VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2004
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 14th day of June 2004 at 7:00 P.M.
The following Board Members were present: Mr. Kenneth Schuster, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, and Dr. Joseph Minnis.
Pledge of Allegiance
Mr. Guille Cox led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Information from Superintendent Tanoos
Superintendent Tanoos introduced Mr. Bernard Ridens, Executive Director of the Vigo County Taxpayers Association, and presented a brief overview of the many activities that took place during the last two weeks.
First Call for Citizen’s Comments
(No Comments Were Received)
Mr. Schuster moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes – Regular Meeting – May 24, 2004
2. Professional Leave Requests
a. Vigo County School Corporation – Office Furniture – R. E. Anderson
b. McLean High School – Monetary donation of $200.00 for Earth Day –
Dr. Randy Stevens
Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.
Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Personnel Report. Mr. Cox seconded the motion. Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Cox, and Dr. Minnis voted “aye.” Mr. Schuster “abstained.”
Revision – Rules II and V of “Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion”
Mr. Tanoos explained the revision of Rules II and V of “Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion is an attempt to follow the Board’s wishes to have separate rules for violations relative to use, possession, or being under the influence of an illegal substance and the proper disposition of over-the-counter or prescription medicine.
Dr. Minnis moved to remove the wording professionally prescribed in Rule II of the proposal and replace it with the word prescription. Mr. Cox seconded the motion. Mr. Schuster, Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Cox, and Dr. Minnis voted “aye.” Mr. Shike voted “no.”
Contract Change Request- General Furniture & Loose Equipment
Three New Elementary Schools
Mr. Tanoos noted that approval was received for this project on May 24, 2004, and items C2 and C3 were awarded to Pro-Tex-All. He stated that in processing the purchase orders, it became apparent that Pro-Tex-All’s bid was not as specified, nor acceptable. Mr. Tanoos requested approval of a reduction in the contract to Pro-Tex-All from $18,899.07 to $11,625.21.
Dr. Minnis moved for approval. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Textbook Rental Fees 2004-2005
Mr. Tanoos stated by Indiana Statute, local school corporations are to establish annually a fee to rent textbooks that have been adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education and selected by the local school corporation, Indiana Statute 20-10.1-10-2. He noted that the proposed fees have been calculated using the formula in the Indiana Statute, and are recommended to be in effect for the 2004-2005 school year.
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Dr. Minnis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant
Mr. Tanoos requested approval of a $236,759 Title IID Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant.
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Mr. Schuster seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Second Call for Citizen’s Comments
(No Comments Were Received)
Information and Proposals from Board Members
Mr. Shike commended Mr. Aballi, and thanked him for the many years he has spent as an excellent educator in the Vigo County School Corporation.
Mr. Tom concurred with Mr. Shike, and commended Mr. Aballi for being a great asset to the Vigo County School Corporation.
Dr. Minnis asked if the administration could look into our nutritional program and possibly eliminate those things that are not advantageous to our students.
Mr. Tanoos responded that many things have already been eliminated, and he would give the Board an update as to what has been done.
Adjournment: 7:18 P.M.
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