Negaunee Public Schools
September 20, 2004
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 20, 2004, at the Lakeview School Music Room.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp,
Virginia Paulson, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari
Members Absent: None
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
Marcia Manninen, Transportation Director
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Diane Faust and Mark Setterlind
54. The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 7:00 p.m.
55. A quorum of the board was established.
56. Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
57. Public Comment:
Mark Setterlind updated the Board on the Orchestra trip planned for the summer of 2005.
58. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting and closed session held on August 16, 2004, and the special meeting held on August 25, 2004. Motion carried 7-0.
59. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Rice, to approve the consent item as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
60. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the payment of bills totaling $349,043.29. Motion carried 7-0.
B. Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
61. A written report was received from the Community Education Director.
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.
62. Correspondence: Board members and Superintendent Derocher received a thank you letter form the Negaunee Middle School BoysÕ and GirlÕs Ensembles.
63. Old Business - None
64. New Business:
A. Superintendent Derocher discussed the fall student enrollment. No action necessary.
B. Superintendent Derocher reviewed the 2003-04 ACT test results. No action necessary.
C. The Board and Superintendent discussed the School Election dates. At this juncture the Board scheduled a public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. before the regular board meeting on Monday, October 18, 2004 to discuss this issue.
D. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to award the bid for the repair and partial replacement of the roofs on the Negaunee High School and the Lakeview Elementary School to Bell Roofing of Marquette in the amount of $183,313. Motion carried 7-0.
E. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Rice, to contract, for 2 years, with WPS Energy Services for the purchase of natural gas for the High School, Middle School, and Lakeview Elementary School. Motion carried 7-0.
F. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the substitute personnel wages as follows:
Teacher $60.00 per day
Bus driver 10.00 per hour
Secretary 7.00 per hour
Custodian 7.75 per hour
Aide 5.75 per hour
Motion carried 7-0.
G. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that he has received resignation notices from Instructional Aides, Julie Moore and Kathleen Stiles. No action necessary.
H. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Rice, to appoint Lori Bell to the position of Administrative Assistant at Lakeview School. Lori will receive an additional $1,000 stipend. Motion carried
I. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to authorize the posting of an additional part-time (.5 FTE) Kindergarten teacher for the 2004-05 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by A. Gischia, supported by D. Hintsala, to appoint Molly Kus to the part-time (.5 FTE) Kindergarten teaching position at Lakeview for the 2004-05 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
J. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the extension of Paul CollinÕs right to recall as written in the Master Agreement between Negaunee Education Association and the school district. Motion carried 7-0.
K. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to hire the following individuals: Mary Koski, part-time Secretary at the Middle School
and Joanne Wyman, 4.5, hours per day, as a Bus Driver. In addition, Heidi Lenten was transferred to a part-time Instructional Aide position, at Lakeview. Molly Kus will also serve as a part-time Instructional Aide along with the Kindergarten teaching position listed above. Motion carried 7-0.
L. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by V. Paulson, to appoint the following individuals to Schedule B positions:
Mike OÕDonnell Middle School Football Coach
Randy Sundell Middle School Volunteer Football Coach
Rick Luokkala Middle School Volunteer Football Coach
Bob Trebilcock Athletic Director (1/4 time)
Dan Skewis Athletic Director (3/4 time)
Tristan Palomaki Forensics
Abby Standerford Forensics
Connie Lindblom National Anthem Coral
Suanne Trebilcock Noon Hour Supervisor
Greg Casperson Noon Hour Supervisor
Mark Churchill Noon Hour Supervisor
Suanne Trebilcock Student Council
Dan Skewis Yearbook Advisor
Motion carried 7-0.
M. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the additional personal business days for Karen Bingel, a Middle School Teacher, under Article XI, Section B 4 of the Master Agreement with the Negaunee Education Association. KarenÕs wages will be adjusted for 9 days to compensate for the substitute teacher wages. Motion carried 7-0.
N. The Board requested that Superintendent Derocher continue with ÒFriday Mailings.Ó In addition, they would like to add to his list of goals encouraging staff to seek grants and other cost savings items. No action necessary.
O. Mr. Art Gischia, Board Trustee, informed the Board that he would resign his position on the Board as of September 20, 2004. Mr. Gischia is moving out of the district. No action necessary.
65. Public Comments – None
66. Other Business – None
67. Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Fae Collins, President Marty Saari, Secretary