Negaunee Public Schools
August 21, 2006
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 21, 2006, at the Negaunee Middle 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
Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
22. The meeting was called to order by President Martin Saari at 7:00 p.m.
23. A quorum of the board was established.
24. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the agenda with the following additional item: New Business L. Lakeview Roof. Motion carried 7-0.
25. Public Comment - None
26. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting held on July 19, 2006. Motion carried 7-0.
27. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Renaldi, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
28. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to approve payment of bills totaling $396,266.54. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
29. A written report was received from the Community Education Director. Oral reports were received from Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal and Superintendent Derocher.
30. Correspondence - None
31. Old Business - None
32. New Business:
A. Steve Anderson, a parent and girlÕs fast pitch softball coach, addressed the Board seeking to form an interscholastic self-funded girlsÕs softball program at the Negaunee High School. The Board advised the Superintendent to meet with representatives of this group and report back to them. No action taken at this time.
B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the bid from Tennis Courts Unlimited for the resurfacing of the school districtÕs seven tennis courts in the amount of $24,500. Motion carried 7-0.
C. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to award the following bids for the 2006-07 school year. The dairy bid to Morning Glory and the bakery bid to Sara Lee Bakery. Motion carried 7-0.
D. The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed sending a member of the Board to the MASB Fall Leadership Conference. No action taken.
E. Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Hintsala, to appoint Wolgast Corporation for the purpose of acting as the school districtÕs construction manager for the proposed bond projects should the voters of the school district approve these projects. Motion carried 7-0.
F. Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the formation of an Election Committee, which will consist of various members of the community. This Committee will be a separate entity from the school district and will be instrumental in the education of the community on the bond proposal. No action necessary.
G. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the resolution calling for a special election to approve a bonding proposal of $6,150,000 to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Roll call vote7 ayes, 0 nays. Motion carried.
H. Superintendent Derocher reviewed the ACT results for the class of 2006. No action necessary.
I. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the request for unpaid leave to Coleen Allen, an Instructional Aide. Motion carried 7-0.
J. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the following Schedule B positions:
Kathy Gischia Middle School Yearbook
Kathy Gischia Detention
Tristan Palomaki Middle School Forensics
Abby Standerford Middle School Forensics
Suanne Trebilcock Student Council
Suanne Trebilcock Noon Duty
Michelle Lammi Noon Duty
Mark Churchill Noon Duty
Jesse Rosten Middle School GirlÕs Basketball Coach
Luke Cody Middle School Asst. Football Coach
Bill Ellerbruch Middle School Cross County Coach
Steve LaJoie Freshman Football Volunteer Coach
Ryan Zanetti Freshman Football Volunteer Coach
Connie Lindblom National Anthem Chorus (High School)
Motion carried 7-0.
K. The Board discussed goals for the Superintendent. Dan Hintsala discussed the issues associated with what makes an effective school district and stated these topics should be included with any goals for the Superintendent. No action necessary.
L. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to accept the bid from Bell Roofing in the amount of $25,568 for the roofing project on the lobby/boiler room at Lakeview Elementary. Motion carried 7-0.
32. Public Comment – None
34. Other Business - None
35. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at
Martin Saari, President Fae E. Collins, Secretary