Negaunee Public Schools
December 15, 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
December 15, 2008, at the Negaunee High School Library.
Members Present: Fae Collins, Dan Hintsala, Virginia Paulson, Martin Renaldi, Dave Rice, and Martin Saari
Member Absent: Osmond T. Kemp
James Derocher, Superintendent
Bob Bonetti, High School Principal
Dan Skewis, Middle School Principal
Joe Meyskens, Lakeview School Principal
Mary Kay Johnson, Administrative Aide for Finance
Julie Dompierre, Recording Secretary
283. The meeting was called to order by President Martin Renaldi at 7:00 p.m.
284. A quorum of the board was established.
285. Motion by F. Collins, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
286. Public Comment - None
287. Motion by D. Rice, supported by D. Hintsala, to approve the minutes of the
regular meeting and closed session held on November 17, 2008. Motion carried 6-0.
288. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to approve the Consent Items as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
289. Payment of Bills and Financial Reports:
A. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by V. Paulson, to approve the payment of bills totaling $474,281.61. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Mary Kay Johnson, the Administrative Aide for Finance, presented the financial reports.
290. 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 School Principal, and Superintendent Derocher.
291. Correspondence - None
292. Old Business:
A. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to accept the 2007-08 school district audit report as presented. Jim Lampman, our auditor, from the firm of Anderson, Tackman and Company L.P.C. discussed the audit and answered various questions from the Board. Motion carried 6-0.
B. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by D. Rice, to approve the Electronic Process for the Automatic Remittance Service (EPARS) subscription agreement for the 403 (b) Plan using, Chase Bank as the depository, and rescind the 401 (a) Special Pay Plan. Motion carried 6-0.
reading of the revisions and additions on the following Board Policies:
2260.01, 2461, 3121, 4121, 3130, 3430.01, 4430.01, 3437.01, 4437.01, 5114, 5320, 5460, 5605, 5610, 8210, 8351, and 8452. Motion carried 6-0.
293. New Business:
A. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by M. Saari, to adopt the Summer Tax Resolution. Roll call vote 6 ayes, 0 nays.
B. Motion by F. Collins, supported by D. Rice, to authorize the Superintendent to advertise for Letters of Interest in order to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Education. Motion carried 6-0.
C. Superintendent Derocher discussed the fall parent-teacher conference reports. No action necessary.
D. Motion by D. Hintsala, supported by M. Saari, to approve the Letter of Understanding for the boy’s baseball program. Motion carried 6-0.
E. Motion by D. Rice, supported by V. Paulson, to accept the purchase bid from Kalamazoo Metal Recyclers in the amount of $1,326.00 for one 1999 International/Thomas surplus school bus. Motion carried 6-0.
The Superintendent informed the Board that a donation of stoves, which were located in the Middle School, had been given to the Salvation Army and the Knights of Columbus. No action necessary.
F. Motion by V. Paulson, supported by F. Collins, to approve the hiring of Rachel Lambertson as a part-time Non-Instructional Aide at Lakeview. Motion carried 6-0.
G. Motion by F. Collins, supported by M. Saari, to approve the request for additional leave to Billie Steadman, a Teacher at the Middle School, under Article XI, Sick Leave and Business Leave, B4. of the Master Agreement. Motion carried 6-0.
H. Superintendent Derocher informed the Board that Shawn Kerry and Ashley Nault will be volunteer hockey and cheerleading coaches. No action necessary.
294. Public Comment – None
295. Other Business - None
296. President Renaldi adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.
Marty Renaldi, President Virginia Paulson, Secretary