VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2004
A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation, Vigo County Indiana, was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, on the 12th day of January 2004 at 7:30 P.M.
The following Board Members were present: Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Kenneth Schuster.
Mr. Tanoos presented a plaque to Dr. Joseph Minnis, outgoing president of the Board of School Trustees, and recognized him for his dedicated service to the Vigo County School Corporation.
Resolution of Memoriam
Mr. Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for Mr. Edward Hylton, former Vigo County School Corporation employee.
Teachers Liz Kaufman and Tricia Finney highlighted the major efforts being undertaken in year two of a three year federally funded GEMS Grant at Terre Haute North Vigo and Terre Haute South Vigo High Schools.
First Call for Citizen’s Comments
(No Comments Were Received)
Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes – Regular Meeting – December 8, 2003
2. Financial Status Report – December 2003
3. Encumbrance Report – Period Ending December 31, 2003
4. Permission to Purchase Equipment from Extra-Curricular Funds
5. Accounts Payable Docket – December 31, 2003
6. Payment of Interim Claims in January
7. Transfer of Appropriations – General Fund – December 31, 2003
8. Transfer of Appropriations – Capital Projects Fund – December 31, 2003
9. Transfer of Appropriations – Transportation Fund – December 31, 2003
10. Transfer of Appropriations for 2004 Budget – General Fund
11. Professional Leave Requests
12. Gift – Woodrow Wilson Middle School – Monetary Gift of $3,876.49 –
Parent Booster Club
Mr. David Hannum and Mr. Brian Kooistra, representing Hannum Wagle & Cline, presented an update of the building projects for the three new elementary schools.
Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the Personnel Report.
Mr. Cox moved for approval. Mr. Schuster seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Naming of a Portion of the School Campus at Terre Haute South Vigo High School
Mr. Hamblen moved to invoke Policy BFF before proceeding with this business item. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Tanoos requested permission to name the Terre Haute South Vigo High School Football Field “Bob Clements Field”, in honor of former teacher and coach, Bob Clements.
Mr. Schuster moved for approval. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Yearly Schedule for Bidding Board Policy DJAC
Mr. Tanoos requested approval, for bidding purposes, of the annual calendar of items to be purchased in order to be in compliance with Board Policy DJAC.
Mr. Cox moved for approval. Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Bid for Cafeteria Supplies and Food
Mr. Tanoos recommended that cafeteria items 201000 through 703416 for the bid period January 20, 2004 through July 31, 2004 be awarded to the following vendors: B & B Foods, Beasley Foods, Bernard Foods, Dakota Gourmet/Sonne, and Wabash Valley Coffee, Inc.
Mr. Hamblen moved for approval. Mr. Schuster seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Grant
Mr. Tanoos requested permission to accept the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Grant proposal for the 2003-2004 school year.
Mr. Schuster moved for approval. Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Second Call for Citizens Comments
(No Comments Were Received)
Information and Proposals From Board Members
Mr. Tom requested that Superintendent Tanoos be allowed a place on the Board Meeting agenda toward the beginning of the meeting for any updates, reports, or issues he would like to share with the Board.
Mr. Burks commented that the Board received information from the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and commended Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South Vigo High Schools for their excellent rating scores.
Mr. Burks also congratulated the secondary students and coaches from Honey Creek Middle School, South Vigo High School, and Chauncey Rose Middle School for their excellent participation in the Spell Bowl Competition.
Mr. Burks also commended the students at North Vigo named to the Indiana All-State Jazz Band and the elementary students and coaches who participated in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl.
Mr. Shike commented that he had the opportunity to attend the Pizza Hut Classic and offered a special thanks to all involved in organizing this tournament.
Mr. Tanoos commented that the local Pizza Hut has been awarded a national award for their marketing and involvement with the Pizza Hut Classic.
Dr. Minnis requested that re-districting of the new elementary schools be brought to the Board as a discussion item.
Mr. Tanoos replied that this will be a discussion item at the January 26th Board Meeting and then a voting item at the following meeting, if the Board so desires.
Mr. Tanoos stated that through the leadership of the Board, and planning for facilities of the new schools, as well as renovation of our schools along the way, we are in a very good position to begin full day kindergarten as the Governor has proposed.
We will be holding a press conference in the near future regarding MADD’s (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) presentation to the city police and the sheriff’s department of some intoximeters that will be used in our schools. Those will be used when there is an issue dealing with a possibility of inebriation of a student.
Mr. Tanoos commented that staff training will begin regarding the automated defibrillators that will be placed in the high schools. He noted that he would continue to update the Board on the use of this equipment.
ADJOURNMENT: 8:15 P.M.
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