MONDAY, JULY 26, 2004

7:00 P.M.






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 26th day of July 2004 at 7:00 P.M.


The following Board Members were present:  Mr. Gene Shike, Mr. Alferd Hamblen, Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Kenneth Schuster, and Mr. Michael Tom.  Mr. Burks was out of state, and unable to attend the meeting this evening.


Pledge of Allegiance


Mr. Kenneth Schuster led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Information from Superintendent Tanoos


Superintendent Tanoos reviewed meetings and activities that took place during the last four weeks, and noted that an update on the three new elementary schools will be presented at the August 9th Board Meeting.




Dr. Tammy Roeschlein, Principal at Chauncey Rose Middle School, introduced student Bridget Lee.  While an 8th grade student at Chauncey Rose Middle School Bridget won the Wabash Valley Spelling Bee this past spring, and to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee.


First Call for Citizen’s Comments


(No Comments Were Received)


Consent Agenda


Mr. Tanoos presented the Consent Agenda for approval.


Mr. Schuster moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Cox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


The following Consent Agenda items were approved:


            1.            Minutes – Regular Meeting – June 28, 2004


            2.            Financial Status Report – Month Ending June 2004


            3.            Encumbrance Report – Period Ending June 30, 2004


            4.            Accounts Payable Docket – July 26, 2004


            5.            Financial Summary of Extra-Curricular Account Activity for the

                        Period January 1, 2004 to May 31, 2004.


            6.            Professional Leave Requests




Mr. Orr reviewed the proposed Revision – Attendance Policy JED, and responded to questions from Board Members.  This item will be brought back for 2nd Reading at the August 9, 2004 Board Meeting.


New Business


Personnel Report


Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.


Mr. Cox moved for approval.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Cox, Dr. Minnis, Mr. Schuster, and Mr. Tom voted “aye” on all items.  Mr. Shike voted “no,” on Item  X-#2, and voted “aye,” on the remaining items.


2005 Budgets – Mr. Thornton


Mr. Thornton presented the 2005 Budgets to the Board and requested permission to advertise.  The budgets presented were as follows:  General Fund Capital Projects Fund, Transportation Fund, Bus Replacement Fund, Debt Service Fund, and Special Education Preschool Fund.


Mr. Hamblen moved for approval.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


(See Proceedings)


Easement – Sullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corporation


Mr. Tanoos requested permission for an easement between Sulllivan-Vigo Rural Water Corporation and the Vigo County School Corporation in reference to property at Hoosier Prairie Elementary School.  He noted that the easement would be used for the purpose of placing, construction, operation, repairing, maintaining, rebuilding, replacing, relocating and removing water lines that service the Sullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corporation.


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


Purchase of General Furniture and Equipment


Mr. Tanoos reported that bids were received and opened on May 20, 2004 for General Furniture and equipment, and requested permission to award contracts to thirteen (13) vendors for a total cost of $62,787.61.


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


(See Proceedings)




Second Call for Citizen’s Comments


(No Comments Were Received)


Information and Proposals from Board Members


(No Comments Were Received)


Adjournment:  8:05 P.M.





______________________________President   ____________________________


______________________________Vice Pres.  ____________________________


______________________________ Secretary  ____________________________


______________________________ Dep. Secy.