Negaunee Public Schools

September 15, 2003

 

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 15, 2003, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

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

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: Lori Bell, Greg Casperson, Diane Faust and Vickie Leathers-Paupore

 

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

 

43.       A quorum of the board was established.

 

44.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to approve the agenda with the insertion of the following items:

 

New Business, 52. A. Field Trip Request Submitted by High School Band

Director, Gerry Anderson, requesting to take the High School Symphonic

Band on a Trip to New York City.

 

New Business, 52. F. Schedule B Appointments Additional Middle School Appointments.

           Motion carried 7-0.

 

45.       Public Comment - None

 

46.       Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the

Regular meeting held on August 18, 2003. Motion carried 7-0.

 

47.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the Consent Items as presented.

 

48.       Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

A.        Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to approve payment of bills totaling $226,553.06. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.        Received the Financial report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Lorraine Johnson.

 

49.       Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Ron Saari, Lakeview School Principal, Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator and Superintendent Derocher.

 

50.       Correspondence - None

           

51.       Old Business:

 

The Superintendent asked the Board if any of the members were interested in representing the school district at the MASB Fall Conference in Detroit. No action necessary.

52.       New Business:

 

A.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the field trip request made by Vickie Leathers-Paupore, High School Spanish Teacher, to take students on a trip to Mexico or Costa Rica. Motion carried 7-0.

 

            Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the field trip request made by Gerry Anderson, High School Music Teacher, to take the Symphonic Band members in grades 11 and 12 to New York City. Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.        Superintendent Derocher discussed the preliminary student enrollment for the 2003-04 school year. No action necessary.

 

C.        Superintendent Derocher discussed the 2002-03 ACT report with the Board. No action necessary.

D.        Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed the maintenance plan for the district. No action necessary.

E.         Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to appoint the following individuals to Instructional Aide positions, funded through Title VII, Native American Education Grant:

 

Molly Kus Lakeview Elementary School

Kathleen Stiles Middle School

 

            Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to appoint Heidi Lenten to a Non-instructional Aide position at Lakeview School. Motion carried

7-0.

 

 

F.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by F. Collins, to approve the following Schedule B positions:              

 

                        JV Cheerleading Coach Kendall Kerry

Middle School

                          Athletic Director (1/4)                      Bob Trebilcock

                          Athletic Director (3/4) Dan Skewis

                        Cheerleading Jodi Mattson

Cross Country                              Gene Bertram

                        Forensics                                         Abby Standerford

                        Forensics                                         Tristan Palomaki

                          Girls Basketball 7th Grade Nicole Gasper

Girls Baskeball 8th Grade Beth Holmgren

National Anthem Chorus Connie Lindblom

Student Council Suanne Trebilcock

Yearbook Dan Skewis

Noon Duty Greg Casperson

Noon Duty Mark Churchill

Noon Duty Suanne Trebilcock

                        Motion carried 7-0.

 

              G.       Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by F. Collins, to approve the following pay scale for substitute employees:

 

                          Teacher $55.00 per day

Bus driver 9.00 per hour

Secretary 7.00 per hour

Custodian 7.75 per hour

Aide 5.75 per hour

Motion carried 7-0.

 

H. The Board discussed the following goals for the Superintendent:                   

p Accreditation of Schools Concerning Education YES

p Maintain a Balanced Budget

                                    p Building Maintenance Millage Request

                                    p Market the School District

                       

No action necessary.

 

I. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to move into closed session at

8:12 p.m. to discuss land purchase. Motion carried 7-0.

 

The Board reconvened into open session at 8:30 p.m.

 

53. Public Comment - None

 

54. Other Business - None

 

55. Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Hintsala, to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

______________________________       ________________________________

Art Gischia, President                                             Dave Rice, Secretary