VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2004

7:19 P.M.

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

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 23rd day of August 2004 at 7:19 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were present:  Mr. Guille Cox, Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Kenneth Schuster, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, and Mr. Alferd Hamblen.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Superintendent Tanoos presented a brief report of the activities and state and local functions that he attended during the previous two weeks.

 

Resolution of Memoriam

 

Mr. Shike presented a Resolution of Memoriam for Dr. Margaret Gray, former Curriculum Chairperson at the Administration Building, Social Studies Teacher, at West Vigo High School, and English Teacher at Concannon Elementary School.

 

Spotlight

 

Mr. Azar, along with representatives of the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department and the Terre Haute Police Department presented a brief overview of the Junior Police Academy that took place this summer at Sarah Scott and Woodrow Wilson Middle Schools.  The weeklong summer program served 200 middle school students.

First Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

(No Comments Were Received)

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Consent Agenda for approval.

 

Mr. Hamblen moved for approval of the Consent Agenda.  Mr. Burks seconded the motion.  Mr. Cox, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, and Mr. Hamblen voted “yes.”  Dr. Minnis “abstained.”


 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval of the Personnel Report.  Mr. Schuster seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Resolution

401(a) Employees Savings Program

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the 401(a) Employees Savings Program Resolution.

 

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

 

(See Proceedings)

 

Tentative Master Agreement

 

Mr. Tanoos stated that the Vigo County School Corporation and the Vigo County Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year Master Agreement.  He requested Board approval of the tentative agreement as ratified by the Vigo County Teachers Association.

 

Mr. Burks moved for approval.  Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion.  Mr. Cox, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Tom, Mr. Burks, Mr. Shike, and Mr. Hamblen voted “yes.”  Dr. Minnis voted “no.”

 

(See Proeedings)

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant – Rio Grande Elementary School

 

Mr. Tanoos reported that bids were received and opened on August 12, 2004 for the wastewater treatment plant abandonment at Rio Grande Elementary School.  He recommended that B & T Excavating, Inc., be awarded a contract totaling $61,599.49 for this work that includes alternate #1, and that all other bids be rejected.

 

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

 

Grants

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the following Grants:

 

            Service Learning Grant – Deming Elementary School

            Early Intervention Grant

            Reading First Supplemental Grant

 

Dr. Minnis moved for approval of the three Grants submitted.  Mr. Hamblen seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizen’s Comments

 

Comments were received from Mr. Bernard Ridens, Executive Director of the Vigo County Taxpayers Association.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

Mr. Shike congratulated Dr. Minnis for being appointed Co-Chairman of District VII with the Indiana School Boards Association.

 

Adjournment:   8:00 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________President   ______________________________

 

______________________________Vice Pres.  ______________________________

 

______________________________Secretary   ______________________________

 

______________________________Dep. Secy.