VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2005
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 27th day of June 2005 at 7:00 P.M.
The following Board Members were present: Mr. Paul Lockhart, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mrs. Jackie Lower, Mr. Guille Cox, and Dr. Joseph Minnis.
Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Jackie Lower.
Mr. Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for Mr. Bill Akers, former employee of the Vigo County School Corporation.
Information from Superintendent Tanoos
Mr. Tanoos presented a brief summary of several meetings and events that took place during the past two weeks.
First Call for Citizen Comments
No comments were received.
Mr. Burks moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The following Consent Agenda items were approved:
1. Minutes – Monday, May 23, 2005
2. Financial Status Report – Month Ending May 2005
3. Encumbrance Report – Period Ending May 31, 2005
4. Stipend/Additional Pay Authorizations
5. Request to Purchase Equipment from Extra-Curricular Funds
6. Claims Docket – June 27, 2005
7. Professional Leave Requests
a. West Vigo Middle School – Monetary Gift of $150.00 – Mr. Max
b. Terre Haute North Vigo Football Practice Field Upgrade – Terre Haute Quarterback Club – Estimated cost will be around
Proposed Policy on “Bullying”, Revision of Policies JHFD, JED, KG-R,
Proposed School Calendars for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008
Mr. Ray Azar presented information regarding the proposed policy on “Bullying”, the revision of Policies JHFD, JED, KG-R, and the proposed school calendars for 2006-2007, and 2007-2008. Following his presentation, Mr. Azar responded to questions from Board Members. These items will be taken under consideration and presented at a future Board Meeting for action.
Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report and requested that under Education Assistant, items 11,12, 13, 14,16,17,19,20,21,22, and 23 be removed for further consideration.
Dr. Minnis moved for approval with the above noted changes. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Action of Executive Session
Mr. Tannos requested that the Board vote to uphold the administrative decision regarding their action at a recent Executive Session.
Mr. Shike moved for approval. Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion. Mr. Lockhart, Mr. Shike, Mrs. Lower, Mr. Cox, and Dr. Minnis voted “aye.” Mr. Tom and Mr. Burks “abstained”.
Textbook Rental Fees 2005-2006
Mr. Tanoos stated that the proposed Textbook Rental Fees for 2005-2006 have been calculated using the formula found in the Indiana Statute and recommended approval.
Mr. Shike moved for approval. Dr. Minnis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Purchase of General Furniture and Equipment
Mr. Tanoos noted that bids were received on May 11, 2005 for the purchase of General Furniture and Equipment. He recommended that contracts be awarded to eleven (11) vendors for a total cost of $45,146.82, and that all other bids be rejected.
Mr. Lockhart moved for approval. Mr. Tom seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Cafeteria Supplies and Food
Mr. Tanoos noted that bids were received and opened on May 16, 2005 for cafeteria supplies and food. He recommended that cafeteria items 100128 through 200802 for the bid period August 1, 2005 through July 30, 2006 be awarded to Prairie Farms, and Earthgrains Baking Company, Inc. He also recommended that items 000211 through 703414 for the bid period August 1, 2005 through January 13, 2006 be awarded to the following vendors: B & B Foods, Beasley Foods, Commercial Foods, Dakota Gourmet, McFarling Foods, and Wabash Food Service. Considerable discussion ensued.
Mr. Tom moved for approval. Mrs. Lower seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Tanoos requested approval to accept the following grants:
a. School Improvement and Achievement Plans
b. Reading First – Supplemental Grant
c. 1:1 English Classroom Pilot Project
d. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
e. Adult Education Comprehensive Grant
f. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Grant Renewal
Mr. Burks moved for approval. Dr. Minnis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Second Call for Citizen Comments
No comments were received.
Information and Proposals from Board Members
Mr. Tanoos recognized that City Council President, Rich Dunkin, is in the audience this evening.
Mr. Shike stated that the Policy Review Committee has completed their work updating the Board Policy Handbook. He asked that Mr. Thornton and Mr. Tanoos review the revisions in their areas, and that Dr. Minnis review the revisions with Indiana School Boards Association. Mr. Shike noted that he would give a copy of the revisions to all
Board Members at the next meeting and if approved handbooks could be updated.
Adjournment: 8:00 P.M.
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______________________________ Secretary ______________________________
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