Negaunee Public Schools
October 20, 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
October 20, 2003, at the Negaunee High School Library.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Art Gischia, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,
Dave Rice and Martin Saari
Member Absent: Dan Hintsala
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
56. The meeting was called to order by President Art Gischia at 7:00 p.m.
57. A quorum of the board was established.
58. Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
59. Public Comment - None
60. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the minutes of the
Regular Board Meeting and the Executive Session held on September 15, 2003. Motion carried 6-0.
61. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the Consent Items as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
62. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve payment of bills totaling $321,540.69. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Received the Financial report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Lorraine Johnson.
63. Written reports were received from the Community Education Director and Health Coordinator. 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.
64. Correspondence - None
65. Old Business:
A. The Superintendent and Board discussed the maintenance needs of the district.
No action necessary.
B. Superintendent Derocher presented an enrollment update as of the state
reporting date of September 24, 2003. No action necessary.
66. New Business:
A. Superintendent Derocher presented the Board with a copy of the audit for INN Community Schools. No action necessary.
B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the resolution to participate in Section 36, Preschool Program. Motion carried 6-0.
C. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to award the rental bid of snow removal equipment to Fabco. The agreement is for 5 months rental at $6,000.00, which includes 200 service meter hours. Hours over the 200 would be invoiced at $29.00 per hour. Motion carried 6-0.
D. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to approve seeking bids to purchase one 72-passenger bus. Motion carried 6-0.
E. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the overnight Middle School chorus trip to Detroit and Lansing in the spring of 2003. Motion carried 6-0.
F. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to appoint Joanne Wyman to a Non-instructional Bus Aide position. Motion carried 6-0.
The Board was also informed that Steve Smith, a custodian, would be recalled in accordance to the United Steelworkers contract into the vacated custodial position in the district. No action necessary.
G. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, 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
Volunteer Jim Skewis
Gymnastics: Head Eyre Becker
Assistant Lowell Meyer
Assistant Katie Pascoe
Hockey: Head Chris Jackson
Assistant Kevin Manninen
Volunteer Mike Johnson
Cheerleading: Head Karen Saari
Assistant Kathy DelAngelo
Volunteer Diane Faust
Schedule B Change:
7th Grade Football Coach: Eric Jarvi
Motion carried 6-0.
H. 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.
67. Public Comment - None
68. Other Business - None
69. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:11 p.m.
Motion carried 6-0.
Art Gischia, President Dave Rice, Secretary