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


Administrators Present:

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

  9:10 p.m.


_______________________________          ________________________________

         Martin Saari, President                                         Fae E. Collins, Secretary