Negaunee Public Schools

November 18 , 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 November 18, 2002, at the Negaunee High School.


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


Members Absent: None


Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School, Principal

Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal

Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator

Lorraine Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary


Others Present:  Greg Casperson, Becky Hills, Diane Faust and Clelia Terzaghi


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


79.    A quorum of the board was established.


80.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to approve the agenda with the following additions: 

                    85.  Consent Items - B. Health Coordinator Report

                          88.  New Business - I. Request for Leave of Absence Extension

                          88.  New Business - J. Letter of Resignation

         Motion carried 7-0.


81.    Public Comment - None


82.    Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of

         October 21, 2002 and the special meeting held on October 29, 2002.  Motion carried 7-0.


83.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by G. Kaiser,  to approve the consent items as presented.     

         Motion carried 7-0.


84.    Payment of Bills and Financial Reports


A.    Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to approve payment of bills totaling $214,235.74  Motion carried 7-0.


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


85.       Written reports were received from the Community Education Director and Health Coordinator.  Oral reports were given by Bob Bonetti, High School Principal, Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal, Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator and Superintendent Derocher. 


86.    Correspondence - None


87.    Old Business - None


88.    New Business:


A.    Clelia Terzaghi, a representative of the Link, presented a certificate of appreciation to Bob Bonetti High School Principal, for the schoolÕs participation in the Fetal Alcohol Awareness Syndrome Program.  No action necessary. 


B.        Motion by A. Gischia, supported by F. Collins, to accept the Negaunee Public Schools 2001-02 audit as presented by Becky Hills, CPA, for Anderson, Tackman and Company.  A brief question and answer session followed.  Motion carried 7-0.


C.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the bidding procedure to replace the lighting system at the football field.  Motion carried 7-0.


D.        Superintendent Derocher presented an enrollment update as of the state reporting date  of September 25, 2002.  No action necessary.


         E.      Superintendent Derocher discussed the fall parent-teacher conference report.  No action necessary.


F.          Motion by F. Collins, supported by G. Kaiser, to approve the Middle School chorus trip to Green Bay, Wisconsin on February 15, 2003.  Motion carried 7-0.

G.         Motion by A. Gischia, supported by M. Saari, to approve the following Schedule B positions: Hockey: Volunteer Assistant      Mike Johnson

         Cheerleading:            Volunteer Assistant          Diane Faust, Amy Pringle

               Motion carried 7-0.



H.         The Board reviewed the first reading of the following Board Policies changes:1400, 2261, 2261.01, 2261.02, 2416, 2531, 2700, 3120, 3217, 4120, 4217, 5111.01, 5310, 5772, 5780, 6110, 7217, 7455, 8330, 8350 and 9130.  No action necessary.       



         I.  Motion by F. Collins, supported by A. Gischia, to deny a request from Anne Asplund to

             extend her unpaid leave of absence.  Motion carried 7-0.


J.      Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to accept a letter of resignation from Cheri Spear.  Motion carried 7-0.



89.    Public Comment - None


90.    Other Business - None 



91.    Motion by M. Saari, supported by F. Collins, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.  Motion carried  7-0.








         ______________________________            ________________________________

         Dan Hintsala, President                                            Fae Collins, Secretary