Negaunee Public Schools
October 18, 2004
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, Negaunee Public Schools, City of Negaunee, County of Marquette, and State of Michigan, held October 18, 2004, at the Negaunee High School Library.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,
Dave Rice, and Martin Saari
Members 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
Marcia Manninen, Transportation Director
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
Others Present: Mike Bath, Wendy Beacco, Derek Cardinal, Noreen Collins, Paul
Collins, Diane Faust, Rachel Hjelt, Kevin Jacobson, Maryann Johnson,
Vickie Paupore, Ashley Pierce, Randy Pierce, Martin Renaldi, Nancy
Schneider, and Kathy Sundine
68. The Public Hearing was called to order by President Fae Collins at 6:30 p.m.
Superintendent Derocher and the Board discussed setting the annual election date and also the school districtÕs annual reports.
69. The Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.
70. The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 7:00 p.m.
71. A quorum of the board was established.
72. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by M. Saari, to approve the agenda with the following change: 80. New Business G. Proposal 04-1 and Adequate Funding Study Resolution. Motion carried 6-0.
73. Public Comment - None
74. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by D. Rice, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting held on September 20, 2004. Motion carried 6-0.
75. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the consent item as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
76. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the payment of bills totaling $96,521.14. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
77. Written reports were received from the Community Education Director and the High School Athletic Director. 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.
78. Correspondence - None
79. Old Business - None
80. New Business:
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to appoint Martin Renaldi to fulfill the vacancy created by the resignation of Art Gischia. The board member position will then be filled in the May 3, 2005 election. Motion carried 6-0. Mr. Renaldi took the Oath of Office on November 2, 2004.
B. Mrs. Vickie Paupore, a High School Spanish Teacher, and her three students, Maryann Johnson, Ashley Pierce, and Rachel Hjelt discussed their trip to Mexico. The students and Mrs. Paupore thanked the Board for allowing their class the opportunity to experience the Mexican culture through their trip. No action necessary.
C. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to adopt the Regular Election Resolution and setting the annual election date for the regular May election in both the even and odd years. Motion carried 7-0.
D. Superintendent Derocher presented an enrollment update as of the state reporting date of September 22, 2004. No action necessary.
E. Superintendent Derocher reviewed a copy of the audit for INN Community Schools. No action necessary.
F. 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.
G. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to adopt the Resolution Opposing Proposal 04-1. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to adopt the Resolution to Determine Adequate Funding. Motion carried 7-0.
H. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to adopt the Resolution to Participate in Section 36 Preschool Program. Motion carried 7-0.
I. Motion by D. Rice, supported by M. Saari, to award the rental bid of snow removal equipment to Fabco in the amount of $5,800 for the 4 months rental of a front-end loader. This agreement includes 200 service meter hours. Hours over the 200 hours would be invoiced at $30 each. Motion carried 7-0.
J. Motion by D.Hintsala, supported by M. Renaldi, to allow the administration to seek bids on the purchase of two 72-passenger school buses for delivery in August, 2005.
K. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve a self funded field trip allowing all of the 4th grade classes to travel to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island in the Spring 2005. Motion carried 7-0.
L. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve a part-time payroll clerk position in the Administrative Office. This position will be for 30 hours per week. Motion carried 7-0.
M. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to grant two years on the salary schedule for Mary Koski, Middle School Secretary, for her previous education and experience. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Hintsala, to hire Margaret Derwin and Becky Fox as part-time Instructional Aides under the Title VII Indian Education grant. Margaret will work at Lakeview and Becky will work at the Middle School. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to hire Barb Savolianen as a part-time Instructional Aide for the Special Education Department at Lakeview. This position will be 4 hours per day. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to hire Philip (AJ) Johnson as a full-time Custodian at Lakeview. Motion carried 7-0.
N. Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to appoint the following individuals to Schedule B positions:
Boys Basketball Varsity Tom Russo
Junior Varsity Kevin Jacobson
9th Grade To be announced at a later date
8th Jeff Niemi
7th Marius Grazulis
Wrestling Head Andy Skewis
Assistant Cory Richards
Gymnastics Head To be announced at a later date
Assistant To be announced at a later date
Volleyball Head Jaimie Jezewski
Assistant Staci Beauchamp
Cheerleading Head Karen Saari
Basketball Assistant Kathy DelAngelo
Volunteer Amy Pringle
Hockey Volunteer Jason Gauthier
Motion carried 7-0.
O. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board of the following letters of resignation that he has received: Nicole Gasper, Middle School Science Teacher, Todd Dubord, Assistant Wrestling Coach, and Katie Pascoe, Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach. No action necessary.
80. Public Comment:
Paul Collins addressed the Board concerning the position for a Science Teacher at the Middle School. Paul would like to be considered for this position, although he knows his credentials do not fulfill the requirements he will be able to get the certification before the 2005-06 school year. Mr. Collins stated that he would like to teach in this position while completing the teaching requirements.
82. Other Business – None
83. Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Fae Collins, President Marty Saari, Secretary