Negaunee Public Schools

Special Meeting

October 9, 2002

 

 

Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on October 9, 2002, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, George Kaiser, Osmond T. “Spike”Kemp, Virginia Paulson, and Martin Saari

 

Members Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

 

Others Present: Greg Casperson and Jackie Perry

 

50.    The meeting was called to order by President Dan Hintsala at 7:00 p.m.

 

51.    A quorum of the board was established.         

        

52.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

53.    New Business:

         A. Motion by G. Kaiser, supported by F. Collins, to appoint a readmission committee

consisting of the following individuals:

Board of Education representatives - Art Gischia and Virginia Paulson

Administration representative - Ron Saari

Teaching staff representative - Vinetta Miller

Parent of student body representative - Gary Veale

Motion carried 7-0.

         B. President Hintsala appointed a sub-committee, of the Board of Education, consisting of:

            Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala and alternate Marty Saari. The Committee will           

meet with Superintendent Derocher, and prepare an annexation proposal for presentation

at a Special Meeting of the Negaunee Board of Education to be held at Big Bay, starting at

6:30 p.m. on October 29, 2002. No motion necessary.

 

54.    Public comment - none

 

55.    Other business - none

 

56.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

_______________________________ _____________________________

Dan Hintsala, President Fae Collins, Secretary

 

 

 

 


Negaunee Public Schools

Regular Meeting

October 21, 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 October 21, 2002, at the Negaunee High School.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, George Kaiser, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson and Martin Saari

Member Absent:  Dan Hintsala

 

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: Diane Faust, Barb Powers and Jim Powers

 

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

 

58.    A quorum of the board was established.

 

59.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

 

60.    Public Comment - None

        

61.       Motion by G. Kaiser, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of September 16, 2002 and the special meeting of October 9, 2002. Motion carried 6-0.

 

62.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the consent items as presented.

         Motion carried 6-0.

 

63.    Payment of Bills and Financial Reports

 

         A. Motion by G. Kaiser, supported by M. Saari, to approve payment of bills totaling $429,433.97. Motion carried 6-0.

 

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

 

1.     Written reports were received from the Athletic Director, Community Education Director and Health Coordinator. 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.

 

65.    Correspondence - None

        

66.    Old Business:

 

A.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt the resolution to authorize the sale of the new bonds payable in 2005 and 2010 inclusive. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to adopt the resolution for the application to the State Treasury for final qualification of bonds, for the purpose of refinancing the existing debt. Motion carried 6-0.

 

B.     Superintendent Derocher updated the Board on a coalition formed by the School Equity Caucus. No action necessary.     

 

67.    New Business:

 

A.    Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to reinstate Jeffrey Powers on October 22, 2002, after he meets with Lakeview School counselor, Nancy Olsen. Motion carried 6-0.

 

B.     Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the following:

         Transfer of Lori Bell from Title 1 teacher to the Special Education Program.

         Post a position for a Title I teacher or 2 aides.

         Hire Ernest Borlace as a part-time bus driver.

Motion carried 6-0.

 

         C. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the following winter Schedule B

appointments:

                        Boys Basketball:             

                        Varsity                          Tom Russo

                        JV                                Keith King

                        9th                                Gregg Nelson

                        8th                                Kevin Jacobson

                        7th                                Jeff Niemi

                       

                        Wrestling:

                        Head                              Andy Skewis

                        Assistant                        Todd Dubord

                       

                        Gymnastics:

                        Assistant                        Connie Granroth

                       

                        Volleyball:

                        Assistant                        Katie Pascoe

                       

                        Hockey:

                        Assistant                        Kevin Manninen

                       

                        Cheerleading:

                        Head                              Karen Saari

                        Assistant                        KathyDelAngelo

 

         Motion carried 6-0.

 

C.    Superintendent Derocher explained a free analysis, currently in progress, to determine the energy usage of the district. The company performing the assessment is Michigan Technical Education Center at Bay College in Escanaba. Once the information is compiled, Superintendent Derocher will present it to the Board. No action necessary.

                 

A.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to award the rental bid of snow removal equipment to Fabco, based on the ability to use the quick coupler system with a larger bucket, which the district owns. The agreement is for 3 months rental at $6,250.00, which includes 225 service meter hours. Hours over the 225 would be invoiced at $31.00 per hour. Motion carried 5 ayes, 1 nay.

 

         F. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by G. Kaiser, to seek bids on the purchase of two

72-passenger school buses for delivery in August of 2003. Motion carried 6-0.

 

G.    The Board was informed, by Superintendent Derocher, that all of the annual reports for the district have been filed per Public Act 25. The reports have also been filed with Marquette Alger Regional Education Service Agency. No action necessary.

 

H.    Superintendent Derocher presented the Board with a copy of the audit for INN Community Schools and informed them of a $10,000 transfer to each district from the Community Schools account, for deposit into the General Fund account. No action necessary.

 

68. Public Comment:

Jim Powers addressed the Board regarding his son Jeffrey’s expulsion. Barb Powers read a letter to the Board concerning the expulsion of her son Jeffrey.

 

69. Other Business - none

 

70. Motion by Marty Saari, supported by O. Kemp to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

         ______________________________ ________________________________

Dan Hintsala, President                                            Fae Collins, Secretary

 

 


 

Negaunee Public Schools

Special Meeting

October 29, 2002

 

Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held on October 29, 2002, at the Powell School at Big Bay, Michigan.

 

Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Dan Hintsala, George Kaiser, Osmond T. “Spike” Kemp, Virginia Paulson, and Martin Saari

 

Members Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

 

Others Present: Nancy Anderson, Gerry Anderson, Kim Bourgeois, Beth Burns, Ben Collins, Loy Ellis, Patty Gagnon, Cherri Giannunzio, Kay Harrington, James Manley and Judy Parrish

 

71.    The meeting was called to order by President Dan Hintsala at 6:30 p.m.

 

72.    A quorum of the board was established.         

        

73.    Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.

 

74.    New Business:

         A. Superintendent Derocher gave a presentation explaining the educational opportunities for students of Powell Township, which are available through Negaunee Public Schools. Also discussed, if an annexation with Powell Township were to occur, was employment plans, benefits and financial information. A question and answer session followed.

 

75. Public comment - None

 

76. Other Business - None

 

77. Motion by A. Gischia, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________ _____________________________

Dan Hintsala, President Fae Collins, Secretary