dompierre, Scott Etelamaki, Lisa Etelamaki, Janice Tarnutyen-Moore, Ann Joke, Michael Murray, Glen Nelson, and Gregg Nelson.

 

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

 

2.         A quorum of the board was established.         

           

3.         Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to approve the agenda with the following addition:  Item 5. New Business - C.  Sinking Fund.  Motion carried

             7-0. 

 

4.         Public Comment:

 

            The following individuals addressed the Board and supported Gregg Nelson as the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach:  Bob Ellis, Kathy DellAngelo, Dave Faust, Tina Prusi, Dennis DellAngelo, Dave Dompierre, Bryan Nelson, Cindy Sirtola, and Scott Etelamaki.

 

5.         New Business:

            A.  Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to appoint Gregg Nelson as the                        Girls Varsity Basketball Coach.  Motion carried 4-3.

 

B.  Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to appoint Christine Pascoe as

      the district representative on the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational

      Service Agency Parent Advisory Committee.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.   President Gischia appointed the following Board members to the Sinking

       Fund Committee:  Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, and Dave Rice.  No 

        action necessary.

 

6.         Public Comment:

 

            Dave Dompierre, Tina Prusi, and Linda Dompierre thanked the Board for their decision concerning the Girls Varsity Basketball Coaching position.

 

            Dean Ellis, supported Gregg Nelson and he also commented on the length of the golf season.  He feels that too much school is being missed.

 

            Gregg Nelson, made comments and supported the administration.

 

            Bryan Nelson, commented that standards need to be set concerning language.

 

7.         Other Business – None

 

8.         Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m. 

            Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

                                                

_______________________________                     _____________________________

         Art Gischia, President                                                   Dave Rice, Secretary

 

   

 

 

Negaunee Public Schools

July 19, 2004

 

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 19, 2004, at the Negaunee High 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

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

Others Present:  None

 

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

A.        A quorum of the board was established.

 

10.       Motion by D. Rice, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda with the following changes:  Addition under 27.  New Business-L.  Review of Lakeview School Handbook and postpone item 27. New Business-A. Student Discipline.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

11.       Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 21st  and the Special Meeting on July 13, 2004.  Motion carried 7-0.                      

 

12.       Election of officers for 2004-05:

 

A.       Motion by A. Gischia, supported by M. Saari, nominating Fae Collins for the Office of President.  Motion carried 7-0. Motion by D. Hintsala,  supported by A. Gischia, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Fae Collins.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.       Motion by A. Gischia, supported by V. Paulson, nominating Osmond T. Kemp for the Office of Vice President.  Motion carried 7-0.  Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Osmond T. Kemp.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, nominating Marty Saari for the Office of Secretary.  Motion carried 7-0.  Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Marty Saari.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

D.        Motion by A. Gischia,  supported by O. Kemp, nominating Dave Rice for the Office of Treasurer.  Motion carried 7-0.  Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Dave Rice.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

13.       Motion by O. Kemp, 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.

 

14.       President Collins appointed  the Board members to various committees listed below:                                                     

 

            NEA                          USWA                            MESPA           Transportation

            Fae Collins      Virginia Paulson/Art Gischia   Dan Hintsala   Marty Saari

            Dan Hintsala   Marty Saari                             Dave Rice        O.T. Kemp

            Dave Rice        O.T. Kemp                              Fae Collins      Art Gischia

 

 

            Reproductive Health                  Citizens Advisory                 Administrative

                    Dave Rice                              Virginia Paulson                     Virginia Paulson     

                                                                                                                  Fae Collins

                                                                                                                  Dave Rice

                     School Liaisons

Lakeview                     Virginia Paulson                                 

Middle School             O.T. Kemp

            High School                Art Gischia                 

 

         Motion carried 7-0.

 

15.       Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Hintsala, 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, and the Michigan Liquid Asset Fund.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

16.       Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, Superintendent James Derocher, was named as the authorized signature of accounts, with Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance, as a second signature of accounts.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

17.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to appoint Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance, as the Electronic Transfer Officer, with Superintendent Derocher as a second Officer.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

18.       Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, that regular Board meetings for the 2004-05 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 16th meeting, which will be held at the Negaunee Middle School and the September 20th meeting to be held at Lakeview Elementary School.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

19.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by A. Gischia, to designate the Executive Secretary to post notices of the board meetings.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

20.       Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Hintsala, to appoint the Administrative Aide for Finance to supervise elections.  Motion carried 7-0.

                                                                                               

21.       Public Comment – None

 

22.       Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by V. Paulson,  to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

                                                  

23.       Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.        Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $244,273.33.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

24.       A written report was received from Community Education.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

25.       Correspondence – None

           

26.       Old Business

 

A.          Motion V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp,  to adopt the following new and

revised  Board Policies:  0167.3, 3430.01, 4430.01, 5610.01, and 9800.

Motion carried 7-0. 

 

27.       New Business:

 

A.             Student Discipline Hearing – Postponed

 

B.        Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Rice, to continue membership in the MASB and MASB Legal Fund.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the continued membership in the School Equity Caucus for the 2004-05 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

D.            Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the contract with Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency to provide special education services for the 2004-05 school year.  Motion

carried 7-0.    

 

E.         Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to grant the Superintendent permission to enter into an installment purchase agreement with a lending institution for the purchase of two 2005 school buses in the amount of $114,526.00 over a 60 month period.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

F.         Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt the $150,000.00 Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Notes in Anticipation of Capital Improvement Taxes.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

At this juncture, Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the various repair projects and the order of priority for these projects.

     

G.        The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed a request from Alger Marquette Community Action Board for a possible donation of $10,000.00 for their building expansion project.  No action necessary.

 

H.            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the administration of a student survey by the Marquette-Alger Youth Foundation to the following grade levels:  Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, and Twelve.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

I.               This item was addressed in number 20 above.

 

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

 

Tori Sager as the Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

And Bryan Nelson as the Girls Freshman Coach for the 2004-05 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

K.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the hiring of a part-time secretary at the Middle School for the 2004-05 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

L.         Motion by A. Gischia, supported by M. Saari, to approve the updates to            the Lakeview Student Handbook as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

28.       Public Comment – None

 

29.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

           

 

 

 

 

_______________________________          ________________________________

Fae Collins, President                                        Marty Saari, Secretary