Negaunee Public Schools
October 20, 2008
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, 2008, at Negaunee High School.
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
Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal
Joe Meyskens, Lakeview Elementary School Principal
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
255. The meeting was called to order by President Martin Renaldi at 7:00 p.m.
256. A quorum of the board was established.
257. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda with the following addition: Item 265 New Business, I. Closed Session - Negotiations. Motion carried 7-0.
258. Public Comment:
Ben Collins, a Representative from Pieper Electric, Inc., introduced himself to the Board and stated he was available for any questions the members had concerning the solar panel bid submitted by Pieper Electric, Inc.
259. Motion by D. Rice, supported by F. Collins, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on September 15, 2008. Motion carried 7-0.
260. Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the consent items as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
261. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports
A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the payment of bills totaling $404,965.91. Motion carried 7-0.
B. The Financial Report was presented by the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.
262. A written report was received from the Community Education Director. Oral reports were received from Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal, Joe Meyskens, Lakeview Elementary School, and Superintendent Derocher.
263. Correspondence - None
264. Old Business - None
265. New Business:
A. 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.
B. Motion by D. Rice, supported by V. Paulson, to name River Valley Bank as a financial depository for the School District and to invest $3.5 million with River Valley Bank until June 1, 2009. Motion carried 7-0.
C. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to award the bid of solar panels to Pieper Electric, Inc., in the amount of $96,284, contingent on Integrated Designs structural review process. Motion carried 6-0 and F. Collins abstained her vote.
D. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to award the rental bid of snow removal equipment to Fabco in the amount of $7,300 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 $36.50 each. Motion carried 7-0.
E. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Hintsala, to add the Food Service Director to the approved list of positions authorized to use the school districtÕs charge cards. Motion carried 7-0.
F. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that the fall unaudited student full time equivalency enrollment is at 1,454.25 students. No action necessary.
G. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the posting to hire an Instructional Aide for the Young FiveÕs program for the remainder of the 2008-09 school year. Motion carried 7-0.
H. Motion by D. Rice, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the following Schedule B positions:
Varsity Head Mike OÕDonnell
Junior Varsity Head Kevin Jacobson
9th Head Jeff Niemi
8th Head Marius Grazulis
7th Head Kyle Saari
Varsity Volunteer Louis Koskey
Varsity Head Gregg Nelson
Junior Varsity Head Tori Sager
9th Head Bryon Nelson
Head Andy Skewis
Assistant Joe Wahlman
Volunteers Jim Skewis
Head Eyre Becker
Assistant Kaitlin Pietila
Head Amy Pringle
Assistant Maryann Johnson
Middle School Sarah Hicks
Volunteers Kim Hicks & Leslie Hicks
Head Coach Fred Dick
Assistant Perry Wooden
Volunteer Colin Kerry
Motion carried 7-0.
At this juncture, President Renaldi requested that the agenda order be changed and allow for item number 32 Public Comments to be next.
I. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by O. Kemp, to move into closed session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss negotiations with the Negaunee Educational Association. Motion carried 7-0.
President Renaldi moved back into open session at 8:30 p.m
266. Public Comment – None
267 Other Business - None
268. President Renaldi adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
Martin Renaldi, President Virginia Paulson, Secretary