MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004

7:00 P.M.





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 22nd day of March 2004 at 7:00 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.


Pledge of Allegiance


Mr. Guille Cox led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Resolutions of Memoriam


Mr. Shike presented Resolutions of Memoriam for former Vigo County School Corporation employees Mr. John Miesel, and Mr. Thomas Plascak.


Information from Superintendent Tanoos


Superintendent Tanoos presented an overview of seventeen important events that took place in the school corporation during the last two weeks, and expressed thanks to the Board of School Trustees for their support.



First Call for Citizen’s Comments


No Comments were received


Consent Agenda


Mr. Hamblen 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 – March 8, 2004

            2.            Accounts Payable Docket – March 22, 2004

            3.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending February 2004

            4.            Encumbrance Report – Period Ending February 29, 3004

            5.            Permission to Purchase Equipment from Extra-Curricular Funds

            6.            Professional Leave Requests

            7.            Gifts


                        a.            Woodrow Wilson Middle School – Monetary gift of $200.00 – Vigo

                                    County Teachers Association to be used to support athletic and

                                    academic programs.


                        b.            Vigo County School Corporation – Monetary gift of $6,252,00

                                    from H & R Block, through their Education Fund, to be used for

                                    corporation needs as directed by the Superintendent’s Cabinet.




Mr. Rex Ireland, and Dr. Karen Goeller presented an overview of the Mathematics Textbook Adoption, and responded to questions from Board Members.  Mr. Tanoos stated that this item will be brought to the Board for approval at the April 12, 2004 Board Meeting.


New Business


Personnel Report


Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.


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


Purchase of Periodicals


Mr. Tanoos reported that bids were received and opened on February 12, 2004, for Periodicals.  He requested permission for a one-year contract to be awarded to WT Cox Subscriptions, and for all other bids to be rejected.


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


(See Proceedings)




Mr. Tanoos requested permission to accept the Coordinated School Health Program Grant, and a Reading First Grant.


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


(See Proceedings)




Second Call for Citizen’s Comments


Comments were received from Mrs. Laura Hall and Mr. Mike Terstegge.


Information and Proposals from Board Members


Mr. Cox confirmed that there would be follow-up regarding the citizen concerns.


Mr. Tanoos responded yes, always.


Mr. Schuster inquired about the progress of the concession stand construction at the three high schools.  Mr. Tanoos responded that they are coming along very well.  Mr. Danner stated that they are just about completed, and estimated completion is approximately six weeks.


Mr. Shike inquired if there has been a change in the way the drainage will be taken care of in the football in fields.  Mr. Danner replied that the drainage would be taken care of before crowning of the football fields.


Mr. Tom commented that Mr. Tanoos would send out information regarding cell phones in the weekly update to the Board.


Mr. Tom inquired if Dr. Minnis had been able to get information from the Fayette citizen’s group regarding the gymnasium at the site. Dr. Minnis responded that he had attempted to contact the lady in charge of the citizen’s group, and has been unable to get a response from her.  Mr. Tom stated that time is of essence, and asked Dr. Minnis if he would continue to attempt to make contact.  Dr. Minnis agreed to do so.


Dr. Minnis asked if the School Health Program Grant would involve the offerings in the school cafeterias, hallways, etc.  Dr. Goeller responded that this grant is a way to coordinate the health curriculum, which includes nutrition, with the health services provided in the community.  Dr. Goeller commented that Pam Cox, Nursing Supervisor for the Vigo County School Corporation, is on the team.


Adjournment:  7:34 P.M.





______________________________President   ______________________________


______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________


______________________________Secretary   ______________________________


______________________________Dep. Secy.