VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005

7:00 P.M.

 

 

M I N U T E S

 

A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, on the 24th day of January 2005 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present:  Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Paul Lockhart, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Jack Lower, and Mr. Guille Cox.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Jack Lower led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of several items of interest that took place during the past two weeks.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Tom moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion. 

 

Mr. Lockhart, Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, Mr. Lower and Mr. Cox voted “aye.”  Dr. Minnis voted “aye,” on all items except items C and D (Accounts Payable Dockets), of which he “abstained.”

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved: 

 

            1.            Minutes – Organizational Meeting – January 10, 2005

            2.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – January 10, 2005

            3.            Financial Status Report – December 31, 2004

            4.            Encumbrance Report – Period Ending December 31, 2004

            5.            Accounts Payable Docket – November 22 – December 31, 2004

            6.            Accounts Payable Docket – January 1 – January 24, 2005

            7.            Transfer of Appropriations – General Fund – December 31, 2004

            8.            Transfer of Appropriations – Capital Projects Fund – December 31, 2004

            9.            Transfer of Appropriations – Transportation Fund – December 31, 2004

            10.            Transfer of Appropriations for 2005 Budget – General Fund

            11.            Professional Leave Requests


New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval.  Dr. Minnis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Professional Development Grant

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval to implement a Professional Development Grant in conjunction with Indiana State University Professional Development Schools in the amount of $4,800.00.

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Intercom System Emergency Replacement –Woodrow Wilson Middle School

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that the intercom system at Woodrow Wilson Middle School has become a security/safety issue, as parts for the system are obsolete.  He requested permission to replace the system, using the Capital Projects Fund emergency line item to finance it for an approximate cost of $35,000.00.

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Bid for 2005 Roofing and Masonry Work at Various Locations

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that bids were received and opened on January 18, 2005, for roofing and masonry work at various locations.  He requested that contracts be awarded as follows:

 

            Project R-1            Associated Roofing Professionals, Inc.            $543,324.00

            Project R-2            Associated Roofing Professionals, Inc.            $399,393.00

            Project M-1            Midwest Restoration, Inc.                              $ 74,850.00

 

Mr. Shike moved for approval.  Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Dr. Minnis asked if there would be parents serving on the Health Textbook Adoption Committee, and if any of the parents are health care professionals.

 

Mr. Lower asked for clarification of ECM’s, and Mr. Thornton responded that it stands for Energy Conservation Measures related to performance measures.

 

Mr. Lower asked for clarification of non-athletic stipends.  Mr. Orr responded that these stipends are provided to those staff members who give of their time above and beyond the norm in terms of providing extra experiences for our students.  These individuals are recommended by their principal, and approved by Mr. Mark Lee and Mr. Orr.

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that the total bargained amount for the non-athletic stipends is $12,000 per year.

 

Mr. Cox commended the GEMS program at Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South Vigo High Schools.

 

Mr. Shike commented that he would like the Board to have a Policy Handbook workshop to review and update the corporation Policy Handbook. 

 

Mr. Burks thanked everyone for the kind words, visits, and cards sent to his home and the homes of his brothers and sisters regarding the passing of his mother.

 

 

Adjournment:  7:15 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   _____________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres. _____________________________

 

______________________________Secretary  _____________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.