Negaunee Public Schools

September 19, 2005


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 19, 2005, at the Negaunee High 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

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

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary


Others Present: Diane Faust and Paul Jacobson


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 V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0. 


39.        Public Comment - None


40.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting and closed session held on August 15, 2005.  Motion carried 7-0. 


41.        Consent Items - None


42.        Payment of Bills and Financial Reports:


A.          Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the payment of bills totaling $397,955.97.  Motion carried 7-0.


B.                Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.


43.        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. 


44.        Correspondence - None


45.       Old Business - None


46.        New Business:


A.          The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed sending a member of the Board to the MASB Fall Leadership Conference.  No action taken.


B.          Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to accept and ratify the two-year agreement with the Negaunee Education Association, which will be effective August 29, 2005, until the day before school starts in the fall of 2007.  Motion carried 7-0.


C.          Superintendent Derocher reviewed the 2004-05 ACT test results.  No action necessary.             


D.          Superintendent Derocher reviewed the districtÕs student enrollment.  No action necessary.


E.                Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the field trip for the Middle School Boys and Girls Ensemble to Detroit/Lansing area for the spring of 2006.  Motion carried 7-0.


F.                 Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to approve the hiring of Corrie LaCombe, as a First Grade Teacher, and Sabina Etelamaki, as a .45% Reading/Computer Teacher, at Lakeview for the 2005-06 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.


G.          Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to approve the following Schedule B positions:


Bob Trebilcock                    Athletic Director (1/4 time)

Dan Skewis                            Athletic Director (3/4 time)

Bill Ellerbruch                      Cross County

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

                                                                           Kathy Gischia                       Yearbook

                                                                           Beth Holmgren                    8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

                                                                           Vickie Paupore                    8th Grade Girls Basketball Volunteer


                                                                           *Steve LaJoie                       Middle School Football Coach


*Alloted salary for this position will be split between the Middle School Football Coaches.

Motion carried 7-0.


H.          Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, 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.


I.            Motion by F, Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to sell the two (2) 1995 International/Thomas buses to the following bidders:


                                             Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in the amount of $1,378 and

                                             Walter Russell in the amount of $1,175

                                             Motion carried 7-0.


J.                The Board discussed goals for the Superintendent.  No action necessary.


K.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Renaldi, to give the Superintendent permission to seek bids and then purchase or lease a copier for the High School.       Motion carried 7-0.


47.        Public Comment – None


48.       Other Business - None            


49.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by M. Renaldi, to adjourn the meeting at

8:19 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.



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          Dan Hintsala, President                                                        Virginia Paulson, Secretary