VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – 686 WABASH AVENUE
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2004
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.
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)
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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