VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 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 8th day of August 2005 at 7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mr. Gene Shike led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Spotlight

 

Mr. Azar, Student Services Coordinator, presented the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department with two laptop computers to help with school safety issues and juvenile matters that affect the schools.  The computers were made available through a grant from the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos presented a brief overview of events that have taken place, and of upcoming meetings in regard to the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Lockhart seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The following Consent Agenda items were approved:

 

            1.            Minutes – Monday, July 25, 2005

 

            2.            Teacher Stipends

 

            3.            Professional Leave Requests


 

Discussion

 

Policies “Second Reading”

 

The following Policies were presented for “Second Reading”:

 

            1.            Policy BBB – Governing Body Selection

 

            2.            Policy DB – The Annual Operating Budget

 

            3.            Policy DBK – Line Item Transfer Authority

 

            4.            Policy IGBD – Programs for Teenage Parents

 

            5.            Policy JFG – Interrogations and Searches

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that the above policies would be brought back to the Board on August 22nd as “Third Reading.”

 

Policies “Third Reading/Action”

 

The following Policies were presented as “Third Reading/Action”:

 

            1.            Policy JED – Student Attendance

 

            2.            Policy JF – Bullying

 

            3.            Policy JHFD – Driver’s License/Permit Restrictions

 

            4.            KG-R – Regulations – Community Use of School Facilities

 

            5.            Vigo County School Calendars for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008

 

Mr. Shike moved to approve the above five “Third Reading” items.  Dr. Minnis seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval.  Mr. Tom seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Elementary, Middle, and High School Student Handbooks

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval for the Elementary, Middle, and High School Student Handbooks.

 

Mr. Tom moved for approval.  Mr. Burks 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

 

Dr. Minnis questioned Mr. Danner regarding full size school buses vs. the smaller wheel base buses.

 

Adjournment:  7:30 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.