VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2004

7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

 

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 9th day of February, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present:  Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Kenneth Schuster.  Mr. Tom indicated that Mr. Burks is attending a conference out of town.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Terre Haute South Vigo High School student, Daniel Tanoos, Jr.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Superintendent Tanoos presented an overview of the many events that took place in the school corporation during the last two weeks.  He also noted students and staff of the Vigo County School Corporation collected approximately $25,000.00 for CANDLES to help replace their museum that was recently destroyed by fire.

 

First Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

Comments were received from Mrs. Crystal Dewar.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Cox moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – January 26, 2004

            2.            Professional Leave Requests

            3.            Gift – Honey Creek Middle School – Monetary gift of $1,000.00 in honor of

                        Mr. Robert Fischer, Honey Creek Middle School teacher – Anonymous Donor

                        Funds to be used for technology equipment.

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

Mr. Schuster moved to approve the Personnel Report.  Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Sugar Creek Consolidated & West Vigo Elementary School Redistricting Proposal

 

District maps and corresponding district narratives of the two attendance districts were presented for Board approval.

 

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

 

Franklin Elementary School Redistricting Proposals

 

District maps and corresponding district narratives of the Franklin, Deming, Meadows, and Lost Creek Elementary Schools were previously presented to the Board were reviewed.  Dr. Minnis presented an alternative map.  Following considerable discussion between Board Members, the Board unanimously agreed to bring this back for action at the February 23rd Board Meeting.

 

2004 Roofing & Masonry Work at Various Locations

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval to accept the bid by Associated Roofing Professionals, Inc., for $879,763 for roofing work, and the bid by Midwest Restoration, Inc., for $62,970 for masonry work.  He noted that the Capital Projects budget for this work is $962,000.

 

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

 

Grants

 

Mr. Tanoos requested permission to accept Professional Development Schools Grants for Chauncey Rose Middle School, Davis Park Elementary School, DeVaney Elementary School, Fayette Elementary School, Fuqua Elementary School, Sarah Scott Middle School, Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, West Vigo Elementary School, and West Vigo High School.

 

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

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

Comments were received from Leah Myers, Marian Ramsey Ford, and Crystal Dewar.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mr. Shike commended Dr. Minnis who commuted from Louisville, where he is attending meetings, in order to attend the Board Meeting this evening.

 

Dr. Minnis commented that Mr. Danner did the alternative redistricting map in accordance with what was discussed at the last Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Hamblen encouraged citizens to attend meetings of the Board of School Trustees.

 

Mr. Tom recognized a class from St. Mary of the Woods who were in attendance.

 

Adjournment:  8:15 P.M.

 

Approved:

 

________________________________President   ______________________________

 

________________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

________________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

________________________________Dep. Secy.