VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL CORPORATION

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 686 WABASH AVENUE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

 

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 Vigo County School Corporation Administration Building, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana September 25, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.

 

The following Board Members were in attendance: Dr. Joseph Minnis, Mr. Paul Lockhart, Mr. Michael Tom, Mr. Mel Burks, Mr. Gene Shike, and Mrs. Jackie Lower. Douglas Rourke, grandson of Mr. Shike, was also in attendance as a guest of the Board.

 

Douglas Rourke led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Information from Superintendent Tanoos

 

Mr. Tanoos highlighted several of the meetings and events that have taken place during the past two weeks.

 

First Call for Citizen Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Consent Agenda

 

Mr. Burks 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 Statutory Meeting September 11, 2006

2. Minutes Regular Meeting September 11, 2006

3. Accounts Payable Docket September 25, 2006

4. Encumbrance Report Period Ending August 31, 2006

5. Financial Status Report Month Ending August 2006

6. Stipend Authorizations

7. Professional Leave Requests

8. Gift Items

a. Riley Elementary School Monetary gift of $3,196.07

to the extra-curricular library account to provide the

Media Center the opportunity to purchase needed

items Riley P.T.O.

 

b. West Vigo Middle School Monetary gift of $936.00 to

provide healthy snacks during ISTEP testing Bonnie

Monagham and Helping Hands.

 

Report

 

Criminal Background Checks

 

As per a request from Mr. Tom during the September 11th Board Meeting, Mr. Azar presented the employee background checks required and practiced by the Vigo County School Corporation and the Indiana State Police.

 

Following discussion, Mr. Tom requested that the administration obtain a National Data Base if affordable. He noted that it is his belief additional background checks are needed for new hires and volunteers.

 

New Business

 

Personnel Report

 

Mr. Tanoos presented the Personnel Report.

 

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

 

Permission to Hold Public Hearing

 

Mr. Tanoos requested that the Board of School Trustees grant the administration permission to conduct a public hearing at the October 9, 2006 Board meeting for the proposed additions and renovations to Dixie Bee Elementary School.

 

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

 

Dixie Bee Elementary School Addition/Renovation

 

Mr. Tanoos requested that the Board of School Trustees approve Energy Systems Group (ESG) as the construction manager and qualified energy savings provider for the Dixie Bee Elementary School Addition and Renovation project.

 

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


 

Reading First Grant

 

Mr. Tanoos requested approval to participate in the Reading First Grant. The grant is in the amount of $467,599.00 and will assist Davis Park, Deming, and West Vigo Elementary Schools in their overall goal of improved reading achievement.

 

Mrs. Lower moved for approval. Dr. Minnis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Comments/Correspondence/Information

 

Second Call for Citizens Comments

 

No comments were received.

 

Information and Proposals from Board Members

 

No comments were received.

 

Adjournment: 7:25 P.M.

 

 

Approved:

 

______________________________ President ______________________________

 

______________________________ Vice Pres. ______________________________

 

______________________________ Secretary ______________________________

 

______________________________ Dep. Secy.