VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, JULY 11, 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 11th day of July, 2005 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present: Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, Mrs. Jackie Lower, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, and Mr. Paul Lockhart.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Paul Lockhart.

 

Memoriams

 

Mr. Shike presented Resolutions of Memoriam for former Vigo County School Corporation bus drivers, Mr. Robert M. Smith and Mr. Roy Williams.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief summary of meetings and events that took place during the past two weeks.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were presented.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Mr. Tom seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

1. Minutes Monday, June 27, 2005

2. Professional Leave Requests

 

New Business

 

Election of Board Member to Serve as Deputy Secretary

 

Dr. Minnis made a motion to elect Mrs. Jackie Lower as Deputy Secretary of the Board of School Trustees. The position was formerly held by the late Mr. Jack Lower. Mr. Shike seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval. Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Grant Terre Haute South Vigo High School

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval of a 2005 Hewlett-Packard Technology for Teaching Leadership Grant. He noted that Terre Haute South Vigo is one of fourteen K-12 grade level public schools that will receive an award package for Hewlett-Packard equipment plus professional development of approximately $57,000.

 

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

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were presented.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Board Members discussed how they would bring revisions to the Board Policy Manual for Board approval over the next several meetings.

 

Mr. Tanoos noted that the administration would make changes in the policies assigned to them, and then those policies would be presented to the Board for proper readings and Board action when appropriate.

 

Mr. Cox commended Mr. Rick Stevens, principal at McLean Education Center, for his appointment to the Alternative Education Advisory Group, and also commended the corporation for winning the 2004-2005 Jadcore, Inc. award.

 

Adjournment: 7:20 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres. ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.