VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006

 

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 Vigo County School Corporation Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana, on the 22nd day of May 2006 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, Mrs. Jackie Lower, and Mr. Guille Cox.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mrs. Jackie Lower led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Resolution of Memoriams

 

President Shike read Resolution of Memoriams for the following former Vigo County School Corporation employees.

 

            1.            Mr. Michael A. Kennedy – Former Woodrow Wilson Middle School

                        Education/Health Teacher and Athletic Director.

 

            2.            Mr. William G. Ray –Former Honey Creek High School Principal.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of activities that took p

ace during the past two weeks.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

Comments were received from representatives of the Mental Health Association, CHANCES for Youth, and the No Fear Future Club.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – May 8, 2006

 

            2.            Accounts Payable Docket

 

            3.            Stipend Authorizations

 

            4.            Encumbrance Report for Period Ending Aril 30, 2006

 

            5.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending April 2006

 

            6.            Professional Leave Requests

 

            7.            Gifts

 

                        a.            Violin Bows for use by our string students at elementary, middle

                                    and high school – Mrs. Louise Hansen

 

                        b.            Otter Creek Middle School – Monetary gift of $287.00 to assist

                                    an 8th grade field trip – Terre Haute Savings Bank.

 

Discussion

 

Proposed Wellness Policy (Second Reading)

 

Mr. Azar presented the Proposed Wellness Policy for (Second Reading).  He noted that the Board recommended changes are now included in the policy.

 

This item will be brought back for Third Reading at the June 26th Board Meeting.

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report.

 

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

 

Anthem Refund

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that a refund in the amount of $2,243,246.58 was accumulated in 2005 in accordance with the Refund Agreement with Anthem, and the Employee Benefits Committee requests that the refund be deposited in a Protected Fund.  He also requested that approximately $28,000 be used from the current protected fund balance of $53,593.51 to fund one year of the IRIS Program.  The Anthem IRIS program is a comprehensive disease management and wellness program available to all of those that are currently enrolled in the health insurance plan.

 

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

 

Smoking and Other Tobacco Use Policy

 

As previously presented to the Board, the purpose of the Proposed Smoking and Other Tobacco Use Policy GBK is to create a total “tobacco-free” corporation environment.

 

Following discussion, Mr. Tom moved for approval.  Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Surveillance Systems Bids

Mr. Tanoos stated that bids were opened for the video surveillance expansion and upgrade, and the purchase of additional cameras.  He noted that the committee recommends moving forward by accepting NRK, Inc., as the lowest bidder.  Mr. Tanoos stated that project costs would be paid from Refinancing Funds and 2006 Capital Projects Funds.

 

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

(See Proceedings)

 

 

Boys Locker Room Renovation – Chauncey Rose Middle School

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that bids were opened on May 16, 2006 for the Chauncey Rose Middle School Boys Locker Room Renovation, and recommended that a contract be awarded to MSI in the amount of $155,900.00 as the lowest and most responsive and responsible bidder.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Sale of Surplus Trash Truck

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that bids were opened on May 15, 2006 for the sale of a surplus trash truck, and recommended that the sale of this truck be awarded to Brickyard International Trucks, LLC.

 

Mr. Tom moved for approval.  Mrs. Lower seconded the motion.  Dr. Minnis, Mr. Lockhart, Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mrs. Lower, and Mr. Cox moved for approval.  Mr. Shike “abstained.”  The motion passed unanimously.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Future Meetings

 

Monday, June 26, 2006 – 7:00 P.M. – Administration Building

Monday, July 10, 2006 – 7:00 P.M. – Administration Building

 

Adjournment:   8:05 P.M.

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres. ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary  ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.