Negaunee Public Schools

November 22, 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 November 22, 2004, at the Negaunee High School Library, starting at 6:00 p.m.


Members Present: Fae Collins, Dan Hintsala, Osmond T. Kemp, Virginia Paulson,

Martin Renaldi, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari


Members Absent:  None


Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal

Dan Skewis, Middle School Assistant Principal

Paulette Patron, Lakeview School Principal and Special Education Coordinator

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary


Others Present:  Justin Leppanen


84.       The meeting was called to order by President Fae Collins at 6:00 p.m.


85.       A quorum of the board was established.        


86.       Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.


87.       Public Comment - None


88.       Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting held on October 18, 2004.  Motion carried 7-0. 


89.       Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to approve the consent items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.


90.       Payment of Bills and Financial Reports


A.        Motion by M. Saari, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the payment of bills totaling $392,848.97.  Motion carried 7-0.


B.        Received the Financial Report from the Administrative Aide for Finance, Mary Kay Johnson.


91.       Written reports were received from the Community Education Director, the Health Coordinator and the High School Assistant PrincipalŐs Discipline Report.  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. 


92.       Correspondence - None


93.       Old Business - None


94.       New Business:


A.            Justin Leppanen, a Middle School student, explained and present to the Board an I-Mac movie he created reviewing the life of Middle School students.  This movie will be presented to a group of students in Japan.

No action necessary.


B.             Motion by O. Kemp,  supported by D. Rice, to award the boiler replacement bid, at Lakeview School, to John E. Greene in the amount of $162,602.  Lake Shore Environmental will handle the asbestos removal on this project for the amount of $9,240.  Motion carried 7-0.


C.        The Board reviewed the first reading of Board Policy changes listed below:  0122, 0142.1, 0142.2, 0142.3, 0142.5, 0167.1, 3120, 5111, 5200, 5516, 5517, 5517.01, 6152, 8330.  No action necessary at this time.    


D.        Superintendent Derocher discussed the fall parent-teacher conference reports.  No action necessary.


E.         Superintendent Derocher informed the Board he has received a letter of resignation from Fae Joki, an Instructional Aide.  No action necessary.


F.             Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to hire the following individuals:


Jill Collins as a Science Teacher at the Middle School.


                        Susan Koskey as a Payroll Clerk.


            Linda Spencer as an Instructional Aide in the Early-On Program.


Motion carried 6-0 and F. Collins abstained her vote.                                                


G.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by D. Rice, to appoint the following individuals to Schedule B positions:


Boys 9th grade Basketball Head Coach           Mike OŐDonnell


Head Coach                                                     Kevin Koch

Assistant Coach                                              Kristin Pietila

Assistant Coach                                              Elizabeth Portale

Volunteers                                                       Bill Ellerbruch

                                                                        Bridget Robare


Motion carried 7-0.


H.        The Board and Superintendent Derocher discussed the results of the Board Self-Evaluation survey.  No action necessary


95.         Public Comment - None


96.         Other Business - None


97.         Motion by O. Kemp, supported by D. Rice, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.







     ______________________________              ________________________________

               Fae Collins, President                                              Marty Saari, Secretary