A meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Vigo County School Corporation, Vigo County, Indiana, was held at the Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue. Terre Haute, Indiana, on the 25th day of August 2003 at 7:05 P.M.


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




Resolutions of Memoriam were presented for the following three former Vigo County School Corporation employees: Mrs. Michelle Barnett, Ms. Terese M. Sasso, and Mr. Cecil Smith.




Dixie Bee Elementary School and Rio Grande Elementary School were recognized for being designated as Four Star Schools for the 2002-2003 school year by the Indiana Department of Education.


First Call for Citizens Comments


No Comments Were Received


Consent Agenda


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


The following Consent Agenda items were approved:


1. Minutes Regular Meeting August 11, 2003


2. Financial Status Report July 2003


3. Encumbrance Report July 31, 2003


4. Accounts Payable Docket August 2003


5. Professional Leave Requests


New Business


Personnel Report


Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report for approval.


Mr. Shike moved for approval of the Personnel Report. Mr. Burks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


Tile I Book Materials (Contract Change Request)


Mr. Tanoos noted that the Board of School Trustees approved the Title I Book Materials contract on July 28, 2003 in the amount of $164,309.82, and the administration has been advised that Follett Library Resources will be unable to provide some of the items awarded to them. Mr. Tanoos requested permission to approve the change and increased amount of this contract.


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


(See Proceedings)


Social Studies Curriculum Guide


Mr. Tanoos requested approval of the Social Studies Curriculum Guide. He noted that the Guide contains information about the new state standards, local curriculum, and supplemental resources.


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


Vigo County School Corporation/Vigo County Teachers Association Agreement


Mr. Tanoos reported that the tentative agreement between the Vigo County School Corporation and the Vigo County Teachers Association was ratified by a vote of 511 to 3 in favor of acceptance on August 22, 2003, and requested that the Board accept the tentative agreement.


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


(See Proceedings)




Second Call for Citizens Comments


Comments were received from Dr. Hans Andreasen, Dr. Donna Lowdermilk, and Mr. Dave Chapman.


Information and Proposals from Board Members


Mr. Schuster commented that he recently attended a football game at Terre Haute North Vigo and complimented not only the new bleachers, but also the enthusiasm and spirit of the crowd in attendance.


Mr. Tanoos commented that the start of this school year went extremely well, and complimented all involved for helping to make this a success.


Adjournment: 7:40 P.M.





______________________________President ______________________________


______________________________Vice Pres ______________________________


______________________________Secretary ______________________________


______________________________Dep. Secy.