Negaunee Public Schools
August 15, 2005
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 August 15, 2005, at the Negaunee Middle School Library.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,
Martin Renaldi, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari
Member Absent: Dan Hintsala
James Derocher, Superintendent
Bob Bonetti, High School Principal
Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal
Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Dave Faust, Diane Faust, and Paul Jacobson
22. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Marty Saari at 7:00 p.m.
23. A quorum of the board was established.
24. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
25. Public Comment - None
26. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting held on July 18, 2005. The Executive Session minutes, from the July 18, 2005 meeting, were also approved with the following change: Members Present should have included Osmond T. Kemp. Motion carried 6-0.
27. Consent Items - None
28. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve payment of bills totaling $385,227.65. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
29. Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher.
Beth Holmgren submitted a letter of resignation from the Eighth Grade GirlsÕ Basketball Coaching position. No action necessary.
31. Old Business - None
32. New Business:
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to vote for Brad Baltensperger as a member of the MASB Board of Directors. Motion carried 6-0.
B. The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed sending a member of the Board to the MASB Fall Leadership Conference. No action taken.
C. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to adopt the Latch Key Program Resolution. This Resolution will affirm that the district is compliant with all required policy statements as required by Public Act 116 of 1973 as amended. Motion carried 6-0.
D. Motion by D. Rice, supported by V. Paulson, to purchase a 2001 Ford F250 4 x 4 Ford truck with a Boss plow in the amount of $12,500 from Superior Auto Sales. Motion carried 6-0.
E. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to award the following bids for the 2005-06 school year. The dairy bid to JilbertÕs Dairy, Inc. and the bakery bid to D.J.Õs Bakery. Motion carried 6-0.
F. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to ratify the labor agreement with the Negaunee Michigan Education Support Personnel Association as follows: The contract is for July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2008, with a 3% increase in wages for all unit members in each year of the contract. In addition, the group has agreed to switch to MESSA Choices II Health Insurance. The unit members will also receive a $50 annuity increase in each year of the contract. Motion carried 6-0.
G. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to appoint Lori Bell to the
position of Administrative Assistant at Lakeview School. Lori will receive an additional $1,000 stipend. Motion carried 6-0.
H. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the following Schedule B positions:
Dick Koski Volunteer Football Coach
Greg Lummakka Volunteer Football Coach
Mike OÕDonnell Volunteer Football Coach
Bobbi Ayotte GirlsÕ Seventh Grade Basketball Coach
*Kyle Lander Junior High Football Coach
*Kyle Heikkila Junior High Football Coach
*Chris Lajoie Junior High Football Coach
*Jesse Jezek Junior High Football Coach
Mike OÕDonnell BoysÕ Head Coach Varsity Basketball
*Alloted salary for this position will be split between these individuals.
Motion carried 6-0.
I. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the administrative contracts as recommended by the Administrative Committee. Motion carried 6-0.
J. The Board discussed goals for the Superintendent. No action necessary.
K. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to move into Executive
Session at 7:48 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.
The Board reconvened into open session at 8:25 p.m.
32. Public Comment – None
34. Other Business - None
35. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson to adjourn the meeting at
Dan Hintsala, President Virginia Paulson, Secretary