Negaunee Public Schools

December 19, 2005

 

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

December 19, 2005, at the Negaunee High School Library.

 

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

                              Martin Renaldi, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari

                                  

Member Absent: None

 

Administrators Present:

James Derocher, Superintendent

Bob Bonetti, High School Principal

Bob Trebilcock, Middle School Principal

Paulette Patron, Special Education Coordinator and Lakview Principal

Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance

Marcia Manninen, Transportation Supervisor

Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary

 

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

 

86.       A quorum of the board was established.

 

87.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by D. Rice, to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

88.       Public Comment - None

 

89.       Motion by O. Kemp, supported by F. Collins, to approve the minutes of the

regular meeting held on November 21, 2005.  Motion carried 7-0. 

 

90.       Motion by M. Saari, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the Consent Items as presented.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

91.       Payment of Bills and Financial Reports:

 

A.        Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the payment of bills totaling $506,607.80.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

92.       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, Paulette Patron, Lakeview  Principal, Special Education Coordinator, and Superintendent Derocher. 

 

93.       Correspondence:

 

The Board of Education received a letter from various staff members regarding the district Health Coordinator position.  No action necessary.

 

94.       Old Business:

 

A.        Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by O. Kemp, to approve the second

reading of the revisions and additions on the following Board Policies:  2412, 3120, 3121, 3231, 3430.01, 3437.01, 4121, 4231, 4430.01, 4437.01, 8210, 8330, 8350.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

B.        Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to approve a policy, whereas, the district will pay for required background checks as required by PA 129-131 and 138 of 2005.  This policy will take affect January 1, 2006.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 95.      New Business:

 

A.   Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to move into closed session for two student discipline hearings, per the parents’ request, at 7:43 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.  The Board returned to open session at 8:56 p.m.

 

Motion by M. Saari, seconded by O. Kemp, to  approve a long-term suspension for “Student A” from Negaunee Public Schools until the winter semester of 2007.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by V. Paulson, seconded by F. Collins, to approve a long-term suspension for “Student B” from Negaunee Public Schools until the winter semster of 2007.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

At this juncture both students were advised that they may complete and submit their schoolwork to receive credit for the fall 2005 semester.

 

B.  Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to adopt the Summer Tax Resolution as presented.  Roll call vote 7 ayes, 0 nays.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

C.  Superintendent Derocher reviewed, with the Board, a report that contained MEAP test results of all school buildings state wide.  No action necessary.

 

D.   Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to approve the purchase of   

1(one) International 72 passenger school bus in the amount of $60,941, financing will be decided at a later date.  Motion carried  7-0.

 

E.             Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that he had received a letter of resignation from Carol Romback, the district Health Coordinator.  The Superintendent also sent a letter of appreciation to Mrs. Romback.  No action necessary.

 

F.             Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to approve the hiring of Bethany Nelson as a part-time Instructional Aide, at Lakeview School,  and also as a Specials Teacher at Lakview School for 1 hour per day.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by O. Kemp, supported by V. Paulson, to hire Lynne Miettinen as the district Special Education/Title I Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Lakview School.    The salary for this position is $69,500 and will be prorated over the remainder of the school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by V. Paulson, supported by O, Kemp, to contract with NorthStar Staffing, Inc. for administrative services concerning the Lakview School Principal position.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Motion by M. Renaldi, supported by F. Collins, to hire Jamie Skewis as the district Health Coordinator.  Jamie will work 3 hours per day at a rate of $25 per hour.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

G.            Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Renaldi, to approve the following Schedule B positions:

Connie Lindblom        Special Group Vocal

Mark Setterlind           Concert Orchestra

Motion carried 7-0.

 

96.       Public Comment – None

 

97.       Other Business - None           

 

98.       Motion by F. Collins, supported by O. Kemp, to adjourn the meeting at 9:29 p.m.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

_______________________________          ________________________________

          Dan Hintsala, President                                      Virginia Paulson, Secretary