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
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.
Dan Hintsala, President Virginia Paulson, Secretary