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


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


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


Volleyball:                               Head                          

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