VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2005

7:00 P.M.

 

 

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.

 

Memoriam

 

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.

 

Consent Agenda

 

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

 

            8.            Gifts

 

                        a.            West Vigo Middle School – Monetary Gift of $150.00 – Mr. Max

                                    Gibson.

 

                        b.            Terre Haute North Vigo Football Practice Field Upgrade – Terre                            Haute Quarterback Club – Estimated cost will be around

                                    $10,000.00.

 

Discussion Items

 

Proposed Policy on “Bullying”, Revision of Policies JHFD, JED, KG-R,

and

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.

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

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.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

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.

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Grants

 

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.

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

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.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________  President  ______________________________

 

______________________________  Vice Pres. ______________________________

 

______________________________  Secretary  ______________________________

 

______________________________  Dep. Secy.