Negaunee Public Schools
September 16 , 2002
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 September 16, 2002, at the Lakeview School.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, George Kaiser, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson and Martin Saari.
Members Absent: None
James Derocher, Superintendent
Bob Bonetti, High School, Principal
Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal
Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal
Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator
Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Joe Brogan, Diane Faust, Nicole Gasper, Eva Kipper, Barb Powers, Jeff Powers, Jim Powers, Molly Taseris, Nick Taseris and Steve Taylor
36. The meeting was called to order by President Dan Hintsala at 7:00 p.m.
37. A quorum of the board was established.
38. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
39. Public Comment - None
40. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of August 19, 2002. Motion carried 7-0.
41. Motion by G. Kaiser, supported by M. Saari, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
42. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve payment of bills totaling $354,735.04. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Received the financial report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Lorraine Johnson.
43. A written report was received from the Community Education Director. Oral reports were given by Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal, Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator and Superintendent Derocher.
44. Correspondence - None
45. Old Business:
A. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to rescind the bakery bid awarded to Earth Grains Bakery and the dairy bid awarded to Jilbert Dairy at the August 19, 2002 meeting. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to award the following bids for the 2002-03 school year: The bakery bid to D.J.Õs Bakery, and the dairy bid to Jilberts Dairy. Motion carried 7-0.
C. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by G. Kaiser, to adopt the Refunding Resolution and proceed with the refunding process as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
46. New Business:
A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to move into closed session at 7:35 p.m. The Board returned to open session at 8:35 p.m.
Motion by A. Gischia, supported by M. Saari, to expel Jeff Powers for violation of Board Policy 5772. Jeff was expelled for 10 school days, under Board Policy 5610.01. He may apply for reinstatement anytime during the expulsion period. Motion carried 5 ayes and 2 nays.
B. The Board discussed board policy and a request from a student to graduate early. No action was taken at this time.
C. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to accept a bid in the amount of $45,000 for the sale of the Pineview School to Tim and Rita Laiho, with the stipulation that the building is not to be used as a charter school. Motion carried 7-0.
D. The Board discussed a request from the School Equity Caucus concerning possible litigation against the State of Michigan for infrastructure financing. No action taken at this time.
E. Superintendent Derocher presented the districtÕs MEAP results for the 2001-02 school year. No action necessary.
F. The Board received a copy of the ACT Report, which the Superintendent explained. No action necessary.
Derocher compared the fall enrollment for the 2001 and 2002 school years. No action necessary.
G. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to hire a senior level Industrial Arts student from Northern Michigan University. The candidate will work with Kevin Bell. Wages and employment will be based on language in the contract as defined for a long-term substitute teacher. This position is for 2 hours per day. Motion carried 7-0.
I. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the following Schedule B positions:
Head Gymnastics Coach, NHS, Eyre Becker
Head Volleyball Coach, NHS, Nicole Coduti
Middle School positions:
Athletic Director (1/4) Bob Trebilcock
Athletic Director (3/4) Dan Skewis
Cheerleading Kristen Rogers
Cross Country Gene Bertram
Forensics Billie Stedman
Forensics Tristan Palomaki
Girls Basketball 7 Nicole Gasper
Girls Basketball 8 Beth Blake
National Anthem Chorus Connie Lindblom
Student Council Suanne Trebilcock
Yearbook Dan Skewis
Noon Duty Michelle Lammi
Noon Duty Mark Churchill
Noon Duty Suanne Trebilcock
Motion carried 7-0.
J. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by G. Kaiser, to set the substitute pay rates as follows:
Teachers $55.00 per day
Bus drivers 9.00 per hour
Secretaries 7.00 per hour
Custodians 7.75 per hour
Aides 5.75 per hour
Motion carried 7-0.
K. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by V. Paulson, to approve hiring a part-time bus driver. Motion carried 7-0.
L. The SuperintendentÕs goals were discussed by the Board. No action taken.
47. Public Comment:
Nick and Molly Taseris discussed with the Board concerns they have with the expulsion and reinstatement process.
48. Other Business - None
49. Motion by M. Saari, supported by F. Collins, to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Dan Hintsala, President Fae Collins, Secretary